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James W. Tomlinson, Sr., 75, of Fort Wayne, passed away at 8:45 a.m. March 3, 2011, at North Ridge Village Nursing Home, Albion. Born Dec. 2, 1935, he was a son of Wesley and Amy (Helmes) Tomlinson.
He served in the United States Army from 1959 to 1967. He was married to the late Ellen (Genda) Herendeen.
Survivors include his daughters, Debra Dellinger and Shelley Mawhorter; son, Robert Tomlinson; sister, Celia Miller; step-sons, Walter Herendeen and John Herendeen.
Visitation is from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City. Private family burial at the Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne, with the Whitley County Korean War Veterans presenting graveside military honors.
Memorial gifts may be given in memory of Mr. Tomlinson to a memorial fund with checks payable to DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Visit www.demoneygrimes.com to send family condolences or sign the guest register book.