James W. “Jim” Michner, 71, Kokomo, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. He was born Feb. 28, 1941, in Frankfort, to William James and Bonnie Jean (Roush) Michner. On Aug. 19, 1967, he married Charla (Shanks) Michner, and she survives.
He graduated from Little Jeff High School in Jefferson in 1958 and then attended Purdue University, where he graduated in 1962 with a bachelor’s degree in education. He later earned his master’s degree in education from Ball State University. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War from 1962 to 1966. He was a science teacher at Kokomo-Center Schools for 30 years before retiring. He enjoyed sports, especially tennis and loved fishing and playing euchre.
In addition to his wife, Charla, he is survived by one son, Jerry W. (April) Michner; one granddaughter, Marissa Michner; one great-grandson, Trent Lee William Michner; one brother, Jerry L. (Pat) Michner; three sisters, Nancy Spindler, Joyce (Dave) Wise, and Teresa (Brian) Cotterman; and multiple nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home, with Charles Shanks officiating. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association. Messages of condolence may be expressed online at www.sunsetmemorygarden.com.