Wolcottville - James F. "Jim" Hullinger, 80, of Wolcottville, passed away on Saturday Jan 4, 2020 at Parkview Regional Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born on April 8, 1939 in Stone Bluff, Indiana to Floyd and Loretta Mae (Meese) Hullinger. He graduated from Decatur High School, and worked for International Harvester/Navistar until his retirement in 1992. He married Sharon Stuckey on June 11, 1960 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in New Haven. In his free time, he enjoyed bow hunting, golfing, ice fishing, and especially enjoyed IU Basketball. He was a person who found joy in all four seasons of the year. Jim was a devoted family man, loving husband and father, and above all, was strong in his Christian faith. He was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Avilla. Jim is survived by his wife of 59 years, Sharon Hullinger of Wolcottville, sons, Steve (Judi) Hullinger, and Tony (Pam) Hullinger all of Carmel, daughters, Liz Saillant of Wolcottville, Diana (Harry) Hilligoss of Pleasant Lake, and Cheryl (Brad) Talley of Lafayette. Also surviving are 18 grand children; 10 great grandchildren; brothers, Bill (Shirley) Hullinger, Rick Hullinger, and Tom (Vickie) Hullinger; and sisters, Jean Clayton, Patsy (Bill) Kurtz, Kathy Beery, Sandy (Ken) Warner, Connie Cauble, and Cindy McLaughlin. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Terry Hullinger. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00am Thursday Jan 9, 2020 at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, Avilla, with visitation one hour prior. Visitation will also be from 5-8pm Wednesday Jan 8, 2020 at Harper Funeral Homes, Avilla Chapel, 530 N Main St., Avilla, with a Rosary service at 7:30pm. Burial will take place at 2:00pm on Thursday Jan 9, 2020 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery in New Haven. Contributions in Jim's memory may be made to masses, St. Mary's Catholic Church or School in Avilla, or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. To sign the online guestbook or leave a condolence, visit www.harperfuneralhomes.com.
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