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James D. Wirt

May 11, 1944 ~ August 4, 2019 (age 75)


James D. Wirt, 75, of Elkhart passed away on Sunday August 4, 2019. Jim was born on May 11, 1944 in Indianapolis to Forrest and Frieda (Smith) Wirt. On May 27,1993 at Grace Lutheran Church he married Marsha J. Borger.

Jim retired after 40 years of service in sales in the RV industry. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church where he was an usher, and a former council member and Men in Mission. He enjoyed watching birds and photography. He was President of the Miata Club.  He served on the Red Cross Board for 12 years.  He honorably served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam Era.

Jim is survived by his wife, Marsha; sons Ryan Borger of Roswell, GA and Blake (Tracy) Borger of Granger, his brother; John P. (Sharon) Wirt of Bristol and his grandchildren; Jarred (Mikayla) Finnerman and Madison Borger, and his great-granddaughter Quinn. Jim was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends may visit from 4-8 pm on Wednesday August 7, 2019 at Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11am on Thursday August 8th at Grace Lutheran Church, 831 West Marion Street, Elkhart, IN.  Friends may visit 1 hour prior to services at the church. Pastor Dan Forehand is officiating. Memorial donations in memory of Jim may be made to the Grace Lutheran Church, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America, 11550 North Meridian Street, Carmel, IN  46032 or Mosaic, 1415 Lincolnway West, Osceola, In 46561. On line condolences for Jim’s family may be made on the funeral home website.

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August 7, 2019

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home
1531 Cobblestone Boulevard
Elkhart, IN 46514

Funeral Service
August 8, 2019

11:00 AM
Grace Lutheran Church
831 West Marion Street
Elkhart, In 46516


Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
11550 North Meridian Street, Carmel IN 46032

Grace Lutheran Church
831 West Marion Street, Elkhart IN 46516

1415 Lincolnway West, Osceola IN 46561

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