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James H. Moore

June 18, 1928 ~ December 20, 2018 (age 90)
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James H. Moore, 90, of LaFontaine, Indiana, passed away at 7:55 a.m. on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at Marion General Hospital.  James was born in Wolcott, Indiana on June 18, 1928 to the late William and Fanny (Woltzen) Moore.

James graduated from Wolcott High School in 1946.  He worked building grain elevators until entering the United States Army.  While in the Army, James served in the Korean War, where he was wounded and earned a Purple Heart.  He married the former Donabell V. Grossman on December 7, 1952.  Upon returning from Korea, he worked in construction for Faust Building & Supply in LaFontaine for 20 years, before starting his own construction company, from which he retired.  In addition to construction, he farmed 80 acres and raised cattle and hogs.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Donabell (Grossman) Moore; three children, Ron (Kris) Moore of Wabash, Steve (Paula) Moore of Iowa City, Iowa and Cindy (Doug) Taylor of Lafayette, Indiana; four grandchildren, Benjaman Moore, Rebecca Moore, Austin Taylor and Zach Taylor and one great-grandson, Colm Moore.  

A private funeral service will be held at McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, IN  46992.  Burial will be at Gardens of Memory in Marion, Indiana.  

A memorial service will be held at a later date for family and friends.  

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