James O. Hetser, age 102, of Greencastle, passed away Monday, Dec. 5, 2011.
Born Sept. 21, 1909 in Owen County, he was the son of Paul and Carrie Hetser.
He graduated from Cloverdale High School.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Helen, his second wife Virginia, his daughter Mindy and his brother Hugh Hetser.
He is survived by his daughter, Susie Sendmeyer; two granddaughters, Toni Glassman of Houston, Texas, and Heather (Mike) Astumian, of Indianapolis; two grandsons, Paul (Francine) Karch of Bloomington, and Bart (Mechelle) Karch of Freedom, Ind.; six great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
James retired as a machine repairman from IBM Corp. in 1974.
He was a more than 55-year member of F & AM Masonic Lodge 47, Moose Lodge 1592, Order of the Eagles 2516, American Legion and the NRA.
Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8 at Hudson Hill Cemetery in Gosport with Rev. Paul Taylor officiating.
Friends may call from 10 a.m.-noon Thursday, Dec. 8 at the Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, Greencastle.
Condolences may be shared with the family c/o www.hopkins-rector.com