James C. Thomas age 87, of New Bavaria died Thursday evening, June 11, 2020 at Vancrest of Holgate.
His Legacy… Jim was born August 3, 1932 to Leroy and Pauline (Gustwiller) Thomas in New Bavaria. He graduated from Holgate High School. Jim enlisted with the United State Army in 1952. On January 21, 1956 he married Lois A. Franz. Jim was a farmer, member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, New Bavaria, life member of the VFW #8847, life member of PH Athletic Boosters and was a past board member of the Farmers Elevator.
His Family… He is survived by 3 children: James C. (Marilyn) Thomas, New Bavaria, Sandra S. (Daniel) Keeterle, New Bavaria and Mark A. (Lisa) Thomas, Holgate; 6 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and siblings, Marilyn Stouffer and Thomas Thomas. Jim was preceded in death by his wife Lois in 2007, a grandson, Matthew Keeterle, a brother John Thomas and an infant brother, Leroy Thomas, Jr..
His Farewell Services… Friends will be received in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, New Bavaria on Monday from 3-7:00 pm. Due to health concerns; a mask is required, social distancing is encouraged and the number of visitors will be regulated at any given time for admittance into the church. Everyone is welcome at 9:30 am into the church with Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 10:30 am with Father Nick Cunningham officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military honors. Contributions in Jim’s memory can be made to Vancrest of Holgate or a charity of your choice.
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