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James L. Unruh

June 28, 2013

James L Unruh (89) died Friday June 28, 2013 at the Presbyterian Manor in Newton.  Jim was born in Lehigh, Ks, on November 17, 1923 to Clyde Unruh and Elizabeth Loewen Unruh.   He later married Maxine Giffen.  They had two children; Steven Unruh of North Newton and daughter Linda (Michael) Henry of Wichita.

He is survived by his wife: Maxine; two children: Steven Unruh and Linda Henry, sister: Jeannie Holiday of Kingman, and two granddaughters: Jennifer and Julia Henry.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, a brother: Clyde (Bud) Unruh, sister: Eileen Spore, and nephew: Jimmy Chris Unruh.

Jim received military honors while serving in WWII. He was a member of the 384th Infantry Division of the US Army that fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He received a purple heart and three bronze stars for his service and sacrifice.

He was a retired production manager at Pre Stressed Construction.   He was an avid golfer and bowler. He liked traveling, fishing, and caring for his place in the country. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Newton.

Jim will be remembered as a “big guy” that worked hard and was very strong. He was very compassionate and enjoyed helping friends and family. He was fun loving and a great “hubby and father”. The family will miss him greatly but they will have many fond memories of Jim.

A memorial service is scheduled for 1:00 P.M., Saturday, July 13th at the Newton Presbyterian Manor Chapel.

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