James “Jim” E. McKinzie 85, of Frankfort, IN, went to be with the Lord at 3:35 a.m. April 22, 2014 at St. Elizabeth Central, Lafayette. Born October 6, 1928 in Frankfort, IN to the late Reldo & Effie (Singleton) McKinzie, He married LaVaughn “Toots” Warren on October 12, 1946 in Elkhart, IN and she preceded him in death on October 7, 2008. Mr. McKinzie attended Frankfort Schools and was a lifelong Frankfort resident. He worked for 38 years, retiring in 1982 where he was a brakeman and worked in the train yard for the Nickel Plate Railroad which later changed to N & W Railroad. Jim attended the First Wesleyan Church in Frankfort. A lifelong member of the Eagles, he was also a member of the Frankfort Orbiter’s R.C. Airplane Club. He loved playing the guitar, teaching himself to play the steel guitar, loved to fish, boat, spending time on the lake, write music on his computer, spending time with friends and family and was an avid NASCAR fan.
Visitation and Services
Visitation will be Saturday, April 26, 2014 from Noon-2 p.m. at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. The service will begin at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Bunnell Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association.
2 Daughters: Marsha (Marvin) Donoho of Frankfort, Linda C. Brummet of Otterbein, 3 Grandchildren: Russell Ely of Frankfort, Lisa (Doug) Hutchens of Chantilly, VA, Shelly (Steve) Jung of Bayfield, CO, 2 Sisters: Bonnie (Ed) Eddingfield of Lima, OH, Sue McCune of Frankfort, 1 Brother: Dick (Cathy) McKinzie of Frankfort, 7 Great Grandchildren, 1 Great Great Granddaughter.
a grandson, Edward J. Brummet, 8 brothers and 3 sisters.