James G. "Jim" Crafton

February 6, 1934 ~ April 16, 2022 (age 88)

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James G. “Jim” Crafton, 88, of Syracuse, IN passed away at 7:50 a.m. on Saturday, April 16, 2022 at Miller’s Merry Manor in Warsaw, IN. He was born on February 6, 1934 in Nappanee, IN to Bebon & Bertha (Mischler) Crafton.

He grew up in Nappanee and graduated from Nappanee High School. He was married on September 11, 1960 in Syracuse, IN to Norma J. Byland who survives and spent most of his life in the Syracuse area. He retired from Auto Zone in Goshen and formerly worked at Da-Lite Screen in Warsaw.

He was a member of the Buzzards Roost Ham Radio Operator Club, Solomon Creek United Methodist Church near Benton, formerly attended the Calvary United Methodist Church in Syracuse, and was part of the Burger King Men’s Coffee Club.

He is survived by:

Norma Crafton of Syracuse

Daughter – Terri Collins of Indianapolis

Son- Garry Crafton of Chicago, IL

2 Grand & 2 Gt. Grandchildren

He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter – Bobbi Schiffer, and sister - Dianna Shoemaker.

Visitation will be from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, 2022 at Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse, IN. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday April 22, 2022 at the Solomon Creek United Methodist Church, 15051 CR 146, Syracuse, IN with Pastor Glenda Woodcox officiating. Burial will follow in the Solomon Creek Cemetery.

Preferred memorials may be given to the Solomon Creek United Methodist Church, 15051 CR 146, Syracuse, IN 46567. 

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April 21, 2022

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Owen Family Funeral Homes
1001 S. Huntington St.
Syracuse, IN 46567

Funeral Service
April 22, 2022

11:00 AM

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