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James Vawter

February 7, 1954 — September 12, 2013

James Doyle Vawter, 59 of Lafayette, IN died peacefully Wednesday, September 12th, 2013 at his home in Lafayette, Indiana, after living with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) for four years. Born February 7, 1954 in Kokomo, IN., he was the son of the late Doyle John William Vawter and Rosina Ann ( Koors ) Vawter of Tipton, Indiana.

He married Mary Ann Bonner on June 22, 2002 at St. Boniface Roman Catholic Church in Lafayette, IN. and she survives.

After graduating from Tipton High School, he attended Purdue University. After working at Quaker Oats Distribution Center for 21 years, Jim moved to Lafayette, Indiana and continued to work for 16 more years at Alcoa.

Jim was a member of the Saint Boniface Roman Catholic Church where he was a member of the RCIA Team and Militia Immaculata (MI). He enjoyed spending time with his family, cycling, and supporting Purdue and Central Catholic sports.

Surviving with his wife are three daughters , Alicia Ann Duncan (husband Jason) of Dayton, Indiana; Karissa Marie Wright (husband Darren) of Arlington, VA; Maria Catherine Vawter ,Lafayette; a step-daughter, Christina Ann Bonner of Lafayette, IN; and a son Philip Augustine Vawter , Lafayette; and brother, Joseph Vawter (wife Trudy)of New Lebanon, OH. Also surviving are 7 grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 3-6 PM Sunday at the Hahn-Groeber Funeral Home 1104 Columbia St, Lafayette, with the Rosary service at 2:45 PM. Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 AM Monday at Saint Boniface Catholic Church,Fr.Tim Alkire officiating with burial to follow at Saint Boniface Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Saint Boniface Catholic Church; Matrix Pregnancy Center, or Autism Little Start Center of Lafayette, IN.

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