James Wayne Wilges, 85, passed away Friday, September 17, 2021 peacefully at home in Angola. He was born December 18, 1935, in Lima, Ohio a son to Samuel and Sabrina (Casperson) Wilges.
James served his country in the Army from 1958-1960. He was a lifetime member of the VFW. He was also a Moose member since 1986.
James was a self-employed Plumber.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and running bird dogs.
James is survived by wife of 59 years, Judy Wilges; sister, Francis Kelly of Spencerville, Ohio; children, Jeff Wilges of Mesa, Arizona, Patty Smith of Fort Wayne, Jennifer Trammel of Angola and Toni (Dennis) Callow of Wolcottville; grandchildren, Brad Smith, Angie (Keith) Seivers, Michael (Joni) Callow, Daniel Callow, Brandon Callow, Aubrey Zerns (Tiffany Combs), Jared (Ryan) Long, Nicholas Zerns, Nicole Zerns (Dave Jensen) and Chase (Maggie) Callow; great grandchildren, Malliyah, Grant, Jackson, Keagen, Easton, Ellyana Jo, Rhilynn, Harper and Cora Rose; and several nieces and nephews.
James was preceded in death by a daughter, Tamela Wilges; brother, John Wilges; and brother-in-law, Ben Kelly.
Per James' request there are no calling or services at this time. Preferred memorials are to the family.
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