Defiance, Ohio - James L. Aten, 71, of Defiance and formerly of Perrysville, Indiana passed away at 6:24 p.m. EDT Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at Brookview Health Care Center in Defiance, Ohio.
James was born on January 2, 1949 in Charleston, Illinois the son of the late Herbert L. and Dorothy Virginia (Williams) Aten.
He married Patricia Kiser on October 23, 2004 in Defiance, Ohio and she survives.
Also surviving are two daughters: Jamie Aten of Cayuga, Indiana, and Kimberly (Scott) See of Williamsport, Indiana; step-son: H. Scott (Jennifer) Richards of California; one sister: Patricia (Paul) Cummins of Newton, Illinois; one brother: Robert (Ruth) Aten of Bloomington, Indiana; four grandchildren: Nathaniel (Bre) Booe, Logan (Josh Hall) Booe, Luke Aten, Brennan (Albaro Cruz) See; one step-granddaughter, Haven Richards and three great-grandchildren: Henlee Michelle Booe, Jep Michael Booe and Etta Rose Booe. Jim was preceded was preceded in death by his parents.
James worked as a machinist for General Motors (Defiance, Ohio and formerly Tilton, Illinois) and retired after 30 years of service. He was a member of the N.R.A and the Defiance Fishing & Game Club. In his spare time, he enjoyed panning for gold, rock collecting, raising plants, searching EBay and being the finest husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather he could be.
A Private Family service will be held at Noon EDT Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at DeVerter Funeral Home in Cayuga, Indiana; Visitation will be from 10 a.m. EDT Tuesday, April 14, 2020 until time of services. Due to the current health crisis, there will only be a limited number of people allowed in the building at a time for visitation. Burial: 2:30 p.m. CDT Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at Aten Cemetery in Hidalgo, Illinois. Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, Illinois 60674. Condolences: www.deverterfuneralhome.com.
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American Heart Association
3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago IL 60674