James M. “Jim” Parnin, 85, of Angola, Indiana, passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at Northern Lakes Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Angola, Indiana.
He was born on July 10, 1934 to C. Delbert and Blanche (Leighner) Parnin in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Jim graduated from Central Catholic High School, Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1952. He married Norma Phillips on December 3, 1954.
He served in the US Army from March 1955 through February 1957. He started working at GTE in 1958 and retired from Verizon on December 17, 1993.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Norma Parnin of Angola, Indiana; sons, William (Nancy) Parnin of Angola, Indiana and Steven (Gay) Parnin of Angola, Indiana; daughters, Teresa (Mike) Field of Fremont, Indiana, Elane (Greg) Kinney of Angola, Indiana and Ann (William) Landgraf of Fort Wayne, Indiana. Also surviving are two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, 4 step-grandsons, one step great-grandson and three step great-granddaughters. Along with several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Carl (Pat) Parnin and sister Marjorie (Gordon) Westerwelle.
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Orland, Indiana.
There will be no services.