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James Edward Bough

September 12, 1930 ~ October 17, 2021 (age 91)


James Edward Bough passed away on Sun., Oct 17, 2021 at his residence.

James was born on Sept. 12, 1930 in Shoals, Indiana to Daniel and Mary Bough. He married Marilyn Bough on July 2, 1955 in Indiana. He enlisted in the service and was an Army Paratrooper, 101st Airborne. After serving his duty, he started building and remodeling homes. He was known by many and took great pride in his work. After raising 4 children, he and his wife of 63 years, retired and spent their winters in Florida. Family meant the world to him. He very much enjoyed his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He was a loving parent and grandparent. He will be greatly missed by all.

He was preceded in death by his wife Marilyn and son James D. Bough.

He is survived by his son Stephen (Julie) Bough; daughters Colleen Helfvogt, and Lisa Oswald; daughter-in-law Connie Bough; sister-in-law Jane Bough; brother-in-law Dr. Jerry (Jewel) Hancock; grandchildren Sherri (Mike) Wallner, Matthew (Kathie) Bough, Ryan Bough, Chase Bough, Ashley (Charlie) Orosz, Daniel (Rose) Oswald, Heather (Matthew) Trotter, and Jonathan (Tarin) Oswald; great-grandchildren Kendra (Dominic) Wallner/Grano, Dylan (Maty) Witt, Kassie Wallner, Derek (Madison) Wallner, Dawson Wallner, Gail Bough (Christian Popoca), Shawn Bough, Ella Orosz, Olivia Orosz, Olivya Meyer, Leyland Oswald, Ayden Oswald, Samantha Trotter, Tristan Trotter, Briana Oswald, Addison Oswald, Christopher Oswald, Maxwell Oswald, and Nicholas Oswald; great-great-grandchildren Blakely Witt and Tristian Popoca; and many nieces and nephews.

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