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Robert James Pontius

October 25, 1943 ~ July 27, 2021 (age 77)


Robert James “Jim” Pontius

October 25, 1943 – July 27, 2021



OSCEOLA- Robert James “Jim” Pontius, 77, of Osceola, died Tuesday July 27, 2021, at Elkhart General Hospital. He was born October 25, 1943, in Elkhart Indiana to Donald R. & Mary Florence (Jones) Pontius.

     Surviving are 4 children, Craig J. Pontius of Trinity, AL, Douglas R. Pontius of Elkhart, Robin J. Wirick of Osceola, Michelle R. Pontius of Union; 5 grandchildren, Angela Pitts, Justin Pontius, Trevor Wirick, Nolan Malcom, Evan Gibson; 6 great-grandchildren, Selma, Mary, Tyler, Taya, Trinity, Marleigh and a sister, Linda (Rex) Mellinger of Elkhart.  He was preceded in death by his parents Don and Mary Pontius, 2 siblings, Dennis Pontius and Kevin Pontius; a grandson, A.J. Malcom and his furry buddy Tiara.

     Jim graduated in 1961 from Jimtown High School and was member of the Michigan Milk Haulers Association.  He enjoyed fishing with his grandchildren and going on vacations with his family.  He worked as truck driver for KTR Trucking, LLC.

     Visitation for family and friends will be from 3-7 p.m. Monday August 2, 2021, at Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home.  Additional visitation will be on Tuesday from 10-11 a.m.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday August 3, 2021, at the funeral home.  Chaplain Andy Williams form the Elkhart DAV Chapter #19 will preside and burial will follow in Olive (West) Cemetery.

     Memorial contributions may be given to the Cleveland Clinic Cardiac Unit.

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Funeral Service
August 3, 2021

11:00 AM
Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home and Crematory
700 E. Jackson Blvd
Elkhart, IN 46516

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