Obituary of James "Jim" L. Aidt
James “Jim” L. Aidt, 76 years old, from Upland, passed away at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 21, 2019, at Marion General Hospital. It was on April Fool’s Day in 1943 that Jim was born in Bucyrus, Ohio, to Harold and Doris Hildebrand Aidt. In 1963, he married his loving wife, Patricia “Sue” Falkner, and she survives.
Jim worked in the maintenance department at Foster-Forbes for 30 years and retired in 1999. He enjoyed fishing, being outdoors, and splitting wood. He always looked forward to spending time with his grandchildren and playing with them. He also enjoyed spending time with his relatives in Kentucky. He will be remembered for how much he thought of others before himself. He was always helping someone who was in need.
He is survived by his wife of over 55 years, Sue; daughter, Anna (Jeff) McDonald, Marion; son, Brian Aidt, Upland; granddaughter, Ashley Slusher; great-grandchildren, Makenna McDonald and Jayden Slusher; niece, Brenda Aidt; brothers, Chuck Aidt and Jerry Aidt; and several nephews.
His parents and two brothers, Wayne and Eugene Aidt, preceded him in death.
The family will receive visitors from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with Jim’s funeral service beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, 2019, at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, Storey Chapel, 400 E. Main St., Gas City, IN. Pastor Jeff Jahn will be officiating with burial following at Jefferson Cemetery in Upland.
Memorial contributions may be directed to American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Ste. 300, Rockville, MD 20852.
Online condolences may be made at www.nswcares.com.
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