James S. ’Jim’ Vingis

Thursday, April 13, 2023

James S. ’Jim’ Vingis, 79, of Lyons, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 11, 2023, in Newburgh. He was born on August 22, 1943, to Stanley and Dorothy (Rankin) Vingis. James married Sheryl L. “Sherry” Bradfield on March 27, 1965.

Jim was a Vietnam veteran, serving in the US Navy. He was employed with Smithville Communications for over 40 years of service, retiring in 2012. Jim enjoyed military history, reading, camping, traveling and researching the history of trains.

Family left to cherish the memories of James include one daughter, Shelly (Erik Kreffel) Vingis of Indianapolis; sisters, Mary Jo (Dick) Zachow of Wisc., Patricia Jacobs of Bicknell, Betsy (Dan) McGrath of Conn., Janeen (Frank) of Ala., Bronie Stiles of Vincennes and Denise Summit of Oaktown.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Sheryl Vingis.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 18, 2023, at Anderson-Poindexter Chapel in Linton. Jim will be laid to rest in Marco Cemetery in Marco with a Military graveside service.

Family and friends may call from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday April 17 and from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 18, 2023.

Arrangements and care have been entrusted to Meng Family Funeral Homes, Anderson-Poindexter Chapel in Linton. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family online at www.andersonpoindexter.com