James A. "Jim" Wansing, 73, of rural Marshall, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2004, at his home.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 29, at St. Peter Catholic Church in Marshall. Father Kevin Gormley and Deacon Joe Mitchell will officiate. Visitation will be from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Pallbearers will be Edward Wansing, Brendon Davis, Eric Davis, Daniel Meenen, Jacob Meenan and Steven Mills. Burial will be in Mount St. Mary's Cemetery in Shackelford. Memorials are suggested to Mount St. Mary's Cemetery or the charity of choice.
Born Feb. 7, 1931, in Malta Bend, he was the son of the late Edward C. Wansing and Corinne J. Boland Wansing, who survives of Marshall. On Feb. 19, 1955, he married Karen Knight, who survives of the home. He had lived in Saline County his entire life and was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church in Marshall. He farmed his entire life and was a third degree member of Knights of Columbus Council 876 and a fourth degree member of Marshall Assembly. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and a graduate of Mercy Academy in Marshall.
Additional survivors include three sons, Steven Wansing and wife Michelle of rural Marshall, Kelly Wansing and wife Sarah of rural Marshall and Scott Wansing of Gravois Mills; one daughter, Leslie Davis of Jefferson City; three sisters, Helen Feik of Versailles, Marie Rupp of Grandview and Rose Vanderbeck of Gravois Mills; one brother, Michael Wansing of Marshall; 13 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by one brother, Glenn Wansing.
Additional information provided per family recompense.