|James Milton Washburn
September 2, 1938 – June 25, 2019
James Milton Washburn (Cricket), 80, of Culver, Indiana passed away on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at Miller Merry
Manor in Culver, Indiana.
James was born in Culver Indiana to Edward Washburn and Nettie (Walker) Washburn, both deceased.
James graduated from Culver High School and entered the Air Force in 1961 and served in the 6th Weather
Squadron based out of Tinker AFB, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma for 4 years as a weather observer. After is
honorable discharge from the Air Force in 1965, James worked for the US Post Office in Culver Indiana. James
then went on to work for Midwest Spring in Mentone Indiana as an Engineer for 33 years, before retiring in 2004.
James loved to spend time at his lake cottage on Lake Maxinkuckee fishing, boating, and relaxing. He even
picked up playing golf in his retirement.
James was one of 4 siblings whom all proceeded him in death. William Washburn of Culver IN., Mary Jane Ulch
of Ossineke MI., and Joanne Clifton of Winston Salem, NC.
James is survived by brother-in-law Ralph Ulch of Fennville, MI. and several nieces and nephews, William
(Cutter) Washburn of Florida, David Washburn (deceased), Donovan Clifton of Winston Salem, NC., Paul
Sherwood of Manchester, NH., Patricia Willis (Deceased), Debbie Schoonover of St. Petersburg, FL., Mary
Jane Batta of Culver, IN., Robert Clifton of San Antonio, Tx., Julie Nichols of Fennville, MI., Jeremiah Ulch of
Savannah TN., Roy Ulch of North Webster, IN., Rick Clifton of Seattle, WA., Rita Proctor of Indianapolis, IN.,
Ralph (Steve) Ulch of St. Charles, MI., and Patrick Ulch of South Haven, MI. He was blessed with many great
neices and nephews.
Visitation will be at the Odom Funeral Home, 104 East Lake Shore Drive Culver, IN. on Friday, June 28, 2019,
from 4 to 7 pm EDT and on Saturday, June 29, 2019 from 10 to 11 am EDT with services to begin at 11 am
EDT. Burial will follow at the Culver Masonic Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given to Culver VFW post 6919, 108 E Washington St, Culver, IN 46511 where
James was a member.