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James "Jim" William Noffsinger

April 29, 1928 ~ September 19, 2022 (age 94)

Life Story

James William “Jim” Noffsinger, 94, of Elkhart, passed away on Monday, September 19, 2022 at Woodland Manor. Jim was born on April 29, 1928 in Elkhart, IN to the late William Frank and Josephine (Detwiler) Noffsinger. Jim married his true love, Carmelene M. Ambrose on September 2,1950 in St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. She passed on February 25, 2021 after 70 wonderful years of marriage.

Jim is preceded in death by his parents, William and Josephine, grandson, Erich Grimske; also, three brothers Frank Noffsinger, Richard Noffsinger, John Noffsinger, and two sisters, Frances Jones, and Jeanie Cullen.

Jim is survived by his three daughters, Robin Wesaw of South Bend, Nikki Grimske and Michele Flager, both of Elkhart; 7 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; and his sister Delores (Roy) Haug of California.

Jim graduated in 1946 from Elkhart High School. He enlisted in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict, from 1952 until his honorable discharge in 1954. He worked for over 30 years with his family, as the service manager at Elkhart Camera Center.

While his work life was important to him, Jim was a man of great faith and a longtime member and dedicated volunteer of St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church and the school. He was the photographer for the school yearbook and served on the St. Vincent Cemetery Board for many years. Jim was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #1043, and an honorary member of the I.A.R.A. Jim was an avid and lifelong Chicago Cubs fan. “Go Cubs.” Jim will be remembered as a kind, generous and compassionate man, who loved his family, his faith, and his country.

Please join with his family on Friday, September 30, 2022, as we celebrate the lives of Jim and Carmelene Noffsinger, beginning with visitation at 10:00 a.m., with a mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11:00 a.m., at St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church. 1108 S. Main St. Elkhart. Rev. Craig Borchard will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Vincent Cemetery. Military honors will be rendered for Jim by the U.S. Army Funeral Honor Guard and DAV Chapter #19. The family kindly request memorials to Ryan’s Place, Suicide Bereavement Group, 118 S. Main St. Goshen, IN 46528. Arrangements are under the care of Billings Funeral Home. Condolences may be made online at

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September 30, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church
1108 South Main Street
Elkhart, Indiana 46516

Mass of Christian Burial
September 30, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church
1108 South Main Street
Elkhart, Indiana 46516

Burial with Military Honors Immediately following
September 30, 2022

St. Vincent Cemetery
Corner of Indiana and SR 19
Elkhart, IN 46516


Ryan's Place
PO Box 73, Goshen IN 46527
Tel: 1-574-535-1000

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