James ‘Jim’ R. LaFollette

Oct. 9, 1955-Nov. 14, 2022


James “Jim” R. LaFollette, 67, passed away Nov. 14, 2022, at home, in Terre Haute.

He was born Oct. 9, 1955, at Crawfordsville, to James “Don” and Norma (Kell) LaFollette.

Jim was a graduate of Crawfordsville High School, Class of 1974 and ITT Technical Institute in Indianapolis graduate of Architectural Engineering Technology Associate Degree, Class of 1976. Jim worked for 27 years across the US, making detailed fabrication drawings for architectural building products for storefront and skylight systems and manual drafting and sketching skills. His greatest career achievement was working for Baker Metal Products Inc., designing the drawings for windows in the Luxor Building in Las Vegas. Jim was a longtime member of the First Christian Church in Crawfordsville.

Jim loved caring for cats. He enjoyed photography, collecting and reading Stephen King books, listening to Beatles music and watching Dolphins football team.

Jim is survived by his sister, Janet Harrison; nephew Aaron Harrison; niece Aarika Harrison (Dalton Lorenzen); and great nieces and nephews, Elias, Hayden, Kayden, Tony, Cecily and Davy; aunt Karen Larr; cousins, Jenny Bigler (Ron) and Elizabeth Lafollette; second cousins, Cam, Max and Alex; and brother-in-law Daryl Harrison.

He was predeceased by his parents and uncle Charles “Chick” LaFollette.

Visitation will be held Thursday, Nov. 17 at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville, from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at noon. The service will be available to livestream on his obituary page at www.SandersFuneralCare.com. Burial will follow at LaFollette Cemetery in Parkersburg.

Memorial donations may be made to First Christian Church, 211 S. Walnut St., Crawfordsville, IN 47933.

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