In Memory of James DURSMA

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Service Date:   July 30, 2015, 6:00 pm

Date of Birth:   November 14, 1937

Date of Death:   July 25, 2015

Charitable Donations Made To:   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project .

Life Legacy:
USAF SMSgt. (Ret.) James Gordon Dursma, age 77 of Fairborn, passed away Saturday July 25, 2015 in the Hospice of Dayton. He was born November 14, 1937 in Andover, South Dakota, the son of the late Eugene and Cleone (Pew) Dursma. James served his country during Vietnam in the U.S. Air Force, retiring at the rank of Senior Master Sergeant; and followed with employment in civil service at Wright-Patterson AFB, retiring after over 45 years of combined federal service. He was a lifetime member of American Legion Post 526, VFW Post 6861, and Moose Lodge 1068, all of Fairborn; and his hobbies included bowling, darts, woodworking, puzzles, and reading. He is survived by three children, Cathy (Stacey) Kinnin, James, Jr. (Amy Neuberger) Dursma, Jacqueline Garner; four grandchildren, Corey (Danyelle) Kinnin, Kelly (Alyssa) Kinnin, Derek Dursma, Steven Dursma; a great-grandson, Drew Kinnin; seven siblings, Ralph, Gerald, Sharon (Paul), Marla, Robert, Gloria, Linda; former wives, Phyllis Sievers, Betty Jean Dursma; special friends, Jeanie Beatty, Teresa (Geoffrey) Johnson and son, Jaxon Stacy; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and other extended family. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Tuesday July 28, 2015 from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. in the Belton-Stroup Funeral Home, 422 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd., Fairborn. Burial will be held at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, Washington on Monday, August 3rd, 2015 at 10:30 AM. Visitation Services will be held on Wednesday, July 30 2015 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at Personal Alternative Funeral Services 749 North Central Avenue, Kent, WA 98032. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project .

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