Cover photo for James L. "Jim" Shlater's Obituary
1937 James 2022

James L. "Jim" Shlater

August 30, 1937 — May 26, 2022

James L. "Jim" Shlater,84, of Columbia City, IN passed away at 12:50 p.m. on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at his home.

He was born on Aug. 30, 1937.

He married Roberta Blain on July 2, 2007.

Jim worked in the printing industry all of his life.

Jim was most noted for drawing Oscar the Turtle while working for Tri-County Truth. There is a monument in downtown Churubusco, honoring Oscar.

Jim is survived by a son, Rick (Roxann); a daughter, Jenny (Dee Trier); stepdaughters, Jenny Blain (Gina Ross), and Jamie (Corey) Crow.

There will be no services per Jim's request. Owen Family Funeral Home, St. Rd. 13 & CR 500N, North Webster, IN is in charge of arrangements.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of James L. "Jim" Shlater, please visit our flower store.

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