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.