James H. Greener, 83, retired Lake Township farmer and more recently a resident near Huntertown, passed away at 6:00 a. m. on Tuesday, February 25, 2014, at Covington Manor in Fort Wayne following a lengthy illness. Mr. Greener was born on April 28, 1930 in Lake Township, a son of Otto and Anna (McCormick) Greener, and graduated from Arcola High School. As a young man he served with the U. S. Army during the Korean Conflict, and was married in Fort Wayne on October 30, 1955 to Norma J. Brueck. He and his wife lived most of their married life in Lake Township where he was engaged in farming, with his brother Roy, raising dairy cattle, hogs, and sheep. He retired from farming in 1999 and later moved to his present home near Huntertown. He was a member of the Resurrection Lutheran Church, south of Huntertown. He greatly enjoyed spending time with his family, and also enjoyed tending to his livestock. In his leisure time he enjoyed socializing with family and friends, playing Euchre, fishing, telling jokes, and mowing grass, especially at Camp Luther. The surviving relatives include his wife Norma, to whom he was married for over 58 years; his children Kenton A. (Teresa) Greener of Portage, Mich., Karen A. (Kit) Kramer of Plainfield, Ill., and Michael L. (Jane) Greener, Michelle L. Greener, and Kayleen M. Greener, all of Fort Wayne; four grandchildren Bryan Greener, Aleyna Greener, Christopher Greener, and Alea Anne Kramer; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; many close friends; and his Covington Manor family. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers Roy S. Greener on October 11, 2012 and Ralph Greener in his youth. Services will be held at 11 a. m. on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at the Resurrection Lutheran Church, 14318 Lima Rd., with Pastor William Smith, officiating. The family will receive friends at the church on Friday, March 7, 2014 from 2-4 and from 6-8 p. m., or one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in the Huntertown Cemetery, with military graveside rites. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Resurrection Lutheran Church, Lutheran Outdoor Ministries, Arcola or Huntertown Volunteer Fire Departments, or Fort Wayne SPCA. Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco is in charge of the arrangements. ***************************************** To leave an online condolence for the family in Mr. Greener's memory, please click on "Condolences" below. . .