James L. DeRudder,
age 61 of
He was born
He married Sue Mullins on
May 5, 1973 at South Lyon, MI.
Jim enjoyed working as a Senior Scientist for 29 years at G.E/SABIC in Mt. Vernon, conducting research that resulted in many useful patents. He was a proud graduate of the
At the moment of his
decease, he was the current president of the Mt. Vernon Lions Club, where
he was a member for over 20 years. Among many other things, Jim enjoyed
gardening, taking great enjoyment in his herb gardens, reading, computers, and
firearms collecting. He was also an avid cook. Jim loved his family and was
affectionately known as “Gramps” by his grandchildren. He attended Crossroads
Christian Church in
He is survived by his wife, Sue; two sons and daughter-in-law, David and Jessica DeRudder and Daniel DeRudder all of Newburgh; two daughters and son-in-law, Jennifer and Jeff Barnes of Mt. Vernon and Heather DeRudder of Evansville; eight grandchildren, Jayelle, Evie, J.J. and Tayla Barnes; Erial, Lilly, Zeke and YzzY DeRudder; one sister and brother-in-law, Edie and Roy King of Jacksonville, FL. He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Roger DeRudder.
Funeral services will be held at on
Visitation will be from on Monday at the funeral home.