James “Jim” Bammer, 84 of Princeton, passed away Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013 at home.

He was born in Gibson County on April 21, 1929 to the late Albert Samuel and Eunice (Rainey) Bammer.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean War and was awarded the Purple Heart. He was a life member of both the V.F.W. and American Legion, and was a dedicated member of the V.F.W. Funeral Detail for many years. He retired from Chrysler Corp., where he was a glass inspector. He was also a member of the Teamsters Union in Ohio. 

Jim is survived by his sister, Joyce Ridgely of Pacific, Missouri; 4 nieces, Ida Mae Evans, Robin Ann Jari, Linda Darlene Stock and Lorri Gail Ridgely; 2 nephews, James Joseph Bammer and Clarence Andrew Mills; several great nieces and nephews; also cousins and many friends. 

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton, with Rev. John Dunn officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Hill Cemetery in Princeton.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Colvin Funeral Home. Full military rites will be provided by Retired Military Veterans.