James C. "Pete" Sheldon

August 18, 1934August 28, 2013

James C. “Pete” Sheldon, 79, of Greencastle, passed away on Wednesday, August 28, 2013. He was born on August 18, 1934 in Jasper County, Indiana to James Jacob Sheldon and Ruth Audrey Hendrixson Sheldon.

Jim was a graduate of Remington High School, and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Husbandry from Purdue University. He served his country in the Indiana National Guard.

Jim was a member of the Putnamville United Methodist Church. He was very active in his community through 4-H, agriculture and served as the Washington Township Trustee for 19 years.

A longtime farmer in Putnam County, Jim served as 4-H leader of the Reelsville Plow Boys (RPB’s) for 42 years, served on the Putnam County Extension Board and Fair Board, was Superintendent of the Swine Barn for 7 years, received the FFA Blue and Gold Award from South Putnam FFA, was an Honorary FFA Chapter Farmer, was a Putnam County Friend of the Extension, and was the Putnam County Ag Hall of Fame Friend of the Farmer in 1997.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Robert Sheldon and two brothers-in-law, Ralph Hutchinson and John Smith.

Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Patricia S. “Pat” Sheldon; two sons, Ernest J. Sheldon and wife Christina L. Sheldon of Reelsville and Edward J. Sheldon and wife Stephanie A. of Roachdale; a sister, Patricia Hutchinson of Kentland; an aunt, Kate DeWees of Rensselaer; three sisters-in-law, Alice Sheldon of Remington, Maryanne England and husband Dan of Lafayette and Barbara Lawson and husband Ed of Wolcott; four grandchildren, Valerie Haddon and husband Justin, Kristi Kennedy and husband Matthew, Trevor Sheldon, and Brant Sheldon; one great-grandson, Parker Haddon; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 2, 2013 at 10 AM at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, with Pastor Tim Matthews officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Sunday September 1, 2013 from 1 to 6 P.M. at the funeral home.

Memorials in Jim’s name may be made to the Putnam County Fairgrounds Community Building Air conditioning Fund c/o First National Bank.


  • Visitation Sunday, September 1, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, September 2, 2013

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Terri Grayson

September 6, 2013

Pat, you and Jim touched touched Sherri and my lives as well as my boys' in such a possitive way. We are so sorry for your loss.
Terri Grayson

September 2, 2013

Dear Pat and family,

I am so sorry for you loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers
Anita Peters

Rowena Furrer

September 2, 2013

Aunt Patty Sue, Ernie & Christina and family and Ed & Stephanie and family,

My heart goes out to all of you. So many fond childhood memories of Uncle Pete. May you take comfort in the memories you have and to know there are many praying for you. Sorry I am not able to be there.

We send our love, prayers and sympathy,
Rowena and family

Darryl Starr

September 1, 2013

To Ed and Family:
We are sending our thoughts and prayers to your family during this time of loss of your father. May God comfort you and yours during this time of great loss.

ROBYN McGaughey

September 1, 2013

Eddie and family, I am so sorry to hear of your Dad passing. We has a blast going through 4-H together and your Dad was always there to get those pigs to the show area. Even though I went to NPHS and you went to SPHS you were always very kind to me and I thank you for that. Your Dad will be truly missed. You are all in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. Take Care and Many Blessings.
Robyn Hacker-McGaughey and family

Suzan Linville

September 1, 2013

To Patty Sue and family
I am very sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy and prayer out to you. I feel sad I couldn't make it to the service. Will light a candle in honor of cousin Jim.

Barbara Anderson

August 30, 2013

To Patty Sue and Family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss, but I know that Pete has left strong and loving family and friends to love and support each other. I am praying for all of you as you remember that great "Salt of the Earth" type man who gave you all so much. (Barbara Eastburn)

August 30, 2013

Pat and Family
My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. He was a great man that loved his family. He will be missed.

Cheryl Tomaw and family

Rolanda Sheldon

August 30, 2013

Rolanda Sheldon

August 30, 2013

My Uncle Pete always had the brightest smile and very caring demeanor about him. I will miss him and these few wonderful qualities among many others that cannot be counted. I wish my Aunt Patty Sue and their family and Aunt Pat Hutchinson (Pete's sister) all my love and prayers as well those from the entire Alice Sheldon family. We love you all.
Rolanda Sheldon & Dean King, the Roberta Schluttenhofer family, the Rowena Furrer family, the Rhonda Kennedy family, Roger and Vika Sheldon, and Alice Sheldon