Ellers Mortuary & Cremation Center

3400 S. Webster Street, Kokomo, IN


James Baublit

February 3, 1941February 3, 2020

James L. Baublit, 79, of Peru, Indiana, passed away on February 3rd, 2020 at Northwoods Village. He was born to the late Kenneth Baublit and Marjorie Craig Baublit on February 3rd, 1941 in Pierceton, Indiana.

He graduated from Pierceton HS in 1959, then joined the Air Force in 1961 to 1964, serving in Germany.

Jim then began his 38 year career working for the Norfolk and Western Railroad until he retired in 2002.

JIm was preceded in death by his mother and father. He is survived by his sister, Dawn Kay Baublit, MInnesota; his daughter, Shanin Swain, Kokomo; and his son, Shayne (Tessa) Baublit, Kokomo; four grandchildren, Cheyse, Jordyn, Taylir Swain, and Tristan Baublit, all of Kokomo; and five great grandchildren, Kehdyn, Jacorey, Haniyah, Hacyere, and Mekhi.

Jim loved sprint car racing, reading, golf, and playing cards, but most of all spending time with his friends at the Literary Aid and Maennerchor in Peru.

"Please don't fuss over me. If people didn't see me in life, they don't need to see me in death."


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James Baublit

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Jill Spin

February 6, 2020

While certainly opinionated, Jim was good and kind.

He loved his children and grandchildren and often spoke of them saying they were "just good kids". And then he would add...."and smart, too and they aren't a bit hard on the eyes".

A long time friend to many, he will be missed by many and in thought for years to come.

So, happy trails, my friend, until we all meet again.

Shanin Swain

February 4, 2020

After dad got sick his memory wasn’t the greatest I remember visiting him one afternoon and I wore a pair of my favorite jeans with holes ...he just looked at me and said sis are you broke !!don’t you have enough money to buy a pair of jeans !! I just laughed ... So after he past I reached out to some of his friends to let them no about my dads passing and each of them had some really great stories to tell but one of his friends told me that my dad told him to tell me to save Aside a little money from each check so I could buy me a pair of new jeans that didn’t have Holes in them .

Michelle Bauer

February 4, 2020



Always remember having to set with you at family dinners. You always piled everything on your plate and poured gravy over it all and said "It all goes to the same place!" CHEERS