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Ervin James "Jim" Mullins, 76, of Medaryville

Ervin James “Jim” Mullins, 76, of Medaryville, passed away at 9:37 PM Thursday, December 2, 2021 at Aperion Care in DeMotte.   


He was born on September 7, 1945 in Rensselaer, IN to the late William and Gracie [Wireman] Mullins.  Jim graduated from Green Township School in Ironton, OH. 


On April 11, 1966, he married the love of his life, Joyce Frinkel, in New Castle, IN.  Jim served in the US Army during the Vietnam War.  He was a lifetime member and Past-Commander of the American Legion Post #96 in Medaryville. 


Jim was retired from Westville Correctional Facility where he had worked as a correctional officer.   He worked as a millwright in the steel mills for several years and later owned his own welding shop in Medaryville before going to work at Westville. 


Jim was a kind and a humble man.  He enjoyed fishing and hunting.  More than anything, he loved his family, especially his grandchildren.  Jim will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is survived by:

Joyce [Frinkel] Mullins, Medaryville, IN Wife

Jenny (Grover) Umphryes, Medaryville, IN Daughter

Rendy (Patrick) Chalifoux, Medaryville, IN Daughter

Jimmy Mullins, Medaryville, IN Son

Thomas Benesh, Portage, IN Son-in-law

Jason Umphryes, Grandson

Curtis Chalifoux, Grandson

Brent Benesh, Grandson

Brett Benesh, Grandson

Thomas Chalifoux, Grandson

8 Great Grandchildren

Several Nieces and Nephews


Preceded in death by:

William and Gracie [Wireman] Mullins, Parents

Sandra Benesh, Daughter

Corey Chalifoux, Infant Grandson

Dalton Benesh, Grandson

Dillon Benesh, Grandson

10 Siblings


Visitation will be from 11 AM – 1 PM EST Monday, December 6, 2021 at Goodway Baptist Church in Medaryville.


Funeral Services will be held at 1 PM EST Monday, December 6, 2021 at Goodway Baptist Church in Medaryville.


Burial will take place at Goodway Cemetery in Medaryville.


Memorial Contributions may be made to the family to assist with funeral expenses. 


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Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Medaryville.