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James F. “Jim” Logan, 91, of Red Oak, died Saturday, July 14, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Care Center after an extended illness.
James Frederick Logan was born to James Borland and Agnes (Remmers) Logan Feb. 23, 1921, in Clarinda. He graduated from Red Oak High School with the class of 1938, and attended Red Oak Junior College, the University of Arkansas and the University of Iowa before serving in the United States Army during World War II.
Jim married Ruth Miller March 27, 1942, in Red Oak. After Jim’s military service, they settled back in Red Oak where Jim started a 38 year long career with the Red Oak Express Newspaper as Sports Editor. He retired in 1984. Jim never missed a day of work or a Red Oak School sporting event in all those years.
He was a member of the Red Oak High School Sports Hall of Fame, Montgomery County Fair Hall of Fame and received other community awards. He was a member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ, the Red Oak Fire Department, American Legion, VFW, Lions Club, Red Oak Elks Lodge, Red Oak Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Country Club Board member. He also served 20 years on the Red Oak Planning and Zoning Commission, former County Compensation Commissioner, was first president of the Tall Corn Baseball League, first sports statistician for Hawkeye Eight Conference, and secretary of the Hawkeye Eight Press Club. Jim also won numerous journalism awards throughout his career and Red Oak’s Mayor declared Feb. 15, 1984, as “Jim Logan Day.”
Jim is preceded in death by his parents; step-mother, Grace Morgan Logan; wife, Ruth, on March 4, 2006; brother, Jack Logan; and sister, Joan Elliott.
Survivors include his son, Michael Logan, of Red Oak, and many special friends including Connie and Keith “Skeeter” Perdue and their family, of Red Oak.
Memorial services will take place at 2 p.m., Thursday, July 19, at the Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel with Rev. Elizabeth Dilley officiating. Burial of the cremated remains will take place prior to the memorial service in Evergreen Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the First Congregational United Church of Christ, Red Oak Public Library for large print books, Tag-A-Long Booster Club or the Heartland Hospice of Montgomery County Memorial Hospital.
Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.