James Martin Wilberg

James Martin Wilberg, 73, of Walkerton, Indiana, passed away Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at his home with his family by his side.


He was born November 30, 1947 in South Bend, Indiana, the son of Wayne Wilberg and Hazel (Loring) Wilberg.


James was foremost an animal lover. He was always using humane traps to relocate animals. He was known to be a very good woodworker. He built his home with his wife Deb, and would build chairs, birdhouses, and furniture, as well as signs. As a Navy Veteran, he was an electronics engineer serving his time in Vietnam. He kept himself busy all the time rarely taking the time to just sit. But in the evenings, he enjoyed watching "Wheel of Fortune", "Jeopardy" and MSNBC staying up on world events. Some would say Jim did have an opinion never hesitating to speak his mind. But his friends and family would say his true passion was his family and his love for motorcycles. He rode his Kawasaki Voyager daily (weather permitting). To celebrate his honeymoon, he rode his motorcycle with his bride Deb, to California and back. It was extremely hot in Arizona and very cold in the mountains.


Jim is survived by wife Deborah, his three sons, Jeffrey (Anita) Wilberg of Mainesville, OH; Jason Wilberg of Liberty Township, OH; Nathan Wilberg of Niles, MI; daughter, Heather Wilberg of Michigan City, IN; brother, Jeffrey Wilberg of Indianapolis, IN; sister Janet (Thom) Gourley of Rolling Prairie, IN; six grandchildren, Jason, Ali, Keegan, Jayde, Logan, Arianna; and two great-grandchildren, Hazel, Jamison.


James was preceded in death by his parents.


Arrangements are being entrusted to Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 602 Maple Ave., LaPorte, IN where the family will receive friends Saturday, July 10th from 3 PM until service time at 4 PM.  A life celebration will be held at the funeral at 4 PM with Pastor Bob Vale officiating. Cremation to take place after the service.


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