James LaFollette

Nov. 14, 2022 – Oct. 9, 1955

James “Jim” R. LaFollette, 67, passed away on Nov. 14, 2022 at home in Terre Haute.

He was born on Oct. 9, 1955 in Crawfordsville to James “Don” and Norma (Kell) LaFollette.

He was a graduate of Crawfordsville High School, Class of 1974 and ITT Technical Institute in Indianapolis graduate of Architectural Engineering Technology Associate Degree, Class of 1976. He worked for 27 years across the US, making detailed fabrication drawings for architectural building products for storefront and skylight systems and manual drafting and sketching skills. His greatest career achievement was working for Baker Metal Products, Inc., designing the drawings for windows in the Luxor Building in Las Vegas. He was a longtime member of the First Christian Church in Crawfordsville.

He loved caring for cats. He enjoyed photography, collecting and reading Stephen King books, listening to Beatles music and watching Dolphins football team.

Survivors include his sister, Janet Harrison; nephew, Aaron Harrison; niece, Aarika Harrison (Dalton Lorenzen); great nieces and nephews, Elias, Hayden, Kayden, Tony, Cecily and Davy; aunt, Karen Larr; cousins, Jenny Bigler (Ron) and Elizabeth Lafollette; second cousins, Cam, Max and Alex; and brother-in-law, Daryl Harrison.

He was preceded in death by his parents and uncle, Charles “Chick” Lafollette.

Visitation is scheduled on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022 at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S Washington Street in Crawfordsville from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at 12 noon. The service will be available to livestream on his obituary page at Burial will follow at LaFollette Cemetery in Parkersburg. Memorial donations may be made to First Christian Church, 211 S Walnut Street, Crawfordsville, IN 47933. Share memories and condolences at