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James Michael “Jim” Medlinger
1928 - 2013

James Michael “Jim” Medlinger, 84, passed away Thursday, July 11, in Wichita Falls.

Memorial services were held Tuesday, in the chapel at Dutton Funeral Home, with Rev. Bill Watts of Wichita Falls officiating.

Jim was born Sept. 15, 1928, in Wichita Falls, to Michael Francis and Eva Grace (King) Medlinger. He was a graduate of the class of 1945 at W.F. George High School in Iowa Park and graduated from Midwestern State University in 1978 with an Associates Degree in Electronic Engineering. He married Bonnie Alice Metz on Sept. 17, 1950. From 1947 to 1964, he worked as a partner in Midway Tool and Supply. From 1964 to 1985 as a Design Engineer for Ciba-Geigy Fiberglass Pipe Division, later known as Ameron, where he was recognized as Outstanding Employee for Ciba Corporation. For a short time, he also managed two wind farms in Palm Springs and Mojave, CA., for Carter Wind Systems. In 1987, he returned to Ameron where he retired Oct. 11, 1990. Jim was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church, Iowa Park, where he was President for 12 years of the Pastoral Advisory Council. He was also a member of Knights of Columbus, Habitat for Humanity, and Iowa Park Evening Lions Club. He enjoyed spending time camping, traveling, building, woodworking, golfing, fishing, hunting, playing racquetball, and table games.

He was preceded in death by his son, Tim Medlinger.

Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Medlinger of Wichita Falls; two sons, Michael of Hamburg, Germany and Craig “Rip” of Iowa Park; one brother, Tom Medlinger of El Reno, OK.; and one sister, Loretta Taylor of Grand Prairie.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorials be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls, Christ the King Catholic Church in Iowa Park, or to the charity of choice. Tributes may be shared with the family at

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