James “Jim” M. Ledden, 77, of Plymouth, IN, passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2024 in his home.

Jim was born to Alvin and Mary E. (Herbert) Ledden on April 21, 1947 in Atlantic City, NJ. He resided in Dyer and Hammond. He married Leann Durocher-Adams on May 9, 2011. He worked for Norfolk Southern Railroad for 40 years from 1968 – 2008 until his retirement. He was a member of Plymouth Moose Lodge #741 for 11 years. Jim loved his family and spending time with them. He enjoyed his cows and his garden, playing with his hot rods and trains, going to auctions, garage sales, and tractor shows. He was an avid fisherman and hunter, and liked playing cards, especially “Texas Hold‘em” with his friends at the Moose Lodge.

Jim is survived by his wife, Leann Ledden of Plymouth, IN; his son, James “Boy” (Kristen) Ledden of Medaryville, IN; his stepdaughter, Harmony (Tony) Hofstra of Crown Point, IN; his stepson, Glenn “Knucklehead” (Candace) Durocher of Highland, IN; his grandchildren: James Ledden and Kolt “Whitey” Ledden; his step-grandchildren: Logan Hofstra and Haley “Rubber Girl” Hofstra; Kenzie DuRocher; and Brody DuRocher; along with numerous close friends.

Jim is preceded in death by his parents, and his sister, Linda Chellew.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, July 11, 2024 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (EST), 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (CTR) at Deaton-Clemens Van Gilder Funeral Home (300 W. Madison St., Plymouth, IN 46563).

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, July 11, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. (EST)/1:00 p.m. (CTR) at New Oak Hill Cemetery (Plymouth, IN) with Pastor Kristin Harp officiating.

The burial will follow in New Oak Hill Cemetery (Plymouth, IN).

Memorial donations may be made to Plymouth Moose Lodge #741 (1225 W. Jefferson St., Plymouth, IN 46563).

Thank you to all our friends and community for your support during this difficult time.

Deaton-Clemens Van Gilder Funeral Home is honored to be providing services in celebrating the life of Jim and wishes to extend our deepest condolences to the family.

Friends are invited to sign the online guest book and share memories with the family at: www.deatonclemensfh.com.