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2013-01-10 / Obituaries

James Eddie Namken

November 13, 1940 - December 31, 2012

James Eddie Namken was born on November 13, 1940 in Giddings, Texas to Eddie Herman & Amanda (Schkade) Namken. He served in the U.S. Air Force and married Claire Browning on November 21, 1962 in England. James retired from IBM as a safety engineer. He enjoyed fishing and tinkering with small engines. He also enjoyed spending time repairing old tractors and researching family genealogy.

James passed away unexpectedly during the early morning hours of Monday, December 31, 2012 at the Seton Medical Center Williamson in Round Rock, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Claire.

James is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Joanne & Byron McDaniel of Hutto; three grandchildren, Emily McDaniel, Jennifer McDaniel and Christopher McDaniel of Hutto, as well as numerous other relatives and friends.

Services were private and James was buried in the Namken family plot in the Giddings City Cemetery alongside his wife and parents.

Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

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