Pharos-Tribune

October 28, 2012

James Arthur Grund


PERU — James Arthur Grund, Peru, passed away on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, at his residence.

He was born to Arthur Grund and Charlotte Crismond Grund on Jan. 8, 1919, in Logansport, Ind.. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Constance Hurst Grund. He served in the United States Air Force during WWII from 1941-1945.

Also surviving is one son, Jeffrey (Karen) Grund, Carmel; one daughter, Jane (Fred) Allen, Winamac; six grandchildren Jama (Andrew) Lidral of Iowa, Judge James (Shawna) Grund of Peru, Kama K. Grund, James D. Grund of Carmel, Bradferd (Meghan) Allen of Winamac and Drew J. Allen of Mary Esther, Fla. Surviving also are seven great-grandchildren, Joseph, Hannah and Erin Lidral, Mallori and Maci Grund, and Addison and Chase Allen. He was preceded in death by one son, James Hurst Grund, and sister Maxine Dice.

James graduated from Peru High School in 1938. He attended the University of Michigan where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. He then graduated from Indiana University Law School in 1949. He practiced law with his father-in-law, Hurd J. Hurst, in the Hurst and Grund Law Firm. James Hurst Grund, who preceded his father in death, joined his father in the Grund and Grund Law Firm.

He was admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. District Court in Indiana. He served as Peru City Judge from 1960-1968. He served as Deputy Miami County Prosecuting Attorney from 1971-1978. He served as Miami County Prosecuting Attorney from 1978-1982. He also served as Miami County Attorney from 1969-1999.

He was a member of the First Christian Church, Miami County Bar Association, Indiana State Bar Association, Life member of Elks Lodge and Indiana University Alumnae Association. He loved his lake home on Lake Maxinkuckee where he spent time with his family. He was a wonderful, husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather and friend to all who knew him.

Funeral will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home with pastor George McCarty officiating. Burial will be at the Mount Hope Cemetery. There will be a military service by the Miami County Military Rites Team.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials can be made to The Miami County Military Rites Team or The First Christian Church.