James Washenberger

James Keith Washenberger

Saturday, May 28th, 1938 - Wednesday, September 4th, 2019
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Jim Washenberger, 81, of Salem, Va., passed away on Wednesday, September 4, 2019.

Jim was a man with many talents. He was a master gardener, bread baker, handyman, bass player, mathematician, and teacher.

He left the family farm in South Dakota to study mathematics at South Dakota School of Mines. After earning his doctorate in mathematics at Iowa State, he taught at Virginia Tech for 42 years.

Jim loved people and touched many lives. His life revolved around his family, his church, his cat (Ruth), and the Salem Farmer’s Market.

He was predeceased by his parents, Leo and Myrtle; and brothers, Dave and Perk.

Jim is survived by his wife, Diane; children, Jeff, Susan, and Mark; brother, Perry; and their families.

A celebration of Jim’s life will be held on Sunday, September 8, 2019, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Salem, Va. The memorial service will begin at 3 p.m. with The Very Rev. Robert E Brodie officiating, and a reception will follow in the church’s south wing.

In lieu of flowers, charitable contributions may be made to either Angels of Assisi at 415 Campbell Avenue SW in Roanoke, Va. 24016 or to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 42 East Main Street in Salem, Va. 24153. Online condolences may be expressed at
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, September 8th, 2019 |
    Sunday, September 8th, 2019
    St. Paul's Episcopal Church - South Wing
    42 East Main Street
    Salem, Virginia 24153
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    Immediately following memorial service
  • Memorial Service

    Sunday, September 8th, 2019 | 3:00pm
    Sunday, September 8th, 2019 3:00pm
    St. Paul's Episcopal Church
    42 East Main Street
    Salem, Virginia 24153
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    The Very Rev. Robert E. Brodie
  • Interment

    St. Paul's Episcopal Church Columbarium
    42 East Main Street
    Salem, Virginia 24153
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Carole Tarrant

Posted at 03:10pm
Diane, your Sunday afternoon Y friends were all thinking of you today and wishing you peace.

W.Pierre Jacoebee

Posted at 01:47pm
No one could speak about his tomatoes like Jim could!
Most sincere condolences to you, Diane and to the family.
Pierre Jacoebee

Betsy Hanson

Posted at 10:50pm
Diane, Randy and I are so sorry for your loss. We will all miss Jim. You and your family are in our prayers. Betsy and Randy Hanson

Stonegate Board

Posted at 02:06pm
Dear Diane and Family, Please know that you all are in the thoughts and prayers of the entire Stonegate Family. Peace, Prayers, and Blessings...
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Russell Holladay

Posted at 09:17am
Diane & Family - Very sorry for your lost. You are in our prayers. Russell & Suzanne Holladay

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