James Burton Codlin

Born on November 13, 1916 in Adel, Iowa
Departed March 19, 2023 in Melbourne, Florida

James Burton Codlin, age 106 of Hibiscus Court, Melbourne, Florida, passed away on March 19, 2023 succumbing to congestive heart failure.

James was born to Harry E. Codlin and Carrie M. Codlin on November 13, 1916. James graduated from Adel High School, Adel, Iowa in 1934 and went on to study mechanical engineering at Iowa State College, Ames, Iowa. He started his first job at Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Company as an engineer, starting a 42-year career in construction machinery design and manufacturing.

In 1936 James met Elsie J. Larsen at Iowa State. James and Elsie went on to have 4 children, Kenneth Edmund, Dennis Eric, James Russell and Katherine Nancy. All of his life, James was passionate about camping and canoeing, volunteering for a school board, serving on homeowner association boards, and motor home travel. He was a tinkerer, people person, keeper of spreadsheets, and a consummate engineer. His affiliations were Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity at Iowa State University and Society of Automotive Engineers.

James was predeceased by Elsie, his wife of 63 years and Kenneth, and by second wife June Pflueger Codlin.

He is survived by Dennis (Jaquelin), Katherine, and James (Terri) and numerous loving grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Service at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Melbourne Florida at 1:00 pm. Service Livestream at https://www.youtube.com/2st.johnsepiscopalchurch6249/streams

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. John’s Episcopal Church, Melbourne, FL. Or VITAS Healthcare
St. John’s Episcopal Church
610 Young Street
Melbourne FL 32935
website: https://stjohnsmlb.org
livestream: https://www.youtube.com/@st.johnsepiscopalchurch6249/streams

VITAS Healthcare
4450 W Eau Gallie Blvd Suite 250
Melbourne FL 32935

St. Johns Episcopal Church

Vitas Hospice

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