Obituary for \r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t James Datin\n\r\n\t\t\t\tJames Datin, age 85, passed from this life on May 2, 2012 at the Monroe Care Center in Albia. He was born on March 28, 1927 in Albia to Delbert "Buck" and Emma (Dobson) Datin. James graduated from Albia Community High School, class of 1944. He then went into the pharmacy field at Creighton University. He was enlisted with the United States Navy, and had twenty-seven years of service. He was in China Burma during World War II, was in the Korean War, and while training troops he was sent to Vietnam, where he was seriously injured and honorably discharged on April 1, 1974. James retired as Senior Chief Hospital Corpsman. He married Patricia Ann Kauzlarich on September 4, 1984 in Missouri. James was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Albia. He was a lifetime VFW member, an American Legion Howard Cessna Post 136 of Albia member, and was a 48 and 8 member which helped put nurses through School. He loved to weld and make funky chickens, which he would sell. James loved to spend time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife Pat of Albia, step-daughters: Liz Chambers of Oskaloosa, Theresa Barker of Albia, Diana Kurimski of Newton, and Brenda (Randy) Newman of Albia, two children from his previous marriage, nine grandchildren, and six great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, step-sons, Paul and Chris Kauzlarich, brother, Delbert Datin Jr., sister, Vera Silverio, and one step granddaughter, Jenny Hindman. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am, Saturday, May 5, 2012 at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Albia with Father Michael Volkmer C.PP.S. officiating. Military rites will be conducted by American Legion Howard Cessna Post 136 of Albia. Burial will follow services in Oakview Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday, May 4, 2012, at the Sinnott Pierschbacher Funeral Home in Albia, opening to the public at 3:00 pm. with the family being present from 6-8 pm Friday evening. There will be a 4:00 Rosary and a 7:00 Christian Wake Service at the funeral home Friday evening. Memorials may be directed to the Welcome Home Soldier Memorial in Albia. Online condolences for the family may be left at www.sinnottfuneralhome.com..