James Douglas Burtner, 33, of Zionsville, died Nov. 28, 2011. James was born Jan. 27, 1978 in Whitestown.. He was a graduate of Howe Military Academy and a veteran of the United States Army having served in the HHC 3-325 82nd Airbourne Division Scouts in Iraq. James was an accomplished soldier and very proud of his service to his country.. He is survived by his mother, Marcia Collier Burtner; his brother, Russell Burtner; his sisters, Elizabeth Shuckman and Laura Burtner; his grandmother, Patricia Collier; his grandfather, Glen Collier; and his niece, Taylor Burtner-Holcomb.. James was preceded in death by his father, Charles Douglas Burtner; his grandfather, Basil Burtner; and his grandmother, Myrna Burtner.. Visitation was Thursday, Dec. 1, at Flanner and Buchanan- Zionsville where the funeral service was also held on Friday, Dec. 2. Burial with military honors followed the service at Zionsville Cemetery.. Memorial contributions in honor of James may be made to The Arms Forces, PO Box 981, Maumee, OH 43537 www.thearmsforces.org.
Published on  December 7, 2011