Nov. 10, 1932 — Oct. 30, 2017
Jim was born in Clatskanie, Oregon, on Nov. 10, 1932, to Claude and Mary Fluhrer. Jim passed away Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, at the age of 84.
In his very young childhood, the family lived in Mayger, Oregon, prior to moving to the Astoria, Oregon, area. He attended Lewis and Clark Consolidated School.
Jim enlisted into the Air Force and became a radar operator while serving his military time in Japan. After returning from the service, he went to work in his family-owned Fluhrer Brothers Shingle Mill. He then worked at the Wauna Mill, Crown-Zellerbach as a log truck driver. In the early 1980s, he and his wife, Nancy, bought an 18-wheeler, and were over-the-road drivers for approximately 10 years.
His hobby was knowing everything about airplanes and World War II history. Jim was a 50-year member of Clatsop Post 12 American Legion, an Astoria Elks Lodge No. 180 member, and past commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 10580.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy Fluhrer; three sons, Steve and his wife, Jessie Cullen, Chuck Cullen and Cory Fluhrer; three daughters, Roxanne and her husband, Sean Valen, Trudy and her husband, Derek Vaughn, and Tami Ragon; two stepsons, Richard and David Magnuson; a sister, Joan Anderson; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was very loved by all his family, and his stories will remain forever.
Private graveside services will be held at Ocean View Cemetery in Warrenton, Oregon.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to: VFW Post 10580, in care of Bert Little, P.O. Box 232, Warrenton, OR 97146.
Caldwell’s Luce-Layton Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Please sign our online guest book at