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“When I hear the name Jim Defrain it powers me with a positive outburst..this man who I am proud to name as my grandfather had such an impact on how I...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Joanna Mitsou - grandchild

“Jim was in my life for a short time, yet what impact he left. I thought of him often, regret only talking via FB. Wish so much I would of called. ”
2 of 12 | Posted by: A friend


3 of 12 | Posted by: Jean Kiepert - Jackson, WI

“Rest In Peace. For you will always live in my heart and soul. ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: Sherry Piece - Candler, NC

“Rest In Peace. For you will always live in my heart and soul. ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Sherry Piece - Candler, NC

“Rest In Peace. For you will always live in my heart and soul. ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Sherry Piece - Candler, NC

“Rest In Peace. For you will always live in my heart and soul. ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Sherry Piece - Candler, NC


8 of 12 | Posted by: Luke Rice - Houston, TX - family

“Jim was a unique and dynamic person. He spent a good part of his life trying to help people he met by sharing his life experiences. His humor was...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Don & Sally Haase - Loranger, LA

“Prayers for Nancy and Family.So sorry to hear about Jim.Many memories flash before me from back in the day. Peace and strength for you all. ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Barb Abraham - Milwaukee, WI

“I will forever be Grateful for My years working together with JIM. Jim was such a great friend/co-worker/partner. I learned sooo much from him and...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Bryan Moore - Hammond, LA

“Sorry to hear of Mr Jim's passing. ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Mittie Rohner - Amite, LA


James "Jim" DeFrain, 86 years old, passed away Monday, February 6, 2017 at his home in Loranger, Louisiana surrounded by his family. He was born November 19, 1930, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Nancy Harvey DeFrain; 4 children, Jimmie Sue (Nick) Mitsou, Cindi (Ken) Gunter, Marcie Scheibengraber, and James (Debra) DeFrain; 19 grandchildren and their spouses; 19 great-grandchildren; and 3 nieces.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Eleanor DeFrain; sister, Carol Pierce; son, Earl DeFrain, II; a grandson and a step-grandson.
Friends will be received Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the Loranger United Methodist Church, 19403 Magnolia Street, Loranger, LA 70446 from 10:00 am until the Memorial Service held at 11:00am.
Jim's guest book is available at www.harrymckneely.com.