ROCHESTER – James Cheesman, 77, of Rochester, died at 2:57 a.m. Friday, March 29, 2019, at his home.

He was born May 26, 1941, in Lafayette, to G. Wesley and Chloris J. Gochenour Cheesman. On April 1, 1960, he married Sharon Sue Campbell. She survives.

Jim had served as chief of the Rochester Fire Department.

A celebration of his life will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester.  

Friends may visit with the family from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.

Interment will be in the Rochester IOOF Cemetery, where Rochester Fire Department will provide fireman's honors including the bell ringing and last call ceremonies.


Memorials to the Manitou Training Center, 1690 E. Lucas St., Rochester, IN 46975; or the Fulton County Animal Education and Adoption Center, 1540 Wentzel St., Rochester, IN 46975.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to his family at