James A. "Jim" Herman, 67, of Fostoria, passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at his home.
He was born Sept. 14, 1946, in Toledo, to Kenneth E. and Genevieve (Davis) Herman. He married Paula J. (Bland) Dec. 29, 2000, at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, and she survives him in Fostoria.
Also surviving are first wife, Judy (Frankart) (Phil) Helterband, from whom he was divorced, and from that union were born two children, Julie (Buddy) Roach of Beaver Creek and Jackie Herman of Fostoria. He then married Connie Sorg and she preceded him death. Also surviving are their children, Nikki (Dan) Reineke of Tiffin, Angela (Rick) Ginnever of Fostoria, Jamie (Chris) Twining of Findlay, Jenna (John) Crull of Tipp City, Rob (Charise) Herman of Wallingford, Conneticut, and Beau (Sarah) Herman of Florida; 14 grandchildren; and five siblings, Kenny (Kathy) Herman of Fostoria, Tommy (Kathy) Herman of Alvada, Kathy (Jere) Witt of Genoa, Janine (Hank) Schultz of Fostoria and Don (Tena) Herman of Bucyrus. Jim also will be missed by his faithful friend, Bitsy.
He also was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Jimmy Jr.
Jim was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, and a graduate of St. Wendelin High School. He attended Tiffin University for four years.
He was a U.S. Army veteran having served in Vietnam, for which our nation is forever grateful. Jim was a very proud member of the United Veterans of Fostoria Honor Guard and a member of AMVETS Post No. 69, VFW Post No. 421 and American Legion Post No. 73.
An avid sportsman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing and belonged to The Fostoria United Sportsmen Club and was a committee member for The National Wild Turkey Federation and The Delta Water Fowl. He also was a member of the Green Machine softball team.
Jim retired from Honeywell in 2003 after 39 years of service. He also enjoyed traveling.
His Mass of Christian burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 12, 2014, at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, where a rosary will be prayed at 10 a.m. Committal services will follow at the Veterans Chapel of Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria, and the United Veterans of Fostoria will provide military honors. Jim will then be laid to rest at St. Wendelin Catholic Cemetery, Fostoria.
Memorial contributions are requested to The United Veterans of Fostoria, 4527 N. U.S. Hwy 23, Fostoria, OH 44830.
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