James H. Martin
James H. Martin
OTTOVILLE, Ohio — James H. Martin, 88, of Ottoville, died at 8:40 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice. He was born Nov. 30, 1930, in Fort Jennings, to the late Arnold and Ida (Wieging) Martin. On July 7, 1951, he married Patricia Schnipke. She survives in Ottoville.

Jim is survived by two children, Dana (Virginia) Martin and Linda (Tim) Kaufman, both of Ottoville; a son-in-law: Daniel Metcalfe of Indianapolis, Indiana; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert (Dolly) Martin of Landeck; and two sisters, Bernice Rieger and Joan Wessell, both of Ottoville.

He is preceded in death by two daughters, Kathleen Metcalfe and Sandra Martin; a grandson, James Metcalfe; a brother, LeRoy “Pep” Martin; a sister, Velma Altenburger; three brothers-in-law, George Rieger, Ronald Wessell and Jerome Altenburger; a sister-in-law, Virginia Martin.

James retired from Philips ECG, Ottawa, after 40 years of service. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville. He was a Marine Corps veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Fort Jennings American Legion. He was dedicated to his family, and family time at Matteson Lake was very important to him. He enjoyed woodworking and making toys for the grandkids. He enjoyed fishing and gardening as well.

Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville, with the Very Reverend Jerome Schetter and Father Kent Kaufman officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ottoville, with military rites by the Fort Jennings American Legion and Ottoville VFW. Visitation will be Thursday from 2 to 8 p.m. at Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Jackson Township, with a scripture service at 1:45 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church or to the CHP Inpatient Hospice. Online condolences may be expressed at www.lovefuneralhome.com.