James J. Kritzell, 87, of Fremont, OH passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, August 30, 2016. He was born September 4, 1928 in Fremont to Charles and Sibylla (Heck) Kritzell. He was a 1946 graduate of St. Joseph Catholic High School.
Jim served stateside in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He married Catherine Klisz on May 5, 1956 at St. Casimir Catholic Church and she survives.
Jim was employed at Whirlpool for twenty-eight years, retiring as a supervisor in 1988. He was a lifelong member of St. Casimir Church where he served on many committees. Jim was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He was an avid golfer and played on two senior leagues through last year. Jim was a cross word puzzle extraordinaire and enjoyed woodworking and working with his hands. Jim saw the best in everyone and to him everyone was a friend. He was always willing to help anyone in need.
The joy of his life was his family, especially his grandchildren. He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.
Jim is survived by his wife of sixty years, Catherine Kritzell, Fremont, OH; children, Lori (David) Noe, Perrysburg, OH and Lynn Kritzell, at home; grandchildren, Gabriel James, Gwendolyn, Hailey, Amber, Andrew and Chase Noe, all of Perrysburg, OH.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Irvin “Bud” and Donald Kritzell and sister, Doris Anne Johnson.
Visitation: Saturday from 9:30 – 10:30 am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 550 Smith Rd, Fremont, OH.
Mass of Christian Burial: Saturday, September 3, 2016, 10:30 at the church with Fr. Chris Kardzis officiating.
Burial: St. Joseph Cemetery
Memorials can be made to the family
Arrangements are entrusted to Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory.Print Obituary & Condolences