James “Jim” R. DeVolder, 69, of Fremont, OH passed away at his home on Thursday, April 23, 2015. He was born on June 9, 1945 in Fort Benning, GA, the son of Eden R. and Phyllis M. (Sowers) DeVolder. Jim was a 1963 graduate of Bowling Green High School and received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Bowling Green State University.
Jim served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal. He worked for the City of Fremont as a Foreman in the Water & Sewer Maintenance Department for twelve years. He previously worked for the Laborers Local 500 as a construction union laborer for fifteen years.
Jim was a member of the Elks in Port Clinton, OH, the Fremont Eagles, the Clyde VFW and the AMVETS. He enjoyed vacationing in Florida, fishing, hunting and anything outdoors.
Jim is survived by his companion, Patricia “Pat” R. Zepernick, Fremont, OH; Pat’s children, Deborah Freimuth, Hamilton, OH, Darla Embry, Norfolk, VA and Denise Segelquist, Deer Park, TX; sister, Mary K. Hynds of Champaign, IL; nephew, RJ Hynds, Champaign, IL and niece, Vanessa Hynds of Florida.
He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant daughter.
A Memorial Service will be held for Jim at a later date.
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