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James F. Ginnever, Sr.

Posted By Scott Hanes On October 28, 2019 @ 6:48 pm In Obituaries | 11 Comments

James “Jim” F. Ginnever, Sr., 93, of Fremont, OH passed away peacefully on Monday, October 28, 2019 at Valley View Health Campus. He was born on September 16, 1926 in Clyde, OH to John and Eva (Zieber) Ginnever. He attended Republic High School and graduated from Fremont Ross High School in 1944.

Jim served in the U.S. Army, 160th Infantry Regiment, in the Philippines during WWII and was awarded the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal; Philippine Liberation Ribbon with 1 Bronze Star; WWII Victory Medal; Army of Occupation Medal and Good Conduct Medal. He married Carol “Joan” Hesselbart on June 25, 1949 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Lindsey, OH and she preceded him in death on December 1, 2014.

Jim hauled steel as a truck driver and retired in 1986. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church and a member of the American Legion and VFW. He enjoyed bowling, farming for ten years and spending time with his family.

Jim is survived by his children, Kathy Roosen, Karol (Scott) Ivy, Jim (Brenda) Ginnever, Jr., Kay (Randy) Hoffman, Jon (Susie) Ginnever, all of Fremont, OH; Karen (Oscar) Arrizola, Raleigh, NC; fifteen grandchildren; twenty-six great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Carol “Joan” Ginnever; siblings, George and John Ginnever, Mabel McNeal and Alice Stickel; son-in-law, Rudy Roosen; granddaughter, Dawn Fuqua and great grandson, Austin Goetz.

Visitation: Thursday from 2 – 8 pm at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E. State St, Fremont, OH.

Services: Friday, November 1, 2019, 10:30 am, at the funeral home with Military Honors provided by the VFW.

Memorials: Heartland Hospice or Grace Lutheran Church


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11 Comments To "James F. Ginnever, Sr."

#1 Condolence By Beth & jeff stout On October 28, 2019 @ 8:23 pm

So sorry for your loss

#2 Condolence By Associated Buyers Inc. On October 29, 2019 @ 1:54 pm

With deepest sympathy to the James Ginnever family.
In your time of sorrow may it ease your pain to know that others are thinking of you.

Associated Buyers Employees and Their Families
Edward, Sandra and Donald L Schultz

#3 Condolence By Sally Bentley On October 29, 2019 @ 11:10 pm

So sorry to hear about Jim’s passing.Prayers and Blessings for the Family.Hugs to all

#4 Condolence By Penny Colson On October 29, 2019 @ 11:48 pm

Sorry for your loss. There is no doubt he leaves behind a wonderful legacy in all of his family. prayers to you all.

#5 Condolence By Sherri Brown On October 30, 2019 @ 12:50 am

So sorry for your loss, Karol and family. Your dad was such a wonderful man! Jim & Sherri Brown

#6 Condolence By Sheila McKinstry On October 30, 2019 @ 1:00 pm

Thinking of you Jason, Jaron and Gabe! Sending love and hugs! Rest on Grandpa Ginnever!

#7 Condolence By Re (Bonnell) Chamberlin On October 30, 2019 @ 5:56 pm

Kathy and family,
So very sorry for the loss of your father. I remember him fondly as we were growing up.
Always keep good memories of him in you heart.

#8 Condolence By Edward N Ginnever On October 30, 2019 @ 6:34 pm

Uncle Jim, “America’s Finest Generation”, thank you for your Service and being a good man and old time trucker.

#9 Condolence By Cindy Walsh On October 30, 2019 @ 7:08 pm

Karen and family
So sorry for the loss of your father. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

#10 Condolence By melissa Wasserman On October 31, 2019 @ 8:50 pm

My deepest sympathy to the family he will be dearly missed

#11 Condolence By Chris Hetzel and Donnie Linton On November 1, 2019 @ 10:34 am

With deepest sympathy you are all in our prayers . We are thinking of you during this difficult time. Hugs to all

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