James “Jim” G. Haar, 75, of Lindsey, OH passed away at home with his wife by his side on Monday, May 25, 2020. He was born on January 24, 1945 in Fremont to Harold E. and Mary A. (Swinehart) Haar. He was a graduate of Harris Elmore High School.
Jim served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal; Vietnam Service Medal; Vietnam Campaign Medal and Good Conduct Medal. He married Kae L. Stine on May 31, 1969 in Elmore, OH and she survives.
Jim worked at Brush Wellman as a machine operator and various other jobs, retiring in 2006 after thirty-nine years of service. He was a member of St. Paul Trinity United Methodist Church. Jim collected trains and enjoyed working on tractors. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Jim also loved puzzles, his 1931 Chevy and his horses Annie and Renagade. He was well known for his handlebar moustache.
Jim is survived by his wife of fifty-one years, Kae L. Haar, Lindsey, OH; children, Laurie K. (Paul) Balduff, Fremont, OH, Christopher J. Haar, Maumee, OH and Dawn M. (Charles) Holbrook, Swanton, OH; brothers, Marvin L. Haar and Roger G. (Barbara) Haar both of Elmore, OH; eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren; several Vietnam buddies.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Walter M. Haar.
A visitation will be Saturday, June 20, 2020 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials can be made to the American Lung Association.