James L. Framstad, 65, of Fremont, OH passed away at his home on Sunday, February 21, 2021. He was born April 30, 1955 in Seattle, WA, the son of Waldemar and Bessie “Betsy” (Standard) Framstad. He received a bachelor’s degree in music from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and he also studied at the University of Minnesota and was licensed in long term care administration.
Jim married Carlynn Rumsey on November 25, 1978 in St. Paul, MN and she survives. He was a nursing home administrator at Bethesda Care Center for six years and then an interim administrator at various nursing homes. Jim was also a music therapist.
Jim was a member of Grace Community Church. He was a faithful Christian who loved the Lord. He loved playing his trumpet with the Brass Choir and Jazz Band at Terra State and playing music at nursing homes. He enjoyed ping pong, tennis, gardening and traveling.
Jim is survived by his wife of forty-two years, Carlynn Framstad, Fremont, OH; children, Jonathan Framstad, Toledo, OH, Jeremy (Jennifer) Framstad, Clyde, OH and Benjamin (Amanda) Framstad, Wooster, OH; grandchildren, Grady, Rowan, Cooper and Gretta Framstad; sisters, Lynne (Cleve) Payne, Marietta, GA, Lois (Ken) Morris of Round Rock, TX, Mary (George) Atkinson, Williamsburg, VA and Gracia (Steve) Plehn, Rhinelander, WI.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A memorial service will take place on Saturday, February 27, 2021; 1:00 p.m. at Grace Community Church, 900 Smith Rd., Fremont, OH.
A private burial will take place at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Clyde, OH.
Memorials can be made to Grace Community Church or Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD).
Online condolences may be expressed to the family below.
Arrangements are entrusted to Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, Fremont, OH.