Norman George Jahns, 98, of Fremont, OH died Sunday, September 15, 2013 at Countryside Continuing Care Center in Fremont. He was born in Riley Township on October 13, 1914 to William F. and Wilhelmine C. (Claussen) Jahns.
Norman spent his entire life on the family dairy farm. On March 31, 1937 he married Eunice V. Rice in Sandusky, OH and she preceded him in death on October 18, 2010.
He was a lifelong member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Fremont. He attended Fremont Ross High School. Besides his farm and family his greatest interests were bowling and playing pinochle, the Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Browns. He was a founding member of the Riley Grange, and member of Pomona Grange, Ohio Farm Bureau, Progressive Farm Bureau Council, Riley Township Zoning Appeals Board, A.S.C.S. Agriculture Committee, St. John’s Dart Ball League, and several bowling teams and pinochle clubs. He had a great interest in woodworking and made many items which he shared with family and friends. He and his wife were able to visit all fifty states and a tour through Europe.
Norman is survived by his sons, Robert L. (Karen) of Perry, GA and Kenneth W. (Joan) of Riley Towpship, OH; grandchildren, Patti (Tom) Lawton, Edward (Beth) Jahns, David (Boots) Jahns, Jeffrey (Ada) Jahns, Emily (Ned) Webster, Eric (Tammy) Jahns, Katie (Tony) Factor and sixteen great-grandchildren. A sister, Marion Deppensmith of Huntsville, AL and six nieces and nephews also survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Eunice; sister, Dorothy Karlovetz Eberhard and brother, Arthur Jahns.
Visitation: Wednesday from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E. State St, Fremont, OH.
Services: Thursday, September 19, 2013, 10:30 am at the funeral home with Pastor Joseph Lees officiating.
Burial: Faust Cemetery, Riley Township, OH
Memorials: St. John’s Lutheran Church, Hospice of Memorial Hospital or to the donor’s choice.
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