James "Jim" V. Morman

April 24, 1938 ~ February 28, 2021 (age 82)


Columbus Grove, Ohio

James V. Morman, 82, died at 10:32 a.m., Sunday, February 28, 2021, at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio.  He was born April 24, 1938, in Columbus Grove, to Clarence J. and Louise (Meyer) Morman.

On October 10, 1959, he married Mary Jane Wolke.  She preceded him in death May 4, 2013.

Jim is survived by one son, Thomas (Amy) Morman, of Columbus Grove; five daughters, Marilyn (Robert) Schmitz of Kalida, Shirley (Ken) Kleman of Miller City, Teresa (Stephen) Diller of Vaughnsville, Betty (Jerry) Hoffman and Rosemary (Ronald) Drummelsmith both of Miller City; 14 grandchildren, Mark Schmitz, Katie (Matt) Gerding, Brian (Diane) Kleman, Amanda (Chris) Slick, Andrew (Erica) Birchmeier, Ashley Birchmeier, Darcie Hoffman, Chelsea Hoffman, Alisha Hoffman, Bryce Hoffman, Brittany Drummelsmith, Jordan Drummelsmith, Caleb Morman and Grace Morman; 4 great grandchildren, Rebecca and Savannah Slick, Molly and Landon Kleman; three brother, Paul Morman of Dayton, Virgil (Marilyn) Morman of Ottawa and Dave (Sue) Morman of Troy; three sisters, Martha Ellerbrock of Columbus Grove, Joan (Paul) Ruen of Ottoville and Angela (Norm) Meyer of Payne; and his special friend, Roxie Emahiser.

 He was preceded in death by a brother, Linus Morman; two sisters, infant Theresa Morman and Jane Morman; sister in-law, Pat Morman and brother in-law, Elmer Ellerbrock.

Jim was a graduate of Columbus Grove High School, class of 1956.  He had worked 35 years for the Sylvania GTE/Phillips Corporation, formerly in Ottawa, and 10 years with the Ottawa Feed and Grain Company.  He was life long farmer.  He was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Columbus Grove, the K of C of Ottawa and was a life member of the Ottawa Eagles, Aerie #2234.  Jim and his wife, Mary Jane, enjoyed polka dancing and were member of the Ohio Polka Boosters.  He enjoyed putting together puzzles, family gatherings and spoiling his grandkids and great grandkids.

Mass of Christian burial will begin at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, March 4, 2021, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Columbus Grove.  Father David Ritchie will officiate, with burial to follow in St. Anthony's Church cemetery.

Visitation will be Wednesday, March 3, 2021, from 2:00-8:00 p.m. at Hartman Sons Funeral Home, Columbus Grove, where a Scripture Service  will begin at 8:00 p.m..

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Anthony School Endowment Fund.

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March 3, 2021

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hartman Sons Funeral Home
10879 State Route 12 West
Columbus Grove, Ohio 45830

Scripture Service
March 3, 2021

8:00 PM
Hartman Sons Funeral Home
10879 State Route 12 West
Columbus Grove, Ohio 45830

Mass of Christian Burial
March 4, 2021

10:00 AM
St. Anthony s Catholic Church (Columbus Grove)

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