James A. “Jim” Herman, 67, of Fostoria, passed away at his home on Tuesday, July 8, 2014. He was born September 14, 1946 in Toledo to the late Kenneth E. and Genevieve (Davis) Herman. He married Paula J. (Bland) December 29, 2000 at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, and she survives him in Fostoria.
Also surviving are first wife, Judy (Frankart) (Phil) Helterband, from whom he was divorced, and from that union were born two children, Julie (Buddy) Roach of Beaver Creek, and Jackie Herman of Fostoria. He then married Connie Sorg and she preceded him death. He is also survived by their children, Nikki (Dan) Reineke of Tiffin, Angela (Rick) Ginnever of Fostoria, Jamie (Chris) Twining of Findlay, Jenna (John) Crull of Tipp City, Rob (Charise) Herman of Wallingford, CT., and Beau (Sarah) Herman of Florida; 14 grandchildren; siblings, Kenny (Kathy) Herman of Fostoria, Tommy (Kathy) Herman of Alvada, Kathy (Jere) Witt of Genoa, Janine (Hank) Schultz of Fostoria, and Don (Tena) Herman of Bucyrus. Jim will also be missed by his faithful friend, Bitsy.
He was also preceded in death by a son, Jimmy Jr.
Jim was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, and a graduate of St. Wendelin High School. He attended Tiffin University for four years.
He was a U.S. Army Veteran having served in Vietnam, for which our Nation is forever grateful. He was a very proud member of the United Veterans of Fostoria Honor Guard, and a member of the Am Vets Post #69, VFW Post #421, and American Legion Post #73.
An avid sportsman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing, and belonged to the Fostoria United Sportsmen Club, and was a committee member for The National Wild Turkey Federation and The Delta Water Fowl. He was also a member of the Green Machine Softball Team.
Jim retired from Honeywell in 2003 after 39 years of service. He also enjoyed traveling.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, where a Rosary will be prayed at 10 a.m.
Committal services will follow at the Veterans Chapel of Fountain Cemetery and the United Veterans of Fostoria will provide military honors. Jim will then be laid to rest in St. Wendelin Catholic Cemetery.
Memorial contributions are requested to The United Veterans of Fostoria, c/o 4527 N. U.S. Hwy 23 Fostoria, Ohio 44830.
Online expressions of sympathy, fond memories, or photos may be shared by visiting www.hoeningfuneralhome.com.
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