James H. Wise, 76, of McCutchenville, passed away Tuesday morning, Oct. 23, 2012, at his home.
He was born Nov. 10, 1936, in Tiffin, to Henry and Loretta (Roth) Wise. He married Mary J. Arend Sept. 6, 1958.
Surviving are his wife, Mary; three sons, Thomas (Rhonda) Wise of Stryker, Joe (Aubrey) Wise of Tiffin and Daniel J. (Kelly) Wise of McCutchenville; three daughters, Kathy (Denny) Brodman of Carey, Linda (Jim Romanko) Hetzel of Sycamore and Theresa (Mike) Stine of Tiffin; 11 grandchildren, Craig, Casey, Cory, Jessica, Shawn, David, Brandon, Lena, Dean, Doug and Wyatt; and five great-grandchildren, Jordyn, Taylor, Brayden, Elle and Elyn.
Preceding him in death were his parents.
Jim attended Calvert High School and was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Tiffin. He worked in the maintenance department at Hayes-Albion for 15 years, at DJ's Construction with his son for years and also was a blacksmith. He also farmed around the McCutchenville area for many years. He was a member of Eagles Aerie No. 402 and Tiffin Moose Lodge No. 846. Jim enjoyed hunting, the outdoors, dogs, horses, race horses and family gatherings.
His Mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Tiffin, with the Rev. Michael Roemmele officiating. Burial will follow at Bethel South Bend Cemetery, McCutchenville. A rosary will be prayed 20 minutes prior to the Mass.
Friends may visit with the family from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, 236 S. Washington St., Tiffin, OH 44883, (419) 447-2424. A Christian wake service will begin at 3:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church or Humane Society of Seneca County.
Condolences may be sent and the guestbook signed at www.hgmackfuneralhome.com.