James E. Schnarrenberger, 94, of Tiffin, died at 12:49 p.m. Thursday, July 24, 2014, at his residence.
James was born May 11, 1920, in Crawford County, to Edward F. and Delverta (Schafer) Schnarrenberger. He married Lois I. Lust May 4, 1947, in Bucyrus. Lois died Jan. 5, 2006.
Survivors include two daughters, Joyce Schmidt of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Jill (Bill) Ranelle of Fort Worth, Texas; five grandchildren, Nichole Payne, Erika Schaffer, Woody Schmidt, Katie Schmidt and Hank Schmidt; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Donald Schnarrenberger of Bucyrus; and a sister, Berneice Landis of Bucyrus.
James also was preceded in death by his parents.
James was a 1938 graduate of Sulphur Springs, Crawford County. He served in the U.S. Army as a technical sergeant from 1941-45. He retired in 1985 as parts manager with Tiffin Motors, where he had been working since 1954. He was a member of First Lutheran Church, American Legion and Tiffin Eagles, and he volunteered at Mercy Tiffin Hospital.
He was a kind and thoughtful man who loved to visit with his friends on the St. Francis campus.
Visitation will be 9:30 a.m. Monday, July 28, 2014, at First Lutheran Church, with his funeral beginning at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Kenneth Gillikin officiating. Burial will be at Fairmont Cemetery, Tiffin, at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Lutheran Church in care of Traunero Funeral Home and Crematory, 214 S. Monroe St., Tiffin, OH 44883, (419) 447-3113.
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