James L. Bretz, Dec. 17, 1926 - Aug. 14, 2008

Sep 3, 2015


DEC. 17, 1926-AUG. 14, 2008


James L. Bretz, 81, of Middle Bass Island, Ohio, died Thursday Aug. 14, 2008, in Edgewood Manor Nursing Center, Port Clinton.

He was born Dec. 17, 1926, on Middle Bass Island, son of Leslie J. and Florence B. (Potts) Bretz.

Jim was a graduate of Port Clinton High School and was postmaster on Middle Bass Island for many years. He operated rental cottages and houses on the island and was active in the Bretz Winery. He was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Put-in-Bay and Retired Postmasters Association.

Surviving are his nephew, Richard L. Bretz of Hamilton, Ohio; two great-nieces; a great-nephew; and sister-in-law, Janette Bretz of Sandusky.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Walter C. and Richard H. Bretz.

Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday in Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home, Port Clinton. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Monday in LaFleur Cemetery on Middle Bass Island.

Memorial contributions may be made to Middle Bass Island Chapel Fund or one’s favorite charity. Condolences may be shared at neideckerleveckcrosser.com