James M. Weikle Sr., 80, of Sandusky, passed away unexpectedly early Monday morning, Dec. 10, 2012, surrounded by his family in Firelands Regional Medical Center, Main Campus, Sandusky.
He was born Feb. 24, 1932, in Union, W.Va., son of the late Elbert “Cook” and Della Mae (Fisher) Weikle. He worked at New Departure-Hyatt (Division of General Motors) for 39 years, retiring May 1, 1990.
In his earlier days, he enjoyed fishing and going deer hunting. Jim was a life member of Sandusky Eagles Aerie 444 and a member of American Legion Post 83.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, the love of his life, Anna Mae (Vass) Weikle, whom he married July 7, 1959; three sons, James Weikle Jr., Bob Weikle and Mark (Rob Gorby) Weikle, all of Sandusky; sister, Betty (Warren) Cook, of Castalia; sisters-in-law, Ellen Kilianek, of Sandusky, and Cleo (Roy) Winebrimmer, Carol Winebrimmer and Francis (Edwin) Bostic, all of West Virginia; numerous nieces and nephews; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elbert “Cook” and Della Mae (Fisher) Weikle in 1987; two brothers that were killed in the Korean War, U.S. Army Sgt. Cook Weikle Jr. on Nov. 23, 1951, and U.S. Navy Delford Lee Weikle in April 1955; a sister in infancy, Vera Francis Weikle; two nephews, Mike Ramboldt (2004) and Ralph K. Steele (1988); mother and father-in-law, Nellie V. (Reynolds) Vass (1999) and Kenna E. Vass (1966); sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Alminia (Vass) Dunbar (2009) and James Dunbar (1986); two brothers-in-law, Charlie E. Vass (1963) and Alvin Winebrimmer (2010); special friend, Matt Martinez (1997); and his puppy, his “Little Girl,” Angel (2012).
At his request, private family funeral services will take place. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery, Sandusky.
The family suggests that memorial contributions may be given to one’s favorite charity.
Arrangements are entrusted to David F. Koch Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 520 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. Your memories and words of comfort may be expressed to Jim’s family at davidfkoch.com.