James E. Haynes, 85, of Fremont died Tuesday evening, Feb. 16, 2010, in the emergency room of St. Charles Mercy Medical Center in Oregon.
James was born May 28, 1924, in Fremont, son of the late George and Estella (Freeh) Haynes. A graduate of St. Joseph High School, he worked as a supervisor of shipping and receiving at Dayton Marine. Later he worked as a custodian at St. Joseph Grade School, where he was well known to be a character and appreciated by the children. He retired in 1993.
James was truly a family man and a 3rd Degree Knight of Columbus. He enjoyed golfing, reupholstering furniture, and woodworking. He was also an Army veteran, serving during World War II, being discharged as a staff sergeant of the 167th Quartermaster Bakery Company in October 1945.
On January 10, 1948, he married Mary M. Ryan at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sandusky. She died March 3, 2000.
Surviving him are his children, Sr. Mary Brenda, SND, (Nancy Haynes) of Toledo, Michael (Barb) Haynes of Fremont, Mark Haynes of Sandusky, Patricia (Gary) Miller of Dayton, Ohio, Margaret (Fred) Barth of Aurora, Ind., and Elizabeth (Allen) Shreffler of Gibsonburg, Ohio; son-in-law, Tom Vollmar of Fremont; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and siblings, Walter and David Haynes of Fremont, Donald Haynes of Williamsburg, Va., and Shirley Morrison of Fremont.
James was preceded in death by his wife; daughter, Barbara Vollmar; parents; granddaughter, Christine Vollmar; and siblings, Robert and Betty Haynes.
Friends will be received 2-8 p.m. Friday at Herman-Kinn-Karlovetz Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Fremont, with wake services that evening. A mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Fremont. The Rev. David Bruning will officiate. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery, Fremont.
Monetary donations in James' memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association, St. Joseph Church or to Sacred Heart Little Sisters of the Poor, Oregon, Ohio.
To view his video tribute or to express condolences, please visit hermankinn.com.