James Sidle

James E. "Jim" Sidle, 66, of Arlington, died Wednesday (June 17, 2009) at his home.
He taught industrial arts and driver’s education as well as coached basketball and track at Old Fort,
Liberty Benton, Vanlue, New Riegel, Arlington, Findlay Millstream, Findlay High School, and the Hancock
County alternative school.
Mr. Sidle was involved in helping pass the Ohio law allowing those 15 1/2-year-olds to begin driving.
He was a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jenera, where he served as a trustee, taught
Sunday school, and assisted with communion.
In addition, he owned Jim Sidle Construction Co.
In the mid 1990s he was involved as a leader with C.I.S.V., taking children to Norway. He also was
involved with the American Field Service, through which he and his wife hosted three foreign exchange
students.
The 1961 graduate of Westwood High School graduated from Bowling Green State University in 1969.
In high school he set the school record for the mile run, a record which still stands.
His hobbies included tinkering on cars, landscaping, sports, and cooking.
Born April 11, 1943 in Wayne to Robert D. and Dorothy (Peterson) Sidle, he married Kay Wilson on April 6,
1974, and she survives.
Also surviving is a son, James A., Seattle, Wash.; a daughter, Emily VonStein, of Gahanna; two brothers,
Ron, of Bowling Green, and Rick, Jenera; and two sisters, Marlene McCoy, Bowling Green, and his twin,
Janet Schooner, of Weston.
He was preceded in death by an aunt, Berneda Murphy, who assisted in raising him.
The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the church. Pastors Darwin Wilson and Hugh Bowland will
officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be Sunday from 1 to 3 and 5 to 7 p.m. at Crates Funeral Home, Arlington. Additional
visitation will begin Monday at 9 a.m. at the church.
Memorials may be made to the church, the Arlington Schools Foundation, or Hancock County 4-H Endowment
Fund.
Condolences may be sent at www.coldrencrates.com.James E. "Jim" Sidle, 66, of Arlington, died
Wednesday (June 17, 2009) at his home.
He taught industrial arts and driver’s education as well as coached basketball and track at Old Fort,
Liberty Benton, Vanlue, New Riegel, Arlington, Findlay Millstream, Findlay High School, and the Hancock
County alternative school.
Mr. Sidle was involved in helping pass the Ohio law allowing those 15 1/2-year-olds to begin driving.
He was a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jenera, where he served as a trustee, taught
Sunday school, and assisted with communion.
In addition, he owned Jim Sidle Construction Co.
In the mid 1990s he was involved as a leader with C.I.S.V., taking children to Norway. He also was
involved with the American Field Service, through which he and his wife hosted three foreign exchange
students.
The 1961 graduate of Westwood High School graduated from Bowling Green State University in 1969.
In high school he set the school record for the mile run, a record which still stands.
His hobbies included tinkering on cars, landscaping, sports, and cooking.
Born April 11, 1943 in Wayne to Robert D. and Dorothy (Peterson) Sidle, he married Kay Wilson on April 6,
1974, and she survives.
Also surviving is a son, James A., Seattle, Wash.; a daughter, Emily VonStein, of Gahanna; two brothers,
Ron, of Bowling Green, and Rick, Jenera; and two sisters, Marlene McCoy, Bowling Green, and his twin,
Janet Schooner, of Weston.
He was preceded in death by an aunt, Berneda Murphy, who assisted in raising him.
The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the church. Pastors Darwin Wilson and Hugh Bowland will
officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be Sunday from 1 to 3 and 5 to 7 p.m. at Crates Funeral Home, Arlington. Additional
visitation will begin Monday at 9 a.m. at the church.
Memorials may be made to the church, the Arlington Schools Foundation, or Hancock County 4-H Endowment
Fund.
Condolences may be sent at www.coldrencrates.com.