James R. "Jim" Facer, age 79, of Pemberville, OH, passed from his earthly life to his heavenly
home on Friday, September 12, 2014.
He was born on May 2, 1935 at the family farmhouse near Millbury, OH, to Clyde and Elsie (Kiel) Facer. On
August 30, 1959 he married Phyllis Ann Pelkey, who preceded him in death on December 24, 1984. He then
married Suzanne (Sue) Reitzel, a high school classmate, on June 14, 1997 and she died January 2, 2013.
Jim graduated from Lake Township High School as valedictorian with the class of 1953 and then earned a
B.S. in Chemical Engineering from The Ohio State University in 1958.
His professional career of nearly 33 years was spent in Lima, OH, at BP Chemicals (Sohio Chemical).
After marrying Sue, he farmed her land for nine years, fulfilling a life-long dream of farming.
His memberships included: Zion Lutheran Church, Luckey, where he served on Church Council as a Trustee
and Elder, Stewardship and Endowment Committees; and a previous member of New Creation Lutheran Church
(formerly Peace) in Lima, OH, where he served as financial secretary and president. Jim’s other
memberships were: OSU Alumni Association, Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honorary, served on the Board of
Directors of CountyLine Co-op, Pemberville and the Board of the Wood County Chapter of Thrivent
Jim’s greatest joy was spending time with his family and he was an avid fan of OSU football and
In his spare time he enjoyed hunting, trapping, gardening, traveling and playing Euchre with friends in
Ohio and Florida.
Jim is survived by his son: Roger (Karen) Facer, Ypsilanti, MI, daughter: Susan Grumblis, Wapakoneta, OH,
son-in-law: Keith Mosier, Reynoldsburg, OH, stepdaughters: Kay (Brian) Burrell, Karen (Jay) Young both
of Pemberville, grandchildren: Rebecca, Johannah, Claudia, Wesley, Anne, Alice, Noah and Caleb,
stepgrandchildren: Mikayla, Jessica and Sara, stepgreat-grandson: Joshua, brother: George (Pat) Facer,
sisters: Ruth (Allyn) Rollo and Carolyn Thornton, sister-in-law: Evelyn Facer and many nieces and
Jim was preceded in death by his parents, wives: Phyllis and Sue, daughter: Denise Mosier and brother:
Family and friends will be received on Monday September 15, 2014 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Marsh
Funeral Home, 110 Main Street, Luckey, OH.
Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday September 16, 2014 at 10 a.m. from Zion Lutheran Church,
Luckey, OH, with additional visitation from 9 a.m. until time of services. Officiating will be Pastor
A bereavement luncheon will be served at the church immediately following the funeral services.
Interment will be in Shawnee Township Cemetery, Lima, OH at 2:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Zion Lutheran Church, Luckey, OH, Hospice of
Northwest Ohio, The Stephanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research or donor’s choice.
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