James A. “Jim” “Gint” Boreman

June 30, 1927 ‒ May 31, 2016

Mansfield, Ohio

James A. “Jim” “Gint” Boreman passed away on Tuesday May 31, 2016 at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital. He was born June 30, 1927 in Shelby to parents Earl and Alice (Saddoris) Boreman. During high school Jim worked at the Shelby Country Club Golf Course. He was a graduate of Shelby High School in 1946.

Jim served in the US Army, where he was stationed in Japan, as a private driver for officers after World War II. He then went back to work at the Shelby Country Club where he was promoted to head greens keeper. The couple that owned the Country Club mentored Jim as a young man, and he was forever grateful for them. Golf was his favorite pastime, and in 1952 he hit his first hole-in-one on the short par three at Shelby Country Club.  He later hit another hole-in-one at Twin Lakes Golf Course in 1998.

For thirty-seven years Jim was an employee of General Motors as a tool and die trouble shooter and later in robotics.

On October 25, 1952 Jim married Ann Elizabeth Freiheit Yoakam. They resided happily in Mansfield with Ann’s two children and quickly became a close family. They were active in Pandora Dance Club, Mansfield Liederkranz, and GBU. Jim also served on the vestry for five years at Grace Episcopal Church.

Jim loved to golf, hunt, and fish, as well as dance to big band music. He cherished his grandchildren, and they cherished him! He was always the grandpa and later to be great grandpa at every track and swim meet, soccer, basketball, and football game and ballet recital.

His beloved wife Ann “Nan” Boreman preceded him in death on October 9, 2008.  Also deceased are his brothers Tom and Jack Boreman; sister Edith Jones; brother-in-law Bill Love; and his daughter Shirley Schluter.

He is survived by his son-in-law Ted Schluter; his grandchild Kim Hickox, her husband Tom, and children Hobie and Allison; grandchild Dirk Schluter, his wife Tammie, children Kyle, Christina, Aj, and Dylan; and grandchild Brett Schluter, wife Vicki, children John, Jena, Ashley, and Chelsea.  He is also survived by his son George “Porky” Yoakam, his wife Darlene, and grandchild Misty Nyman her husband Jeff, children Kelsey, Karley, Kyle, and Sasha; grandchild Keri Kenning, her husband John, children Drew, Charlie, Patrick, and Mackenzie; grandchild Darcy Funk, her husband Dave, children Kayla, Ashley, George, and Stas; grandchild Leslie Yoakam, and children Tucker and Hunter.

Jim is also survived by his sister Esther “Tess” Love of Shelby along with cherished nieces and nephews with whom he shared treasured relationships; his brothers-in-law Adam Freiheit, and Tony Freiheit; sisters-in-law, Bev Freiheit, and Shirley Bailey and numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.  Spending time with the Freiheits was an everyday affair for Jim

Also preceding him in death were sisters-in-law Eva Freiheit Nail, and Katie Freiheit Brumfield; and brothers-in-law Nick Freiheit, and Joseph Freiheit.

Jim was later blessed with a great friend and companion Kate Hartz, and her extended family of four children and grandchildren, for the last five years.

Jim’s family will host a celebration of his life with a service lead by the Rev. David Sipes at the Mansfield Liederkranz, 1212 Silver Lane, Mansfield, Friday, June 17, 2016 at 5:30 PM under the pavilion. Dinner will follow during a time of fellowship for Jim’s family and friends in lieu of traditional calling hours. All of Jim’s friends are welcome to attend.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jim’s memory may be made to OhioHealth Hospice through the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, 350 Marion Avenue, Mansfield, Ohio 44903.

To see a tribute video to Jim go to: SnyderFuneralHomes.com

Jim’s last words were “Well, Goodnight Boys and Girls.”


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