James “Jim” Wirz
April 16, 1948 ‒ July 27, 2017
James A. “Jim” Wirz, 69, of Ostrander, entered into the house of our Lord God on July 27, 2017, after fighting a long, courageous and dignified 10 year battle with cancer.
Jim retired from the United States Army after 24 years of service and sacrifice to his country and later worked as a supervisor with Daido Metal in Bellefontaine.
He was a member of the Hugh L. Bates Masonic Lodge #686 of Hamilton, Ohio and the Bellpoint United Methodist in Delaware, where he was active in the leadership of the church and the Men’s Bible Study.
Jim was a patriot, published author, skilled sharpshooter and accomplished story teller.
He will be deeply missed by all who knew him, especially his beloved wife, Avah; daughter, Daria (Heiko) Hilling; sons, James Jr. (Inga) and David (Sieglinde); grandchildren, Nico Sander and Judith and Alexander Hilling; step-sister, Brenda (Richard) Schmid.
He was preceded in death by his mother Patsy Van Asten, his stepfather Al, his father Walter Wirz and his brother Anthony Wirz.
Family and friends will gather to celebrate Jim’s life on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm at the Snyder Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive (formerly 1510 W. William Street), Delaware where services will follow at 12:30 pm with Rev. Dr. Paul McCullough officiating. A luncheon will immediately follow the services in the Snyder Rodman Community Room. Entombment will held be in Kingwood Memorial Park at 3:00 pm with military honors provided by the Delaware County Veterans Association.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jim’s memory may be made to the local Disabled American Veterans.
The Snyder Rodman Funeral Center of Delaware is honored to serve this veteran and his family.
To share a fond memory of Jim or to offer a condolence to his family, please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com