James Harold “Jim” Van Etten, 83, died Sunday, September 15, 2019, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg. He was born October 31, 1935, in Oak Harbor, OH. Jim was a graduate of Genoa High School where he was a member of the football team. He was a retired CPO, Navy chief, Navy diver and a Vietnam War veteran. Jim enjoyed riding his Harley and watching the Browns and Buckeyes with his dog Jake.
Jim is survived by Sandra, his loving wife of 38 years; siblings, Patricia Johnson and Daniel (Earleen) Van Etten; children, Ivy, Jim, Marilyn (Bill), John (Barbara) and Lisa (Robert); step-children, Cheryl (Don), Mark (Ginney), Mike, Karen (Tim), Ron (Davia) and Wendy (Eric); 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Mary (Bodi) Van Etten; sister, Marilyn; brother, Phil and grandson Joshua.
Family and friends may visit the Freck Funeral Chapel, 1155 S. Wynn Rd in Oregon on Saturday, September 21, 2019, from 12-2 p.m. with a funeral service at 2 p.m. Burial will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.