James LaRoy Chittenden, 51, of Wauseon, OH, and formerly of Fayette, OH, died unexpectedly Tuesday morning, February 11, 2014, at his home. He was born June 22, 1962, in Morenci, MI, to James and Joyce (Woodard) Chittenden. He married Shelley K. Rettle on October 20, 1989, in Lyons, OH, and she survives.
Jim grew up in Morenci, and graduated from Morenci High School in 1981. Jim worked for over 21 years in environmental services at FCHC in Wauseon, and for the past eight years has worked for Haas Door Company. He was a proud co-leader of the Fayette Boy Scouts Troop #171 for several years. Jim enjoyed building various models and socializing with his family and friends.
Surviving in addition to his wife, Shelley, are his parents of Angola, IN; a son, Zachary Chittenden of Wauseon; daughter, Maegan at home; a brother, Jeffrey (Penny) Chittenden of Morenci; two sisters, Jamie (Steve) Rigot of Buford, GA, and Jana (Devron) DeHart of Jefferson, GA; maternal grandparents, Audrey Woodard of Cape Neddick, ME, and Marion Lemke of Kalkaska, MI; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service for Jim will be held on Saturday, February 15, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at the Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci with Mr. Ryan Eberly officiating. Interment will follow at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci. The family will receive friends for visitation on Friday afternoon, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.
Those planning an expression of sympathy may direct memorial donations to the family.
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