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“Due to the fact I had an operation this past week I am not able to attend the services . I wish to extend my condolences to the entire family. Jim...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Gary Oldiges - Minster, OH

“Dear Mary Lees, So sorry to read of your husbamds death.. You are in my thoighjts and prayers. I am wintering in Florida....still reside in St....Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Janet (Quellhorst) Swartz - FL

“To Mary & family: Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family Mary. I often think of Jim & his friendship with my father Frank. Jim was my...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: John & Phyllis Topp Palmer - OH

“I am very sorry to learn of Jim's passing. You all will miss his physical presence, but know that his spirit will always be with you. RIP Jim. ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: Marilyn Sommer

“Dear Aunt MaryLee & Family, You are all in our thoughts and prayers, at this very sad time in your lives. Uncle Jim was a great guy, and he sure...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Mark & Terri Doenges - Wapakoneta, OH

“Love you Uncle Jim I cherish all the special memories ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Debra Wissman - Overland Park, KS


James C. Wissman, 86, of St. Petersburg, FL, formerly of New Bremen, OH, passed away on March 7, 2015 at Woodside Hospice Center surrounded by his loving wife and children. He was born on September 28, 1928, to Lawrence and Estella (Rolfes) Wissman and they preceded him in death. On July 12, 1950 he married MaryLee Doenges in St. Marys, OH, and she survives him in St. Petersburg. He is also survived by children Tom and Denise Wissman, Longmont, CO, Dianne and Carl Schwartz, Larry (deceased) and Teresa Wissman, all of New Bremen, OH, Rick and Pam Wissman of Loveland, CO, Donna and Scott Brinkman of Louisville, KY, and Sherri and Sam Harris of Roswell, GA, grandchildren Sadye Wissman (Jason Huston), Ryan (Lexy), Eric (Melissa), Doug (Jenny), and Sarah Schwartz, Andrea (Joshua) Barr, Ben (Jessica) Wissman, Kristy Turner, David and Courtney Brinkman, Glenda (Shawn) Sullivan, Isaac, Kyle, Kelsey Wissman, Seth and Brooke Harris, great-grandchildren, Catherine, William, Beckham, Mackenzie, Austin, Brooke, Iziah and James, brothers John and Ann Wissman of Kansas and Jerry and Arlene Wissman of Minster.

James was owner and President of Precision Tool and Die in New Bremen from 1955 to 1977, Town Council President and Mayor. Jim and Mary moved to St. Petersburg, FL in 1977 where he worked for five years as a business consultant prior to full retirement. As a member of Holy Family Church Jim enjoyed being president of the Men's Club and was a longtime usher. Jim's interests were spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren who were all very special to him, playing cards, golfing, sports, and his spirit of being outdoors.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 28 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in New Bremen with the Rev. Thomas Mannebach officiating. Inurnment will follow at St. Augustine Cemetery in Minster, OH. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, March 27 at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen and Saturday at the church from 9:00 to 10:00 at which time the rosary will be prayed. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Diabetes Association or American Cancer Society. Condolences may be left at gilberghartwigfh.com.