OBITUARY

James K. Kamman

June 27, 1939April 17, 2021

Jim Kamman, loving father and grandfather, passed away peacefully with family on April 17, 2021.

Jim was born in Cleveland, Ohio on June 27, 1939. He worked independently most of his career so that he could pursue some of his other passions, like teaching. A true entrepreneur with a lifetime of knowledge to share, Jim scaled back work at the end of his career and dedicated more time to substitute teaching and teaching classes at local universities.

Jim moved to Elmore, Ohio twenty years ago and spoke highly of the friendships he made there. He didn’t mind the long (slow) drives to make his rounds - he would put on Willie Nelson or Frank Sinatra and away he went. Jim faithfully served his Catholic Parish as an Usher and was known for his good will and wonderful smile. He will be remembered as a great storyteller who could easily talk to anybody, always making people feel comfortable and included. His yard was always impeccable and he never had a dirty car.

Jim’s daughters were of the utmost importance to him, and keeping up with four daughters was no simple task. Each one of them knew that he was there and available whenever called upon. “Hey sweets, how ya doin?” A phrase that his girls were familiar hearing. As adults they were spoiled with long, regular phone conversations and just about every one of the calls started with that greeting; always so positive and supportive. Wonderful son of Marie and Karl. Loving Father to Stacy, Dana (Todd), Tara (Michael) and Sabrina. Caring Grandfather to Matthew, Tyler, Madison, Ethan, Keaton, Caroline, Findley, Chase and Everett. Former husband to Sally and Michelle. Jim will be missed, but never forgotten. Please share your stories about Jim; the family would love to hear them.

The family is working on dates to have a celebration for Jim; please check back for details.

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Karla Conti

May 13, 2021

I had worked with Jim for years...ordering shirts for my company's part time employees. I placed an order just recently and didn't hear back- totally unlike Jim, and I feared the worst. Today, my fear has become reality as my manager found his obituary. I've heard Jim's stories about his family over the years- he was very proud.. and he ALWAYS asked me about my kids. He was a very nice man. He will be missed. Thoughts and prayers to his family.
-Karla
Enterprise Holdings Inc.

Michael Keinath

May 5, 2021

I remember calling Jim and talking to him for the first time from a rest stop on I70 on the way to Cleveland. I was calling to tell him that I was going to ask his daughter, Tara, to marry me. Over the last 17 years, I’ve had so many less stressful conversations with Jim and I’m so thankful for them. He was so interested and proud of everything I was accomplishing in my career and we traded so many stories. I am so thankful for those memories, and his fatherly love, and will cherish them. I miss him already. I’m so sorry, Tara.

Garrett Schroder

May 4, 2021

So sad, and sorry to hear this. Prayers for you all.

Jen Heffernan

May 3, 2021

Stacy, Dana, Tara, Sabrina and all the grandkids, I’m so very sorry for your loss. I have very fond memories of your dad through the years. You are all in my thoughts and prayers through this very difficult time. God Bless you all! 🙏🏼

Jan Gilbert

April 29, 2021

My memories of Jim are good ones. Mostly surrounding boating at Catawba Island . Jim was always very pleasant and was a very dashing man, tall dark and handsome. His four daughters are just as attractive and nice, and I have the privilege, to this day, to call them my friends. My deepest sympathy to Jim's family.

Monica Monak

April 24, 2021

My heartfelt sympathy to Jim's family. He was a kind and caring, one of a kind man! I would see him every Sunday at 10:30 mass. I was always a tad late and when I would get there he would be waiting for me, tapping his watch :) He had a heart of gold and the biggest smile ever!! I sure will miss him.

Steven Fillmore

April 23, 2021

Jim once told several hundreds at a Ministry Fair we held at Immaculate Conception Pt Clinton, how as a hospitality minister he had become friends with an elderly lady who sat in the back of church. As the years went on, Jim saved her a seat each week. When she was in the hospital dying, Fr Ray called Jim to say she was asking for Jim, that she wanted to see him. When he visited her she finally got it out that she would save a seat for him in heaven. I'm certain he is doing that for many of us now.....standing just inside the gates. He always asked about our family, too, especially the grown boys. He will be missed. Our condolences to you, his family.

Deacon Maury Hall

April 22, 2021

Jim served as hospitality minister at Immaculate Conception church in Port Clinton, and did so because he saw the dignity in every person. He wanted to ensure the safety and comfort of every person who entered church.

Well done, Jim.

Todd Wendt

April 21, 2021

When I think of Jim it brings a smile to my face because I remember not only his great sense of humor but his passion for having great conversations. He was very proud of his four daughters and their families and we always enjoyed having Jim at the dealership for coffee or lunch. You will be missed my friend!

Sr Marcia Kiser

April 21, 2021

To my good Friend, Jim: I salute you, Jim, as a person who lived life deeply, inspiring others to appreciate all aspects of life just through conversation. How you showed concern for students, how you expressed yourself with intelligence and direction, how you gave your best to every task defines you as special. Thank you.

FROM THE FAMILY