James R Fleming

September 10, 1936March 28, 2018
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James Richard Fleming, 81, of Fremont passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at his residence. He was born September 10, 1936 in Fostoria, OH the son of Orville and Gladys (Richard) Fleming. Jim worked in auto sales management at O’ Donnell Chevrolet and insurance and investment sales. He was also the owner of First Choice Vending, LLC. Jim’s greatest accomplishments include Marine Boot Camp at Parris Island, he enlisted in the United States Marines at age 17 and went on to serve as the Executive Officer Orderly for Commander Hilton on the U.S.S. Princeton. His proudest family accomplishments were raising children and walking his daughters down the aisle. Jim enjoyed worshipping the Lord, visiting with family and friends and took great pride in having a well-kept lawn. Surviving is his wife of 41 years Arlene Fleming of Fremont, OH; children: Jeff Fleming (Karen), Jenni Chalfin (Charles), Janine Kitchen (Thomas) and Jodi Fleming, Devin Needles (Alisa); son-in-law Terry Cassidy; grandchildren: Carrie Bishop, Amy Lucius, Chelsea Irving, Rachel Cook, Mallory Brown, Clayborne Chalfin, Cameron Chalfin, Mackenzie Crisler, Alyana Bartes, Lauren Needles, Dylan Kitchen, Georgia Kitchen, Noah Kitchen, Alex Salyer; great-grandchildren Grace, Adori, Laura, Savanna, Cara, Julie, Mauryce, Gage, Taylin, Eloise, Ryleigh; sisters: Sara Smith and Patti Jo Myers. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Sue Bruning, wife Georgia and daughter Jami Cassidy. Visitation will take place on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 from 2-4 & 6-8P.M. at Keller-Koch-Chudzinski Funeral Home, 416 S. Arch Street, Fremont, OH. Funeral services will begin at 11:00A.M. on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at Grace Community Church, additional visitation will begin at 10:00 A.M. at the church. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery with military graveside rights performed by the V.F.W. & American Legion. Memorial Contributions may be made to The Gideon’s, Grace Community Church or Back to the Wild. Online condolences may be expressed at


  • Visitation Wednesday, April 4, 2018
  • Funeral Services Thursday, April 5, 2018

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Jennifer Schreiner

April 4, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss Fleming girls and brother. Sending hugs and prayers to you all.

Marma Malcolm

April 2, 2018

I met Jim while volunteering and serving on the board of directors at TheLiberty Center. He was a kind,carrying, and compassionate man. I enjoyed our talks whether at the shelter or around town. He will be missed by so many. Our thoughts and prayers are with Arlene, family, and friends.

Lynn Franke

April 2, 2018

Jim was our insurance agent for many years. He was a friendly gentleman who always had a smile whether we met him for business or bumped into him around town. He certainly leaves behind many who will share their memories and support each other. We send his family our sincerest condolences.

Brenda Havens

April 2, 2018

I always enjoyed talking with Jim at The Pines and at church. He was a very happy guy! Praying for Arlene and the entire family.

Kathy Rockey

March 31, 2018

I am so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. I worked with Jim many years ago at O'Donnell Chevrolet. He was a super person, always so pleasant to be around. Prayers to all of you at this time.