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James D. ‘Jim’ Lindler
James D. ‘Jim’ LindlerFlameJames D. ‘Jim’ Lindler, 70, of Cardington, formerly of Lewis Center died unexpectedly Wednesday February 19, 2020 at the Morrow County Hospital.

He was born May 15, 1949 in Pontiac, Michigan to the late Elmer Joseph and Wava (Bushong) Lindler, he was also predeceased by his mother and father-in-law, Gertrude and Earl Davis.

James partnered in his company Domain Building Concepts of Plain City, as a Construction estimator. He worked in the construction industry for 50 years. He had many friends and never met a stranger, everyone loved “The Flame”. James was a record breaker when it came to cross country. His hobbies included fishing, cooking, and drinking a Budweiser on the Mohican river. He was such an animal lover; you never saw a bird feeder empty at his house. He also enjoyed watching Star Trek, golf, Nascar, Blue Jackets hockey, and Michigan Football. James was always at his granddaughters’ races and games with his hat and button up shirt. But more than anything, he loved spending time with his friends and family.

Surviving is his wife Diane (Davis), and they were married April 27, 1974 in Richwood. Also surviving is their daughter Kara (David II) Peters of Cardington, and granddaughter Alexis Peters.

Funeral Services will be held Monday February 24, 2020 at 2:00 pm at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood, Pastor Nicholas Pruitt will officiate, burial will follow at the Claibourne Cemetery.  Friends may call two hours prior to the service beginning at 12 noon at the funeral home in Richwood.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Delaware County Humane Society at 4920 OH-37, Delaware, OH 43015.

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com

Directions to Claibourne Cemetery

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#1 from: Sue McBride Bails
125 E. Ottawa Richwood
Thu, Feb 20, 2020 at 4:26 PM

Diane and girls, words can't express how sadden we are about Flamers passing.He was such a great addition to our family and loved by all! Rest assured him and Monna will keep thing lively in heaven!!! Love you Sue Ann

#2 from: Cassie Jewell
Sarasota FL
Thu, Feb 20, 2020 at 5:54 PM

I am so sorry to hear about Flamer. He was my buddy and such a great friend.  He will be missed so very much. I know he will be watching when Ohio State beats Michigan again in football. I know I will look to the heavens. Rest In Peace. Love you bunches

#3 from: Don and Kathie
Thu, Feb 20, 2020 at 6:17 PM

Diane and Kara  We are so very sorry about Flamer. He was a great guy who  fit right into the Davis family.  Remember the laughter and good times he brought to all of our lives especially for you and Kara and Lexi. My thoughts will be with you in the coming days even tho I cant be there I send lots of love and hugs.

#4 from: Kevin Spain
Delaware, Ohio
Thu, Feb 20, 2020 at 6:21 PM

Diane, Cara & Alexis,
I remember getting to one of the huge soccer fields somewhere in Ohio and i had no idea where the girls were playing. In the distance I heard a familiar voice, "Come on Knights! Come on Lex!" I turned and followed the voice to the last field and there you all were.  Need I say more? RIP, Jim. You made us all smile and always made us feel welcomed. Thank you and Godspeed. Much love to you all.
Kevin, Heather and Mollie

#5 from: Rita Headington Parker
Thu, Feb 20, 2020 at 6:33 PM

Diane, our sincere sympathy to you and your family...always remember all the good times you spent together!  Fred and Rita Rubeck Parker

#6 from: Pinkie and Tom Kindler
Thu, Feb 20, 2020 at 6:38 PM

We were devastated to hear about Flamer. So glad we were with him in January. We have such fun memories of him!  Sending love and prayers to you, Munch and your family.
Love,  Tom and Pinkie

#7 from: Holli Houseworth
Thu, Feb 20, 2020 at 6:47 PM

Jim was one of my beloved step dad’s (Jack Finch) favorite people. He was always so warm and made you feel like you were a best friend. What a great man to lose way too soon.

#8 from: Don & Peggy Hays
West Mansfield
Thu, Feb 20, 2020 at 9:24 PM

Dear Diane and family, so sorry to read of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Peggy Skidmore Hays

#9 from: Roy & Beth Reed
Plainfield Indiana 46168
Thu, Feb 20, 2020 at 9:27 PM

  Ted let us know today, I am so sorry. We had sooo many great times with all of you guys, dancing and singing. Those are times I will always remember. Take care and may God Bless you and your family.

Roy & Beth

#10 from: johna nibert
Thu, Feb 20, 2020 at 9:29 PM

Diane and family so sorry for your loss. You have my sympathy.
              Johna Nibert

#11 from: Ellen (Hiller) Horton
Columbus, OH
Thu, Feb 20, 2020 at 11:19 PM

Diane, So very sorry for your loss!!  My heart is breaking for you.  I will keep you & your family in my thoughts and prayers! Hugs!

#12 from: Mary (Molly) Charles
Fri, Feb 21, 2020 at 6:02 AM

Sorry to read this Diane.  Condolence to you and your family.  

#13 from: Trina Stearns
Fri, Feb 21, 2020 at 6:39 AM

Diane, I am so very sorry for you and your family's loss.  I am praying for peace and comfort you and your family, during this difficult time❤

#14 from: Bill Darling
Fri, Feb 21, 2020 at 6:53 AM

So sorry to hear about Jim. I was fortunate to have him represent BUI for 20 years. He was always upbeat and great to be around. I will always remember him as the the life of our beach parties.

#15 from: Scott Bergstrom
Fri, Feb 21, 2020 at 7:13 AM

So sorry to hear of Jim's passing.  Enjoyed the years we worked together at BUI and will miss the all to infrequent cell phone calls where we caught up and talked about our families.

#16 from: Marci Vogel
Fri, Feb 21, 2020 at 8:44 AM

I am so saddened to hear of the passing of Jim.  I knew him from working at Oakwood Management Company.  He was such a fun guy to talk to and we will all miss him. My thoughts and prayers are with you.  Lexie you were his pride and joy he loved showing us pictures of you through out the years and talking about all your school/sport accomplishments. Hugs to you all during this difficult time.

#17 from: Greg Fallon
Fri, Feb 21, 2020 at 10:06 AM

Heartbreaking, just heartbreaking.I'm so sorry to hear of Jim's passing.                       "Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal."

#18 from: Kym Tallarico
Sylva, NC
Fri, Feb 21, 2020 at 3:21 PM

I am so sorry for your loss.   I worked with Jim for many years in the insurance industry.  He was a great guy and spoke often of his family and how much he loved spending time with them.   He will be sorely missed.   Much love and prayers goes to his family.  

#19 from: Brad Marshall
Buffalo, NY
Sun, Feb 23, 2020 at 11:59 AM

I was stunned to hear of Jim’s passing! Jim was so full of life I never even considered it would end. As college fraternity brothers, roommates, and fellow participants in many crazy antics Jim is a guy I’ve always considered a great friend even though the years have separated us. The world has lost a very good man.
Diane, please accept my sincerest condolences.

#20 from: Jill Morgan
Sun, Feb 23, 2020 at 1:23 PM

Dear Diane and family - so sorry to read of your loss.  With deepest sympathy, Jill Oman Morgan

#21 from: Bob Tuttle
Milford, Michigan
Mon, Feb 24, 2020 at 9:40 AM

Jim was a class act andexemplified the best of Walled Lake High class of 1967.  RIP fellow Viking.

#22 from: Kerri Fritsch
Tampa, FL
Mon, Feb 24, 2020 at 2:00 PM

Diane, Kara and Alexis,

So sorry for the loss of Jim.  His  wonderful personality will be missed by so many.  You can cherish all the terrific memories.  Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.  Take care.  Love’


#23 from: Karl Kessler
Tue, Feb 25, 2020 at 2:51 PM

I was not fortunate enough to meet Jims family but wanted to express my condolences...He was always kind,generous and always ready with a good zinger every time I saw him...special guy.  My prayers are with you.

#24 from: Michael Ridenour
Wed, Feb 26, 2020 at 12:09 PM

Sorry to hear of Flamer's passing.  Through I moved away over 20 years ago, every time I returned to Columbus and saw Flamer it was as if we had spoken yesterday. What a nice guy.  A husband, father, grandfather and friend.  You will be missed my friend.

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