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James L. Askew
James L. AskewFishermanJames L. Askew, 93 of Lakeside/Marblehead, formerly of Marion, died peacefully Thursday evening April 8, 2021 at the Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg Unit.

He was born November 14, 1927 in Marion to the late Ralph Heber and Myrtle (Hedges) Askew; he was also preceded in death by his wife Elva Anna (Norris) Askew, they were married February 23, 1949 in Kentucky and she died October 5, 2012. Also preceding him in death was a daughter: Paula Webb and two brothers: Robert and Charles Askew.

Jim was a 1945 graduate of the Harding High School. He served our country in the United States Army. Jim was self-employed Painting Contractor, running the family business, Askew Decorating for many years. He was a long-time member of the Marion First Presbyterian Church. He really enjoyed choir music; he had even sung in the school choir when he was younger. A true family man, he enjoyed cooking, holidays, especially Easter and watching his OSU Buckeyes.

But he really had a passion for the water and fishing, he and his family have spent countless time (over 50 yrs.) at Lake Erie. He always had the best fish fryís and loved taking numerous boat trips.

Jim will also be remembered for his practical jokes and maybe a little bit of sarcasm!

Surviving are his children: Judi (Terry) Robinson of Wayne, Peggy (Dennis) Zimmerman of Cleveland, Robert (Natalie) Askew of New Bloomington and Melissa (Frank) Ruth of Marion.

Son-in-law: Jeff (Pam) Webb of Richwood

Grandchildren: Eric (Melissa) Robinson, Emily (Steve) Kaufman, Jon (Tonya) Robinson, Jeremy (Elisha) Robinson, Ben (Megumi) Robinson, Elizabeth (Andrew) Lanker, Megan Zimmerman, Aaron Zimmerman, Samantha (Eli) Gray, Stephanie (Chance) Phipps, Nathaniel Askew, Caitlin Askew, Mitchell Askew, Erica Reid and RJ Reid

19 great grandchildren

Siblings: Phyllis Stansberry of Titusville, Fla., Sandy Greer of Elizabethton, Tn., Nancy (Fred) Ulsh of Cincinnati, Tom (Susan) Askew of Marion and David (Judy) Tighe of Marion

Sister-in-law: Francis Askew of Titusville, Fla.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday April 13, 2021 at 11:00 am at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood, Pastors Dennis Zimmerman and Jeremy Robinson will officiate. Burial will follow in the Claibourne Cemetery where there will be Military Honors given by the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #1095, Delaware and the U. S. Army. Friends may call Monday from 5-7 pm at the funeral home in Richwood.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Hospice of Northwest Ohio, First Presbyterian Church of Marion and the Marion Power Squadron.

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

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#1 from: Jeff and Pam Webb
Richwood Ohio
Sat, Apr 10, 2021 at 7:16 AM

Dear family and friends
I donít even know where to begin.
I first remember meeting big Jim as my best friend Phil Millingtonís uncle .
It was a family fall cookout at the home of Dorothy and Ernie Millington.
This also would be when I would meet Jimís
Daughter Paula.
At only 19 years of age I would fall in love with her and only a few short months later would ask her to marry me.
Letís just say Jim wasnít to impressed with this young man right out of high school wanting to marry one of his girls !
lol 😂

Well I was blessed to be Married to Paula November 22 1980 until God called her home January 15 2011

During that time I got to know Jim and weíve shared things together Iíll forever be thankful for.

He truly loved his family.
From his parents ,
to his siblings , to his children to his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

To be a man who loves the water and fishing 🎣 like I do and to have gotten to spend those countless days on the boat and water with this man are things Iíll never forget those memories are priceless!

Weíre all going to miss Jim, but I encourage you all to know this past Thursday night when his last breath was taken here on earth the sights he got to see will take your breath away.
There was a reunion in Heaven and one day when my name is called from here Iíll to join them all there.
Thanks Big Jim for loving me like you did.
Iím not saying goodbye cause I know Iíll see you later.

To family and friends.
Live - Laugh- Love
He sure did!

Love and hugs to you all

#2 from: Jim and Karen Ruth
Sat, Apr 10, 2021 at 12:53 PM

Our sympathies on Jim's passing. As members of the Marion Power Squadron, we have fond memories of his and Ann's friendship.  

#3 from: Brian E. Napper
Sun, Apr 11, 2021 at 3:22 PM

May GOD be with Mr. Askew's family at this time of grief.

#4 from: Sue Hanby Griffiths
Sun, Apr 11, 2021 at 8:24 PM

Dave & Judy, sending you our deepest sympathies.  Bruce & Sue

#5 from: Peggy Zimmerman
Cleveland, Ohio
Wed, Apr 14, 2021 at 12:37 AM

I just want to say to my family that I am glad I am a part of this wonderful group. My dad was a good man and he cared about people. Thank you to the staff at Stofcheck Funeral home for making my Dad's funeral a real celebration of all that was good in his life. Thanks to all those who helped make this important day special.

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