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James A. Nordyke

March 31, 1935 ~ August 27, 2019 (age 84)

James A.  Nordyke, age 84, of Upper Sandusky, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 3:30pm at the Fairhaven Community in Upper Sandusky.


Jim was born on March 31, 1935 in Crawford County, Ohio, to Aaron and Mildred (Gardner) Nordyke, both of whom are deceased. 


He is survived by a son, Jim (Kyla) Nordyke of Kirby, 2 daughters, Debbie Chestnut of Harpster, and Leigh (Kurt) Richter of Woodland, California.  3 grandchildren, Adam and Jordan Richter, Carson (Erika) Orians, and 2 great grandchildren, Emma and Carmen Orians


Jim is also survived by 3 brothers: Terry Nordyke of Carey, Michael (Bev) Nordyke of New Riegel, Donald Nordyke of Yellville, Arkansas, 5 sisters: Rebecca (Everett) Taylor of Upper Sandusky, Louise Treadway of Wharton, Donna (Andrew) Roberts of Upper Sandusky, Phyllis Sigler of Creston, and Marilyn Toops of Upper Sandusky.


He was preceded in death by his parents, and a grandson, Casey Nordyke, a brother, Thomas Nordyke, and 4 sisters, Toni Kaye Nordyke, Patricia Ann DeJean, and Arlene Richards, and Sarah York.


Jim was a 1953 graduate of Nevada High School and went on to retire from the Okonite Company in Santa Maria, California.  Before that he was a plant manager at Swan in Bucyrus.


He was a member of the John Stewart United Methodist Church in Upper Sandusky, and enjoyed playing cards, golfing, hunting, trapping, and tinkering with small motors. 


There will be a visitation celebrating the life of James A. Nordyke on Saturday, September 21, 2019, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at the Lucas-Batton Funeral Home in Upper Sandusky.


Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice and can be sent to Lucas-Batton Funeral Home, 476 S. Sandusky Ave. Upper Sandusky, Ohio, 43351.


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