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James LeRoy Van Order

James Leroy Van Order, age 80, of Swanton, Ohio, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family, Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Toledo. He was born March 18, 1935 in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania to Harold John and Vivian Lenora (Mays) Van Order. He was a 1953 graduate of Vestal High School in New York and joined the United States Army serving from 1958 to 1960. He graduated from Delhi University with a degree in agriculture and on November 26, 1960, he married Patricia Schaller.

Jim owned and operated Van Order Pallet Company in Swanton. He worked in Ohio in quality control for Vroman

Foods and Page Dairy. He also worked as a field representative for the Dairyman's League in Pennsylvania. Jim was an avid hunter, involved with beagle field trials, and enjoyed fishing.

Jim is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Patricia; children, Valerie Persinger of Dayton, OH, Casey (Kelly) Van Order of Swanton, OH, and Natalie (Nic) Pallitta of Swanton, OH; 3 grandchildren, Jackie (Jason) Tipton, Michael (Emily) Persinger, and Megan Pallitta; and 3 great-grandchildren.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Richard and nephew, Mark Van Order.

Family and friends may visit Friday, August, 14th from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton, where a Vigil Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Resurrection will be held Saturday, August 15th at 10:00 a.m. at St. Richards Church, with Fr. Adam Hertzfeld presiding and Deacon Jerry Ziemkiewicz. Interment will be held at a later date at Maine Cemetery in Maine, New York.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Richard Catholic Church, 333 Brookside Dr., Swanton, OH 43558.

Residence: Swanton, Ohio

Visitation: Friday, August 14th from 5 to 8 pm at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton

Mass of Resurrection: Saturday, August 15th at 10:00 am at St. Richard Catholic Church

Interment at a later date: Maine Cemetery, Maine, New York

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I am so sorry to read about Jim's passing. He was the best boss along with Casey & Pat, that I have ever had. Miss all u guys so much @ VanOrder Pallet.

Maelee Turner Aug 15 2015 12:00 AM

Pat and family, So sorry about James, We will certainly miss his visits to our home in Whitney Point, N.Y. We will certainly miss you also Pat. Keep in touch. Love, God Bless. JoanneBallard

joanne ballard Aug 15 2015 12:00 AM

Hey Kelly. Sorry to read about your father-in-law. Hope things are going well for you and Casey. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

Frederick Hesselbart Aug 14 2015 12:00 AM

Our family will always remember Jim and feel lucky we had the pleasure of knowing him. He will be forever missed. The Brashear Family

Marcie Brashear Miller Aug 14 2015 12:00 AM

We were sorry to read about Jim. Always enjoyed seeing him. God bless your family

john & barb Whalen Aug 14 2015 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Rick and Elaina Cron Aug 13 2015 12:00 AM

PAT, FAMILY, SO sorry for the lost of your husband, father, grandpa, my love to u all, R.I.P JIM, l you will be missed by all.

kathy fischer Aug 12 2015 12:00 AM

I am very sorry to hear of your losing Jim My thoughts are with you during this difficult time,Pat

Corinda Gill Aug 11 2015 12:00 AM