James E. Grieser, age 87 years, of Archbold, passed away Monday morning, Dec. 9, 2019, at Fairlawn Haven in Archbold.
He was born Aug. 4, 1932, at Archbold, the son of Harvey and Ilva (Stuckey) Grieser.
A graduate of Pettisville High School, he married Frances A. Plassman on Jan. 1, 1955.
A lifelong resident of the Pettisville/Archbold area, he farmed and raised cattle and sheep. James was a 4-H advisor, and a past member of the Zone School Board and the Fulton County Fair Board.
He enjoyed tending to his lawn and flowers and spending time with his grandchildren.
He was a member of St. James Lutheran Church in Burlington.
He is survived by five children, Doug (Toni) Vajen of Cincinnati, Phil (Deb) Grieser and Ann (Andy) Dominique, both of Archbold, Amy (Brad) Cox of Bryan, and Pete (Rachel) Grieser of Archbold; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one brother, Larry (Kathy) Grieser of Archbold; and a sister, Mary Ellen Nofziger of Archbold.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a grandson, Justin Grieser; and a sister, Janey Kennedy.
Services will be held on Friday at 10 a.m. at St. James Lutheran Church with Rev. James Strawn and Rev. Dale Kern officiating. Interment will follow in the Pettisville Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Fairlawn Chapel from 2-8 p.m. on Thursday.
Short Funeral Home in Archbold has been entrusted with the arrangements.
The family suggests that memorials be given to St. James Lutheran Church or to family choice. www.ShortFuneralHome.com.