In Memory

James Bartsch

James E. Bartsch, 58, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away February 18th, 2011 in the Perrysburg Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Jim fought cancer bravely for five years, enjoying the highs of remission while maintaining his trademark sense of humor and endless optimism during the lows.   

Jim was born July 3rd, 1952 in Duluth, Minnesota.  He moved to Toledo with his mother Catherine in the early 60s after his father Edward's passing.  Jim graduated from Start High School, where he met and married his sweetheart, Janet, and later attended the University of Toledo. 

He maintained a lifelong affinity for his home state of minnesota, in particular his devotion to the Minnesota Twins.

Surviving are his wife, Janet, son Evan (Courtney) Bartsch, daughter Anne and one grandchild.