MARQUETTE, Mich. - James Raymond Ogle, age 83, of Marquette, died Wednesday evening, July 25, 2012, at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans.
James was born in Marquette on December 9, 1928, a son of Edward and Frances Cassel (Brown) Ogle, was raised in Marquette, and attended the John D. Pierce School. A veteran of World War II, he served in the US Navy aboard the destroyer USS Taussig, from 1945 until 1947, and received the World War II Victory Medal and Philippine Independence Medal. Following his honorable discharge, he attended school in Milwaukee for a time before returning to Marquette and entering an apprentice electrician program. On August 16, 1952, Jim married the former Pamela Stafford in St. Peter Cathedral and together the couple established a home and, throughout the years, raised their six children in Marquette. For 37 years, Jim was employed as a journeyman electrician with local 1070 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, retiring in 1990. In retirement, he enjoyed traveling with Pam and loved fishing on Lake Superior. A skilled log roller, having learned from his father who was a lumberjack, Jim held a couple of world titles and many tournament championships. In the early 1950s, he played hockey for the Marquette Sentinels. Jim was a devoted Packer fan and a member of Richard Jopling Post #44 of the American Legion.
Survivors include daughters, Barbara K. (Dr. Scott Wemmer, DDS) Ogle of Belmont, Karen L. (Hugh Marcy) Ogle of Juarez, Mexico, and Mary C. (Richard Manguse) Ogle of Grand Rapids; sons, Larry Ogle of Lowell and Patrick Ogle of Escanaba; his grandchildren, Joseph Wemmer, James, Samuel, and Molly Manguse; a sister, Marjorie Beauchamp of Holland, MI; a brother, Stanley (Audrey) Ogle of Marquette; a sister-in-law, Mabel "Skip" Ogle of Harvey; a brother-in-law, Don Trolley of Detroit; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his wife, Pamela in 1996; sisters, Charlotte Trolley and Jean Ogle; brother and sister-in-law, William and Angela Ogle; brothers, Robert and Richard Ogle; a sister-in-law, Theresa Ogle; and brother-in-law, Ronald Beauchamp.
A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date and will be announced.
The Fassbender Funeral Home is serving the family, where condolences may be expressed online at www.fassbenderfuneralhome.com