James E. Schiffel

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James E. Schiffel, age 71, of Willard, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, November 10, 2022.  He was born on March 12, 1951 in Willard to the late Franklin Edward and Virginia Evadene (Reese) Schiffel.  James was retired from CSX and enjoyed woodworking and fishing.  He was a thoughtful man with a kind heart and best known for his quick-witted humor.  He would help and check in with his neighbors on a regular basis.  One of James’ favorite pastimes was drinking coffee with his friends at local establishments.

He is survived by his children, Nathan (Melissa) Schiffel of Delaware County, Ohio and Renee (Matt) Profit of Lewis Center, Ohio; 6 grandchildren; and two sisters, Ruth (William) Armatrout of Willard, Ohio and Marsha Schiffel of Median, Ohio.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Mardelle M. Schiffel in 2021.

There will be a private graveside service at a later date at Greenwood Cemetery in Willard, Ohio. Online condolences may be made to his family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com.


Mick O’Brien - Dec 1, 2022
Ruth and Marsha, Very sorry to hear about Jim. I will always have a lot of great memories of your wonderful family as wonderful neighbors. Mick O’Brien and family.
Tom Boylan - Nov 19, 2022
Sorry to hear the loss of Jim as he was a friend and helper as we worked together alot of years on the railroad at Willard and will be greatly missed
DAVID DOWNTON - Nov 16, 2022
Jim was whit, wisdom, and treated what others may have just seen as a job, as a craft. His expertise, and particularly his ability to function as an instructor, made him a craftsman. When he briefly went to a Road Foreman's position, unlike some others, he never forgot what the "seat on the right side" was all about. As long as I am still around, I will always remember "Maytag" with a warm thought and a smile!
John Greenwood - Nov 15, 2022
Sorry to hear of Jim’s passing we were close friends as kids he will be missed
Norma Hicks - Nov 15, 2022
Marsh and family I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers to all in this time of loss.
Penny Mastron Howell - Nov 15, 2022
Ruth and family . So sorry to hear about Jim. I know how hard it is losing a sibling. Jim always made me laugh. It seems like yesterday but our class is getting smaller. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Tom Dupee - Nov 14, 2022
I'm sorry that we've all lost Jim. I will never forget him.
Bill and Becky Kidd - Nov 14, 2022
So sorry to hear the passing of My Best Friend for many many years. Jim had a heart of gold and would help anyone at any time. Will miss him Deeply. Prayers to his family.
David Dalton - Nov 14, 2022
Ruth and Marsha sorry to read of the passing of Jim, he was a good friend and a good person TO WORK WITH. RIP JIM
Linda and Mike Veletean - Nov 14, 2022
Ruth, Marsha and families so sorry for your loss. Jim was a man who would always take time to speak to you, and was a very thoughtful man.
Bob Durr - Nov 14, 2022
We’ll miss you Maytag.
Steve Schloemer - Nov 14, 2022
Rest In Peace Jim. Thoughts and prayers to family.
Ammy Griffin (Spees) - Nov 13, 2022
I’m so sorry for your loss
Stewart Zerkle - Nov 13, 2022
We always had a good time working to Chicago. Many called him Jim, Connie or Maytag (he liked to agitate.) I called him Full of Schiffel. He will be missed.
Jim, Sandy, Luke and Ben Blum - Nov 13, 2022
Sorry for your loss. Prayers. Jim was a good locomotive engineer and would always offer a ride to go someplace to eat in Chicago.
Larry and Robbie - Nov 13, 2022
So sorry to hear of the passing of Jim. He had a kind heart and always a funny come back line. We always had a good time with him. May he rest in peace. And may the Lord comfort you all.
Larry R - Nov 13, 2022
So sorry to hear of Jims passing. I have some very good memories growing up around him. He always had something funny to say and made everyone laugh. He taught me about woodworking which I still do to this day. I remember him letting me drive a train in the yard once when I was probably about 8 years old. I'm sure he will be missed. Again, my condolences to everyone.
Jim & Jackie Ratliff - Nov 13, 2022
Ruth & Marsha, we are so very sorry for your loss of Jim. We were neighbors for many years and I have a lot of wonderful memories. Keeping you both in our prayers.
Rosie - Nov 13, 2022
Nathan, Renee, Ruth & Marsha, I am so sorry to hear about Jim’s passing & I know you all will miss him. I still cared about him & hoped he was doing well. He did have a good heart and will be greatly missed. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Rosie
Pete & Scott Larson - Nov 13, 2022
Jim always treated me and my brother very well when we were new to the area. He taught us how to tame those trains with air. A great Friend . R.i.p Jim.
Tito Workman - Nov 13, 2022
Sorry to hear of Jim's passing. I made a few runs as a engineer trainee with Jim. He was one of the good ones. He was very skilled in his craft. I learned a lot from him. If he saw you, he would always say hello. RIP Jim.
robie pena - Nov 13, 2022
So sorry to hear of Jim passing. May he rest in peace.
Virginia Higgins - Nov 13, 2022
I was so sad to hear of Jim's passing. You were so good to the women you worked with & we appreciated you more than you ever knew. Rest in peace Jim
Marcia - Nov 13, 2022
Always had a lot of fun working with Jim on our trips to Chicago. He was a real character. I will never forget Connie…
Tennie Parsons - Nov 13, 2022
Memories so many memories he was so kind and supportive to all the new hires when we came to work on the Chicago Pool. Thank you Jim----May you rest in Peace.you were a good one.
Patricia Hamons - Nov 13, 2022
Ruth, Marsha & families so sorry about Jim you are in my thoughts.
Patricia Hamons - Nov 13, 2022
Ruth, Marsha & families so sorry about Jim you are in my thoughts.
Sue Ditz - Nov 12, 2022
Ruth, Marsha and families, Joe and I were sorry to hear of Jim's passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
BARB JONES - Nov 12, 2022
Marsha, and Ruth, sending hugs and lots of SYMPATHY. So sorry for your loss. bj and family
Francine (Doan) Smith - Nov 12, 2022
Thoughts and prayers to you Marsha and family. May you find comfort in all the memories made and peace in God’s comforting love🙏