James Joseph Yosick II, age 73, of New Washington, Ohio, passed away peacefully after an 11 year battle with cancer, on Thursday, January 2, 2020, at his home. He was surrounded by his loving family. James was born on October 19, 1946, in Shelby, Ohio, to the late James Joseph and Helen M. (Studer) Yosick I.
James was a very devout Christian and freely shared his faith with everyone he had encountered. He proudly served in the United States Army National Guard and had later worked at Timken in Bucyrus, where he retired, after working for 36 years, as a machine repairman. James would also help his brother, Mark, with his auctions. He was a member of the American Legion in New Washington. In his younger years, he enjoyed racing his GTO at the Norwalk Raceway. James loved fishing and traveling, but spending time with his family was the most important part of his life. He will truly be missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara (Snipes) Yosick, whom he married on September 24, 1965; four children, Jeffrey (Valerie) Yosick of Blacklick, Ohio, Angela (Jeff) Strohm of New Washington, Ohio, Colonel Todd (Amy) Yosick of Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, Jennifer (Craig) Niese of New Washington, Ohio; eight grandchildren, Brooke (Shawn) Young, Courtney (Steven) Nolen, Victoria Strohm, Bryanna Yosick, Brock Yosick, Brenner Yosick, Alivia Niese, Logan Niese; two great grandchildren, Isla Nolen and Parker Young; a brother, Mark (Chriss) Yosick of New Washington, Ohio; five sisters, Helen Jaynes of New Washington, Ohio, Renee (Robert) Strohm of New Washington, Jeannette (John) Ousley of Ft. Myers, Florida, Mary Yosick of Longmont, Colorado, Rochelle (Bruce) Stoeklen of Lakewood, Colorado; a brother-in-law, Tom Niederkohr of Upper Sandusky, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a sister, Carol Niederkohr; and a brother-in-law, Michael Jaynes.
Friends may call at Secor Funeral Home in New Washington, on Monday, January 6, 2020, from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm. His funeral service will be at the Attica United Methodist Church, 98 Mill Street, Attica, Ohio, on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, at 11:00 am with Pastor Brian Odey officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warriors or a charity of choice. Online condolences may be made to his family by visiting www.secorfuneralhomes.com
Mike and Barb Kent - Jan 11, 2020
Barb and family..
We are so very sorry for your loss. Keeping you in our prayers at this sad time.. ??
Heather (stoeklen) Brossart - Jan 8, 2020
I am thankful that I have the opportunity to leave a message here. I wish it hadn’t been so long since I had seen uncle Jimmy, but I am so grateful that I got to know him even for a little while. Uncle Jimmy will always be present in my memories with a kind, quick, bright smile and a warm sturdy hug. I am holding our family and Jim’s friends in my heart as they learn to navigate without his comforting presence. I am so very sorry for the loss of your husband, father, grandfather, brother, cousin, uncle and friend.
Jimmy, you fought a hard fight, and we are proud of you. I hope your homecoming was so very sweet and that you are now able to do all that you’ve been missing. You are so loved here, and until we meet again, thank you for being you.
Tom Studer - Jan 7, 2020
Very sorry to hear about Jim. Prayers and blessings for Jim and his family.
Mike and patsy weithman - Jan 6, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Jim will be missed by many. R.IP.
Greg & Mary Lou Warndorf - Jan 5, 2020
So sorry to hear about Jimmy. Treasure all your wonderful memories! You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Mary Lou and Greg Warndorf
Dick Bishop - Jan 5, 2020
Barb and family, sorry to hear of your loss. Jim, Steve Bishop,and I had a lot of fun together in our younger days. Backyard football, baseball, basketball, fishing, etc. I am sure that you will miss him very much.
Homer Knightstep and Julie (Suver) Knightstep - Jan 5, 2020
We are so sorry for your loss, our prayers are with you.
Paul and Shirley Zimmerman - Jan 4, 2020
Barb, Jeff, Todd and Jenny, our sympathy to you. We have known Jim for many years
he was a caring man. He has been battling all these years with cancer and so many times he would keep coming back, but this time, the Lord said it was time to come home. We will always remember his smile. He will be missed.
Dorothea Heiden - Jan 4, 2020
I'm so sorry for yiur loss. Jim was such a wonderful person. We will miss him !
Paul and Debbie Zernis - Jan 4, 2020
Praying for the entire family during these difficult days. I know Jim was a great man an I can see the legacy he has left in his son, Jeff and Jeff’s amazing family. So thrilled to know Jim will be in heaven pain free awaiting the arrival of the rest of his family and friends. May God Bless all of you!
Mike and Andrea Long - Jan 4, 2020
So sad to hear this. Always enjoyed running into Jim at high school events. Such a nice caring man always nice to talk with that will be missed by many. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.
Gregg and Kim - Jan 4, 2020
Barb, Todd, Amy & Family—Know that our prayers are with all of you. Your family brought Todd into our lives and we love him like a son; and we have grown close to all of you. Jim was a very special person and a great man who will be missed greatly. We are sure he is in good hands.
Ted and Jeanie Fike - Jan 4, 2020
We are so very sorry. Jim was such a nice, friendly man. Prayers for the whole family. May happy memories bring you comfort.
Pat (Phillips) Mantey - Jan 4, 2020
So very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for all of you in this difficult time!
Harold Lewis - Jan 4, 2020
I'm sorry to hear of your loss my friends. May God bring you peace at this time.
Larry Hutcherson - Jan 4, 2020
My Condolences and Prayers for the family
Janice Richards - Jan 4, 2020
My heart breaks for you, Jim was a strong man who loved his family so much and he will be missed by all who knew him.
James and Roxann Young - Jan 4, 2020
We are so sorry for your loss.
sara Blanton - Jan 4, 2020
so sorry for your loss will keep you prayes
Michele Lee (Laek) - Jan 4, 2020
So sorry to hear about your families loss. Jim was such a good Christian example. I will be praying for your family during this difficult time. I’m sure he’s in heaven rejoicing and no longer in pain.
Jeff & Melissa Kehres - Jan 4, 2020
Dear Barb & Family:
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time. Jim will certainly be missed. He was definitely an inspiration to all who knew him. It is encouraging to know he is now in the presence of our Lord and Savior, Jesus. Comfort to all. God Bless.
Sheila Heiberger - Jan 4, 2020
My deepest sympathies to the Yosick Family.
May they find comfort through eachother during this diificult time.
Love & Hugs
Judy Patterson - Jan 4, 2020
I’m so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Prayers for the family.
Steve and Jennifer Grove - Jan 3, 2020
May God Richly Bless you and provide all comfort needed at this time of your loss. Prayers, hugs, and much love??‼️‼️
Karen Alt & Bill Baldosser - Jan 3, 2020
Barb and family, We are so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. He was such a great guy. With everything he was going through he always had a smile on his face. Jim was such an inspiration to everyone who knew him. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Mike Scheerer - Jan 3, 2020
RIP Cousin. Our younger days are still a great memory to me and David. The time we were able to spend together definitely helped in my later years. God Bless you and your lovely Family.
Erv and Barb Powell - Jan 3, 2020
Whenever our paths crossed, Jim always had a big smile on his face and shared words of encouragement. He will be missed.
Jay Zeiter - Jan 3, 2020
My sympathy to the entire Yosick family. Jim was always someone who would talk to me about most anything. I know he was extremely proud of his family and rightfully so. Rest in peace Jim.
Scott Hiler - Jan 3, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Jim today. May he have eternal rest and may you all have the peace of mind that Jim is no longer suffering.
Larry Bertsch - Jan 3, 2020
we will greatly miss Jim, yet there is joy in knowing he has run the race in Christ Jesus our Lord. May God bless you and give you peace.
Renee Daniel Zornes - Jan 3, 2020
My deepest condolences to all of you. Jim was a wonderful and kind man and it was obvious to everyone how much he loved his family. Prayers for comfort and strength to guide you through this time.
Dave and Jodie Jones - Jan 3, 2020
We are so sorry for your loss
Mark Ebbeskotte - Jan 3, 2020
My deepest sympathy to the entire family. One would never know the battle Jim fought if you encountered him on the street. His ever present smile hid the battle he waged. May we all be as strong in our faith as Jim and KNOW that he is resting in the loving arms of our Lord. I will be keeping you all in prayer
Mick and Cindy McCarthy & family - Jan 3, 2020
Deepest sympathies to you and your family. What a great warrior for his family to fight for so long. May Choirs of Angels sing him to his rest and God keep him and grant him peace until we all meet again.
Tammi Heefner - Jan 3, 2020
I am so sorry to hear this! He was such an awesome man! I will always remember how great he was with Jacob and Matthew and he will always be PaPa Jim. Hugs and love to you all!
Joseph Janisch - Jan 3, 2020
Julie and I are very sorry for your loss. It is always devastating when someone dies, but we know your strong faith will comfort you as you grieve. Our prayers are for your peace.
Chris Martin - Jan 3, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Will miss his smile. Truly a great man. Prayers for the family
Cindi Huber - Jan 3, 2020
Barb & Angie, my thoughts n prayers are with you all during this difficult time in your lives. Jim is very special I'm very honored to have his book . If you guys need anything let me know please. Love ya all. God bless I know he is in better place n I know he will watch over the family.