James (Jim) Shufeldt was called to his heavenly home to begin his new life with Jesus, Thursday Aug 5, 2021. His precious daughters were by his side. Jim was born June 6, 1937 in Springfield, Ohio to the late Henry and Mary Ellen Shufeldt. He was preceded in death by twin sons, Christopher and Peter Shufeldt. Several wonderful friends who he resided with at Carlin House and a special friend, Kay Fortner.
Jim was blessed with five children, Matt (Molly) Shufeldt, Debbie (Duane) Starkey, Laura Shufeldt, Pat (Holly) Shufeldt and Jami Shufeldt. Grandchildren Miles Shufeldt, Madelyn Shufeldt, Brandon (Jasmine) Wharton, Cory (Hollie) Wharton, Austin Starkey, Khloe Pekar, Jayme (Jason) Jones, Joshua Nigro, Micheal Nigro, Nicole Blackburn, James Blackburn, Patrick Shufeldt Jr., Joseline (Jacob) Wyat, Tyler Basil, Zane, Zephyr and Saphira Shufeldt: as well as twenty-four great grandchildren. Jim has one living sibling, Philip (Carolyn) Shufeldt. Nephews, Christopher, Philip Jr. and Jeffery Shufeldt and niece, Wendy Lawson.
Jim graduated from Catholic Central High School in Springfield, Ohio the class of 1954. He enlisted and served as a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps. He was stationed at the American Embassy in New Zealand. He enjoyed learning and attended several universities over his lifespan and earned several degrees. He attended The Ohio University in Athens, BA in Business Administration, The Indiana University School of Business, MA in Business Administration, The Ohio University Russ College of Engineering and Technology, MA in Engineering. Hocking Technical College, Ohio Police Training State Certified. He took a few courses in Japanese, and Ohio Christian University in the Substance Abuse and Counseling Program.
Jim found his way to Logan, Ohio in 1979 when he was hired as the plant manager at Carborundum. Many of the employees mentioned how much they liked working with him and that he was a very good man to have as a boss. Jim enjoyed being involved in the community. He served on the Logan Hocking School Board and taught classes at Ohio University. He loved reading newspapers, literature and poetry, he played the drums and the piano. He enjoyed the outdoors, golfing, running, football, baseball and drinking beer. He is fondly remembered as a man who enjoyed shooting his “Cowboy” guns and listening to country music, while puffing on a cigar, like his good ole boy, Mr. John Wayne and passing down the phrases ``smile because you don't know if someone had a bad day”, '' treat others the way you want to be treated”, and “respect your elders”. He made regular donations to St.Judes Children's Hospital to support children with childhood cancer.
Jim moved to Carlin House in 2013 and is lovingly remembered by the staff as “Carlin House’ longest resident”. They laugh as they remember an unplanned golf trip Jim and a friend took. I know they had the time of their lives! The staff could always count on him to lend a helping hand and a smile. He helped lead exercise classes and always volunteered to help. Often he would help his friends in wheelchairs navigate through the building and during outings. Jim loved to spend time with his family and on many occasions his daughter would gather many of his great grandchildren to visit. They took many outings together including attending most of Logan High School's music and theatre programs, eating ice cream, and attending all the great-grandchildrens' events.
Jim sought the Lord in a personal way the last several years of life here on earth. He would say, the greatest and most important of all his accomplishments or experiences was his relationship with Heavenly Father. That is where he found peace. “I sought the Lord and He answered me. He delivered me from all my fears”. Psalm 34:4 Jim's favorite scripture was Romans 8:37 - 39 “Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither life nor death, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to seperate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord..
Pastor Dan Crawford will officiate a celebration of Jim's new life. It will be held graveside at Knollwood Cemetery, September 11, 2021 at twelve o’clock in the afternoon.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the residents of Carlin House.
c/o Samantha Schrader
12 Carlin Dr, Logan, OH 43138
For The Ones I Love
There is a place beyond this earthly realm
Where love and joy abide
Where pain and heartache do not exist
And Jesus stands by my side
A place where there are many mansions
And one built just for me!
A place where streets are lined with gold
And my spirit has been set free!
I'm here with our Jesus, our Savior, who redeems
I'm here with the Angels, together we all sing
I’m here with our loved ones (baby this ain't no dream!)
We are raising a HALLELUJAH, in the presence of our King!
Do not cry for me my child
The past do not replay
Do not look back and think “What if?”
God knew it would happen this way
The road I traveled was long and hard
The narrow path I denied
Until at last, I took Him by His hand
and He became my Guide
I’m sorry I couldn't say goodbye
The sickness to much to bear
But God revealed His love and mercy
When He brought me home from there
If I could have just one more moment
To hold you in my arms
I would pull you close and ask your forgiveness
For all the pain and harm
And If I could do it all again
I would never let you go
I would tell you “I love you” again and again
And always let it show
Don’t look back, look forward
Keep your eyes on things above
One day we'll be together again
In this place filled with God's perfect love
It’s there you will find me
I’ll be waiting just for you
Standing with our Jesus
Where old things are finally made new.......
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