James Duane (Jim) Blinn

James (Jim) Duane Blinn

LOUISVILLE, KY: James (Jim) Duane Blinn, 76, of Louisville, KY died suddenly Friday, August 9, 2013 at Norton Suburban Hospital.

He was born to Alvin and Emma Ruth Keller Blinn on July 15, 1937 in Lykens, OH. He graduated from Lykens High School and attended The Ohio State University and received his degree from Bowling Green State University. After graduation, he embarked on a career in sales and customer service that took him from Ohio to Chicago, California, and Florida before settling down and raising his family in Louisville. He was passionate about photography, baseball and, most notably, his two beloved sons and their varied interests.

A longtime resident of Fort Mitchell and Louisville, he enjoyed his retirement in Norton Commons where he was excited about being part of a vibrant and warm community.

He is survived by his two sons, Bryan Blinn of Louisville, KY and Eric and Lisa Sanger Blinn of Houston, TX; as well as his former wife and close friend, Karen Weber Blinn of Louisville; and his older brother, Robert (Bob) and June Blinn of Green Bay, WI; as well as his nephews, Jeff Blinn of Minneapolis, MN, Jim and Lisa Sisley Blinn of St. Louis, MO, and his niece, Joan Blinn of Chicago, IL.

Visitation hours for Jim Blinn will be held on Thursday, August 15, 2013 from 3:00-7:00PM with service to follow at 7:00PM at the East Louisville Chapel of Newcomer Funeral Home, 235 Juneau Drive, Louisville, KY. Burial will follow in the family plot in the Broken Sword Cemetery, Broken Sword, OH on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at 3:00PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Cincinnati Parks Foundation, 950 Eden Park, Cincinnati, OH, 45202. Please note Jim Blinn Memorial Fund/Krohn Conservatory in the subject line.

Published in the Telegraph-Forum from Aug. 14 to Aug. 16, 2013