ROSSBURG - James L. Hiestand, 71 , of Rossburg, passed away the evening of Jan. 15, 2013, at his residence.
He was born March 26, 1941, in Rossburg, Ohio, son of the late Don B. and Mary E. (Lorton) Hiestand. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother-in law, Frank Link and two nieces.
Jim was retired from Northwest Airlines where he had been an aircraft mechanic. He was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church, Burkettsville, Ohio, and North Star American Legion. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.
He is survived by his children, Chad C. (fiancee Tanya) Hiestand of Rossburg, Nichole Heiser of Eaton, Elisha Borders of Eaton; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Bob (Judy) Hiestand of Ansonia, Ronald (Joyce) Hiestand of North Star, and Steve (Marge) Hiestand of Rossburg; sisters, Betty Link of Cave Creek, Ariz., Diana (Frank) Huber of North Star, Julia (Darrel) Meyer of New Weston, and Jeanie (Jeff) Mathew of Lima; an uncle, numerous nieces and nephews.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the St. Bernard Catholic Church on Burkettsville, Ohio. Burial with full military honors will follow in the St. Bernard Church Cemetery in Burkettsville.
The family will receive friends at Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home, Greenville, Friday from 4 to 9 p.m. with prayer services at 3:45 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. till 10 a.m. Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com