Jimmy liked swimming and had a great love of dogs. He was an artist who enjoyed drawing and painting. He also spent a large portion of his time chatting on the computer through social media. He graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Ashland University and attended Elyria High School.
He is survived by his mother, Christina (nee Petroff); brother, Danny C.; sister, Vicki Tegan (Frank); nephew, Dakota C.; half siblings, Ernie Deichler and Dawn Marie; and many other family members.
Jim was preceded in death by his grandparents, Daniel and Mildred Petroff, and Charles and Margaret Deichler; his father, James J.; as well as an infant sister, Dorothy Linda.
The family will receive friends Sunday, June 8, 2014, from 2 until 4 and 6 until 8 P.M., at the Wyers-Bollinger Funeral Chapel, 2900 N. Ridge Rd., Sheffield Township and at the St. John Lutheran Church, 1140 W. River Rd. N., Elyria, from 10 until 11 A.M., Monday, June 9, 2014. The funeral service will follow at 11 A.M., in the church, with Pastor Jim Herbolsheimer officiating. Interment will be at Elmwood Cemetery.