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James Boettler Obituary

James H Boettler
Boettler, James H

August 18, 1928 - July 17, 2014
Born in Canton, Ohio
Resided in North Canton, OH


James H. Boettler, we celebrate James' life who passed peacefully on July 17, 2014. He was born on August 18, 1928 in Canton, Ohio to the late Christian Glenn and Harriet Boettler and remained a lifelong member of the North Canton community. Jim graduated from North Canton High School in 1946 and Kent State University where he earned a degree in Chemical Engineering. He served in the US Navy both active duty and in the reserves for 21 years becoming a Lieutenant Commander. He then spent his career at Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. earning the title of Senior Tire Engineer and developed 2 patents while he was there. Jim was a member of the North Canton Jaycee's helping develop Price Park and the North Canton Lions Club, having been the Past President of both organizations. He was also a member of the Akron Rubber Group and the Plain Grange. Preceded in death by his parents and his brother Eugene "Jeep" Boettler. He is survived by his loving wife Betty of 52 years; daughter Beth (Sam) Shaheen; older brother Charles (Darlene) Boettler; sister in law Marilyn; grandchildren Christian and Emma; nieces and nephews Connie (Helmar), Michael (Claire), David, Sue, Jennifer and Holly (Burke) and many great nieces and great nephews. The family will be having a private ceremony per Jim's wishes. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Lions Club of North Canton 718 Wendy Circle NE North Canton, Ohio 44720 or Zion Lutheran Church 349 Lindy Lane North Canton, Ohio 44720. Those wishing to send condolences or leave a special message may do so at the Reed online guestbook at





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