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James R. Erter

February 7, 1947 June 23, 2018
James R. Erter
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JAMES R. ERTER, 71, of Urbana, passed away Saturday morning, June 23, 2018, following a brief illness. He was born in Springfield on February 7, 1947, the son of the late Richard Stanley and Naomi Ruth (Ater) Erter.

He was a graduate of Northeastern High School where he excelled at track and field and held several track records. Jim proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Following his return from the Army, he worked for Ohio Edison, Springfield Township and then started his own construction company, building homes around Bellefontaine. Jim then worked for Springfield Packaging, retiring after 20 years of service as their head of maintenance and recently retired from Rose City Manufacturing following 20 years of service. He enjoyed boating, water skiing, snow skiing, billiard tournaments, restoring cars, and riding his motorcycles.

He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Betty K. (Conner) Erter; two children, Tammy Erter of Bellefontaine and Eric (Nancy) Erter of Springfield; a sister, Phyllis Bageant of Springfield; step-daughter, Tina M. (Eddie) Grooms of Marlow, Oklahoma; two granddaughters, Tiffany Adams and Shelby Grooms; and a great grandson, Hunter.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Johnny Erter.

A time to gather and celebrate Jim’s life will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday in the LITTLETON & RUE FUNERAL HOME (casual attire would be appreciated).

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Celebration Of Life




5:00 PM 6/28/2018 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 6/28/2018 7:00:00 PM
Littleton & Rue Funeral Home and Crematory

830 N. Limestone St.
Springfield, OH 45503

Littleton & Rue Funeral Home and Crematory
830 N. Limestone St. Springfield 45503 OH
United States

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