James Howard Lane, Sr., 83 of Van Wert passed away and entered though the gates of Heaven on Saturday morning February 12, 2022 at the Van Wert Manor of Van Wert.
He was born on April 10, 1938 in Van Wert, Ohio to the late Benjamin F. Lane and Juanita (Parrish) Lane. On June 21, 1958 he married the love of his life Betty (Hammons) Lane who survives of Van Wert.
He is survived by two sons Jim Lane, Jr. of Van Wert and Steven R. Lane of Van Wert; one daughter, Debra (John) Magowan of Hayward, WI; six grandchildren, Mimi (Chase) Tuttle of Killeen, TX, Trevor (fiancee Haley Green) Lane of Defiance, OH, Megan Lane of Van Wert, Josh Lane, Van Wert, Brooks (Loren) Walters of Fallbrook, CA, Lauren (Sam) Glavin of Madison, WI and a step-grandaughter Rachel Magowan of Mondovi, WI and three great grandchildren with one on the way; one brother, Gary Lane of Michigan.
James retired from the Dana Corporation after 30 and a half years of service and was a 1956 graduate of Van Wert High School. He was a past member of the Ohio City IOOF Club and served in the U. S. Army National Guard. James loved to go camping with his kids, grandkids and great grandkids. He enjoyed traveling, loved to bowl and play golf. He coached midget league, little league and pony league at the Van Wert YMCA for over 20 years, along with coaching basketball for 12 years.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, William Lane; one sister, Shirley M. Forwerck; his father/mother-in-law, Edwin & Lucille Hammons; brother/sister-in-laws, Ralph & Laura Hammons and Bill & Phyllis Culver.
No services are planned at this time. Interment will take place at Ridge Cemetery at a later date.
Preferred memorials are to the American Legion Post #178 of Van Wert.
Arrangements where handled by Cowan & Son Funeral Home & Cremation Services.
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