Henry James Fedderke “Jim,” 89, of Ridgeville Corners, Ohio, passed away on Jan. 21, 2023, at UTMC after a brief battle with a respiratory illness.

He was born in Defiance County, Ohio, on July 27, 1933, to Henry and Amelia (Kruse) Fedderke. He was baptized on Aug. 19, 1933, and confirmed on March 30, 1947, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. On May 10, 1958, Jim married Mary Ellen Helmke at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Ridgeville Corners.

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