James K. Sanner
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“I remember you , Elaine, from LHS and wanted to send you my deep condolences at this difficult time. Your high school friends are grateful to...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Eileen Berger Sheiniuk - CA

“Sanner family: hay sorry about your loss know how you all are feeling at this time. all the good memorys will help you through this tough time. just...Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: Edwin Saegert and minnie my mother - OH

“Elaine & Family Harry and I are very sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Harry and Jim had a lot of fun chasing the fish. Please know we will miss Jim...Read More »
3 of 18 | Posted by: Alva Straw - Hummelstown, PA

“ELAINE AND FAMILY HAVE MY DEEPEST SYMPATY ON JIMS PASSING. IF I CA N HELP IN ANY WAY PLEASE CALL. LES & JAN HOCKENBERRY ”
4 of 18 | Posted by: JAN HOCKENBERRY - LAKE WALES, FL

“JIM WAS OUR DEEREST FRIEND. IF YOU WERE A FRIEND OF JIM'S THERE WAS NOTHING HE WOULDN'T DO FOR YOU. HE WAS OUR FIRST FRIEND WHEN WE MOVED TO FLORIDA....Read More »
5 of 18 | Posted by: LES & JANET HOCENBERRY - FL

“Thinking of you all at this time. ”
6 of 18 | Posted by: Keith, Heidi and Addison Adkins

“I worked with Jimmy at ford for years. My wife met Jim at Mercy Cancer Clinic she to has lung cancer! We are sorry to hear of his passing!!! We hope...Read More »
7 of 18 | Posted by: Mark& Kathie(Buckley) Robison - OH

“Elaine, You have our deepest sympathy at Jim's passing. It is our hope that the love of family and friends give you all the comfort you...Read More »
8 of 18 | Posted by: Chester Luman - Lorain, OH

“I was so sorry to learn of Jim's passing. I really enjoyed working with Jim. As a new apprentice, I appreciated the extra effort he took to teach me...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: Tony Cavaceci - ELYRIA, OH

“Elaine I was so shocked to read that Jim had passed away. He was a special co-worker in way's that made him so likeable. You have my deepest...Read More »
10 of 18 | Posted by: Thomas J Findish - Lorain, OH

“Elaine, I was sorry to read of Jimmy's death.(thanks to John Rich)..I remember all the fun times we had back in school...AND I'll always remember...Read More »
11 of 18 | Posted by: Norma Irwin davis - Berea, OH

“Elaine, I was shocked to read of Jim's passing. I will remember all of the good times we shared while at work. I will miss his quick wit, and...Read More »
12 of 18 | Posted by: Mervyn " Pinky" Gray - Navarre, FL

“We are so sorry for the families loss. Our families will keep you in thought and prayers. Love the Hinshaws, Dominguezs and Bartlebaughs ”
13 of 18 | Posted by: Colleen Dominguez - Lorain , OH

“Elaine and fami11y, I have felt blessed to have known Jim I can't imagine losing a blessing like him . LIsa and Tony Howell. ”
14 of 18 | Posted by: Lisa and Tony Howell - KY

“Dear Elaine and family, What a loss--you are all in our hearts and prayers. We all will continue to miss him. Love, Larry & Sandi Cleveland ”
15 of 18 | Posted by: Larry & Sandi Cleveland - FL

“In my thoughts and prayers. ”
16 of 18 | Posted by: Terri Bohl - OH

“JIM WAS AN OUTSTANDING MILLWRIGHT AND A PLEASURE TO WORK WITH. HIS DRY WIT WAS CONTAGEOUS. HE WILL BE MISSED. DEEPEST SYMPATHIES. ”
17 of 18 | Posted by: JERRY BROVE - AMHERST, OH

“We were sorry to hear that Jim had passed away. He will be missed here at Walden Shores. I will always remember him riding his motorcycle by the...Read More »
18 of 18 | Posted by: Linda and Bob Cerat - Lake Wales, FL


James K. Sanner, age 69, of Lorain, passed away on Monday, December 19, 2011, at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph, following a short illness.

Born April 16, 1942, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he moved to Lorain with his family at the age of 12. He graduated from Lorain High School in 1960.

He worked as a millwright at Lorain Ford Assembly Plant. He was a member of UAW Local 425. He retired in 1997 after 35 years of service. Working 7 days a week for many of those years never stilled his creativity or entrepreneurial spirit. He was a highly skilled custom knife builder and amassed a vast collection of knives. This led him to open his first business, A-1 Blades, offering sales and service from a retail location in Lorain for several years. He was also part owner of a second retail venture, Copper Kettle Bait & Tackle in Lorain.

James had a great love and respect of the outdoors. He was an accomplished fisherman. An avid boater, he and his wife Elaine were long time members of the Beaver Creek Boat Club in Lorain. He served the club in many different offices culminating in the office of Commodore. From a converted 1960s panel van to a tent to a self contained motor home and every level of recreational vehicle in between, he enjoyed traveling the country and camping along the way. Owning, customizing and of course riding motorcycles, was also one of his passions. His current prized possession was an American made Victory Vegas. He was a member of a Victory motorcycle owners club.

He and his wife were "snow birds", and spent the last 11 winters in Lake Wales, Florida. They enjoyed annual trips to Las Vegas.

James is survived by his wife of 49 years, Elaine (nee Addis); his daughter, Christine (Rick) Adkins, of Lorain; sons, James K. Sanner II, of Lorain and John Sanner, of Louisville, KY; 8 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents Clyde T. Sanner Sr. and Ellen Sanner (nee Lyons), his brother, Clyde T. Sanner, Jr., and a sister in infancy.
Per his request, James was cremated and no services were held.

The Dovin and Reber Jones Funeral & Cremation Center, 1110 Cooper Foster Park Rd., Amherst, handled the arrangements. Family and friends may leave online condolences at www.dovinreberjones.com

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