James R. “Jim” Oglesby

November 20, 1932 - December 30, 2018

James R. “Jim” Oglesby of Harrietta passed away Sunday morning, December 30, 2018 at his home. He was 86.

Jim was born November 20, 1932 in Ferndale, Michigan to James M. and Mary E. (Bowland) Oglesby and they preceded him in death. ON August 3, 1952 in Ferndale, Michigan he married the former Lois Marie Haksluoto and she also preceded him in death on July 6, 2010.

He served honorably in the United States Army. Jim retired from Commonwealth Industries in Detroit as a truck driver after 47 years of employment there. He began doing maintenance type work and worked his way to truck driver until retiring first in seniority. He was a hard worker, even while not at work Jim was farming his gentleman’s farm in Harrietta for many years. He loved the hard work that came with farming, the tractors and cutting wood. Jim was also involved in the Blueberry Festival Parade in Harrietta for many years.

He was a member of the Church of Christ in Cadillac and spent time helping in various capacities at church.

He is survived by their children: Bill (Vickie) Oglesby of Cadillac, Dean Oglesby (Darcie Wright) of Hoxeyville, Sheila (David) Pratt of Harrietta, Juanita (Charles) Strait of Traverse City, Roxann (Gordon) Houghton of Lake Ann and Henry Oglesby of Harrietta,; ten grandchildren; ten great- grandchildren and sisters, Millie (Robert) Fry of Royal Oak, Michigan and Judy Leary of Massena, New York.

In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by siblings: Mary, Frieda, Veda, Clifford and Eugene.


Memorial services will be held at a later date at the Church of Christ in Cadillac with Pastor Gary Leftwich officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service at the church. His final resting place will be Boon Eastside Cemetery in Wexford County.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Church of Christ or the family. An online guestbook is available at www.petersonfh.com.


Guest Book

Margie Dusa Czuprinski - Jan 1st, 2019 10:27 am

"Bill, Dean, Sheila, Juanita, Roxanne, Henery: My thoughts and prayers are with you through this difficult time. May you find strength, knowing your dad will be part of you forever. R.I.P Jim. I am happy I was able to see everyone Christmas Eve. "

Margie Dusa Czuprinski - Jan 1st, 2019 3:19 pm

"Bill, Dean, Sheila, Juanita, Roxann , Henery. My thoughts and prayers are with you through this difficult time. R.I.P Jim. I am happy to have seen him and all of you on Christmas EVE"

Betty Burke - Jan 4th, 2019 3:28 pm

"My condolences to the Jim Oglesby Family."

Don & Linda Ryno - Jan 6th, 2019 10:35 pm

"We are so sorry to learn about your dads passing.He is now in Gods arms with your mother. Memories will flood over all of you and warm your hearts of all the good times and stories each of you can have and share."

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