JAMES N. BRINING, SR., age 78
of New Bremen died on Friday, September 10, 2021 at 7:15 AM, 2021 at his residence surrounded by his family. He was born on September 1, 1943 in Bradford, Ohio the son of the late Mae Saunders and Newton Brining. On April 2, 1964 he married Sandra R. Berning and she preceded him in death on March 15, 2011. He is survived his children: Dawn (Tom) Fair of Sidney, Misty (Craig) Callahan of St. Marys, James Brining, Jr. of New Bremen, and Sherry Haynes of New Knoxville, 13 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and his special friend Deb Kuck of St. Marys. Also left to cherish his memory are his siblings: Carol (Roger) Couchot of South Dakota, Bill (Charisse) Brining of Sidney, Alice (Dale) Pierce of West Milton, Jack (Pam) Johnson of Texas, and David (Della) Johnson of Dayton. Along with his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a daughter Bambi Brining, a son in-law Jim Haynes, and his siblings Helen (Fred) Canan and Ward Donavan.
If you knew Jim, you knew he was a social butterfly. He was a member of many local clubs and lodges and could often be found socializing with his many friends. He was also known to the quite the dancer. He enjoyed spending time with his son and grandkids fishing and stocking his beautiful pond (his personal aquarium) which he called Lake St. James. He also hosted many special events at his lake over the years, making a lot of memories with his family and friends. Jim was a welder by trade, and had been the former co-owner of Kinniger Welding in New Bremen where worked for many years until he retired to provide care for his wife, Sandy.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 11:00 AM at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen with Bryan Trego officiating. Interment will follow in the German Protestant Cemetery of New Bremen. Calling hours will take place on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 from 4:00 until 7:00 PM at Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home, 225 W. Monroe St. New Bremen, OH 45869 and one hour prior to the services on Wednesday. Memorial contributions in memory of Jim can be made to Grand Lake Hospice (1122 E. Spring Street, St. Marys, Ohio 45885). Online condolences can be left for the family on the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home website: www.gilberghartwigfh.com
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Dina and Jim Marchal saysSeptember 10, 2021 at 8:12 pm
Hugs and Prayers at the passing of Jim. He was so much fun to hang out with at Eagles in Minster! Will miss him!
Diane Fark Fisher (Keifer) saysSeptember 13, 2021 at 6:07 pm
Dawn, I’m so sorry to hear of your Dads passing. We had a lot of good times. You are all in my thoughts & prayers.
Denny and Karen Bailey saysSeptember 15, 2021 at 10:39 am
We are so very sorry to hear that Jim passed away! He was an absolute joy to know and we will greatly miss him! Our sincere condolences to his family and Deb Kuck.
Lynne Thompson and Niles Harris saysSeptember 10, 2021 at 8:55 pm
Prayers and hugs go to all of you.
Barb & Kermit Freewalt saysSeptember 11, 2021 at 11:47 am
Kermit and I have so many wonderful memories of fun times with your Mother and Dad. We have missed your Mother, and will surely miss your Dad. Our sympathy and love to all of you.
Don & Jacqui Kuck saysSeptember 11, 2021 at 12:14 pm
Jac and I pass along our condolences to the loss of Jim. And we also offer the same memories from the Fireside, NB Legion and Minster Eagles. You all take care.
Nancy A Bauer saysSeptember 11, 2021 at 9:54 pm
So sorry to hear of the loss of Jim. Yes Jim was a very good dancer. Danced a few times with him at Ft. Loramie Fall Festival. Jim was a very good person and fun to talk to. Praying for the family at this time of your loss.
Dean and Kate Hartwig saysSeptember 14, 2021 at 9:07 pm
Our deepest condolences to all who knew and loved him!
Chris Ducke saysSeptember 13, 2021 at 4:56 pm
Dawn, Misty, Jimmy and Sherry and Deb,
I’m so sorry for your loss. Jim was one of a kind! I remember him and Sandy as a child(what fun!!) and later dealing with him as a man protecting his property for his children.He was a hard sell(Jimmy can vouch for that! :). He just wanted what was best for his kids! I’m sure you’ll miss him terribly. Love you guys. Chris
David Sommer saysSeptember 14, 2021 at 1:57 am
My condolences to the Brining family. May God grant you peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Jill Barbour saysSeptember 14, 2021 at 12:24 pm
Bill and family, I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers
Jerry R Fischbach saysSeptember 14, 2021 at 2:06 pm
My sympathies to all the family. Jim was one of the nicest guys I have ever met. I have a lot of good memories with Jim around the pond catching a few fish, drinking a beer or two while telling stories and having a laugh. He will be missed.
Laura (Wilson) Anderson saysSeptember 15, 2021 at 9:19 am
Condolences to the Misty and the entire Brining family. Such a nice man who always had a smile on his face. Prayers for you and your family.
John and Gin Voress saysSeptember 15, 2021 at 10:39 am
Sending our sympathy to all of you. Jim was quite a guy and a wonderful man. He had a good memory for names and faces. A few years back I came into the bowling alley looking for John, and he called me by name and asked how things were going. Enjoy all the memories. He and Sandy will love your laughter.
Roger and Cheryl Barlage saysSeptember 15, 2021 at 12:08 pm
Brining family- so sorry for your loss. Sending our sympathy and prayers.
Doug Hoying saysSeptember 15, 2021 at 12:11 pm
Realy decent guy, wanted the best for his family, and tried hard to do that, GOOD MAN, JIM,. GOOD MAN.
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