JAMES L. NAHRWOLD, 78, of New Haven, passed to his eternal rest into the arms of our Savior on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at New Haven Care & Rehabilitation. Born Nov. 1, 1933, he was a lifelong resident of the Nahrwold homestead, on Paulding Road, from a continuous line of Nahr wold’s since 1870. The son of the late Elmer and Bertha (nee. Schmidt) Nahrwold, he served in the United States Air Force in the 1950′s and in Korea. He retired in the 1970′s from New Haven City Utilities and partnered with his brother, Larry, in farming and as active members of Maumee Valley Steam & Gas Association. He was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church, New Haven. He is survived by his nephews, Dr. David F. (Elaine) Nahrwold of Woodburn, Curtis F. (Karen) Nahrwold of Markle and Timothy (Karen) Nahrwold of Rutland, Mass.; nieces, Rhonda (Fred) Rasdorf of Markle, Susan (Ramon) Laughbaum of Wadesville, Carol Nahrwold of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Melany Nahrwold of Fort Wayne; and first cousins, Rev. Harry Edenfield of Michigan, Joyce (Nahrwold) Schubkegel of Minn., Allen Nahrwold of Arizona, and Corinne Nahrwold of Fort Wayne. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Fred C., Elmer Jr., Larry, and Donald; and nephew, Joel Nahrwold (Stephanie Walton). Funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, at Emanuel Lutheran Church, 800 Green St., New Haven, with calling one hour prior. The Rev. Paul Shoemaker officiating. Calling also from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, at E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, 740 St. Rd. 930 E., New Haven. Burial in the church cemetery. Preferred memorials to Central Lutheran School, New Haven or Maumee Valley Steam & Gas Association, New Haven. To share online condolences please visit www.harperfuneralhome.com

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