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1961 James 2018

James Dale Drotzur

March 5, 1961 — November 9, 2018

James Dale Drotzur, 57, of Cleveland, passed away Friday, November 9, 2018 at a local hospital.  He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and had lived in the Cleveland area for the past 40 years.  He was of the Catholic faith.  He enjoyed spending his time fishing and working on cars.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry John Drotzur and LaVerne Helgerson Drotzur; six brothers, and two sisters.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Smith Drotzur; four children, Angela Green and husband Marty of Chatsworth, GA, Mark Elrod of Cleveland, Daniel Smith of Cleveland, and Sonja Almaraz of Cleveland; eight grandchildren, Kayla Townsend, Wesley Elrod, Angelica Elrod, Alexis Elrod, Jennifer Green, Mark Bishop, Ginger Wright, and Marvin Green; 8 great grandchildren; three brothers; two sisters; and several nieces and nephews also survive.

No services are planned at this time.

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Ralph Buckner Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.

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