BLUFFTON— James G Alt, 90, of Bluffton died  3:06 am January 27, 2014 at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.  He was born Feb. 15, 1923 in Putnam County to the late Arthur and Elizabeth Nadler Alt.  On Feb. 16, 1957, he married Ursula Nussbaum and she survives.

James retired from the Ford Engine Plant, Lima. he was a  member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Bluffton, VFW Post 9381, Ada,  and Putnam County DAV Chapter 77.   He enjoyed farming, gardening and his family,  especially his grandchildren.  

Survivors also include six children, Kathleen (Chuck) Sehlhorst of Columbus Grove, Elizabeth (Jim) Yarger of Bluffton, Jeffrey (Debra) Alt of Lima,  Jerome (Sheila) Alt of Kansas, Joseph (Tina) Alt of Pandora, Jennifer  (Jason) Swartzlander of Bluffton, 11 grandchildren, four step grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, 17 step great grandchildren, brothers, Harold (Phyllis) Alt of Shelby, William Alt of Pandora,  Franklin (Vera) Alt of Tempe, AZ, Arthur (Ruth) Alt Jr. of Pandora,  and a sister, Teresa Shinaberry of Columbus Grove. He was preceded in death by a sister Marie Niese and brothers, Dean Alt and Kenneth Alt.  

A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Bluffton.  Rev. Thomas Gorman will officiate

Military rites by VFW Post 9381 will follow.   Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Chiles-Laman Funeral and Cremation Services, Bluffton with a parish scripture service at 8 p.m..  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church or Honor Flight Dayton.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.