James Widmaier, Class of 1958

Posted Dec 20, 2022

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James Widmaier ‘58 died August 22, 2022. James was born on July 2, 1935, to the late Carl and Lillian Widmaier.
James graduated from Rosary High School in Columbus in 1953. He earned a B.S degree from Otterbein College in 1958 where he studied math and physics. During his time at Otterbein, he was also a part of Pi Beta Sigma (Pi Sig) fraternity. He went on to study law at Franklin University Law School and earned his Bachelor of Laws degree in 1964. In 1966, he earned the degree of Juris Doctor from Capital University. He joined the Ohio State Bar Association in 1965 and practiced law in there for over fifty years being honored in 2015 by the Columbus Bar Foundation for more than 50 years of honorable service and conferred the title of “Senior Counsellor”.
He had many pursuits including: playing piano, carpentry, engineering, real estate, flying and traveling.
James was preceded in death by his spouse Wendell Moreland ’67 and brother, Richard Widmaier.
He is survived by his nephews, Michael Widmaier, David Widmaier, and Daniel Widmaier, and his niece Karen Widmaier McHugh, along with ten great nieces and nephews and fourteen great, great nieces and nephews.