James S. “Jim” Ogden - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

James S. “Jim” Ogden

July 17, 1959 - August 6, 2023

James S. “Jim” Ogden, age 64, of Newark, DE, passed away suddenly on Sunday, August 6, 2023.

Born in Elkton, MD on July 17, 1959, he was the son of the late Francis James Ogden and Kathleen (Collins) Bunting. Jim was a graduate of Delcastle High School in 1977. He made his career as a boilermaker with Local 13 until his retirement.

A friend to the community, Jim was a very active member of the Minquadale Fire Company. He was also a dedicated member of the fire police as well as an honorary member of the Ladies Auxiliary. Jim enjoyed spending his free time in nature, he could often be found fishing or camping at his favorite place, Homestead Campground. Most of all, he loved spending time with his beloved family and friends.

In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his sisters, Frances Jones and Helen Correa; and stepfather, Harry Bunting. He is survived by his loving wife, June (Gordon) Ogden; daughters, Jamie Wear (Doug), Jen Winczuk (Dave), Kim Thompson (Brian) and Katie Foulk (Scott); grandchildren, Justin, MaKayla, Brian, Austin, Noah, Savannah, Paisley, and Elyse; sister, Connie Nunn; and his Goldendoodle, Rusty.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 11:30 am until 1 pm on Friday, August 11, 2023, at the Minquadale Fire Company Hall, 129 East Hazeldell Avenue, New Castle, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 1 pm. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jim’s memory to the Minquadale Ladies Auxiliary, at the address listed above or to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, ATTN: Michael Swyer, 199 Water Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10038 or online by clicking here.


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33 Condolences for James S. “Jim” Ogden

  • I’m In total shock hearing this news. Jim was a great guy glad to call him a friend & Fire Service family member. Jim was the kind to lend a helping hand & would give u the shirt off his back if needed. I got to know Jim from my years in the Fire Service he would always be there to lend a hand or help out without expecting anything in return. My thoughts & prayers go out to the family & friends Jim will be dearly. R.I.P. JIM U ARE MISSED DEARLY MY FRIEND TILL WE MEET AGAIN

  • I’m saddened by the news of Jim’s’ passing. I will keep the family in prayer 🙏🏻 during this difficult time. Praying you all find peace and comfort in the lord. Turn to him, he will never leave you. Jim will be missed immensely.

  • My condolences to June and the family of Jim, you will be missed by me and so many more friends.

  • So sorry for your loss Jim was a great guy sending prayers 🙏 at this difficult time 🙏.

  • Soo sorry for the loss of Jim. JJ and I are sending love and prayers to the entire family.

  • There are no words to express how we feel. From the first time we meet ya’ll we were family and always will be. Like a cuddly bear there was always room for a smudge (hug), we would share a drink and talk. There was always time for both. Will miss you dad.
    To mom and everyone else you are in our hearts and paryers. We are are here for whatever you need. We love you all

  • I am honored to call you, my friend! You were one of a kind, my friend, I still cannot get my head to wrap around this. You will be missed more than you know. Rest my brother we will take it from here. Enclosing I will use your words that I can still clearly hear, love you brother.

  • June and family, Bill and I are so saddened to hear of Jim’s passing. He was always so kind and friendly, we will miss him around the campground, as well as at firehouse functions!
    God Bless you Jim.
    Prayers, and Love
    Norma & Bill Mckelvey

  • Oh June, I am so sorry…he was an awesome “chosen” brother and I will miss him so bad. Wish I could be there. I love you.

  • Jim I can’t believe your gone. You always made me laugh . You will be missed . Love you and June. My condolences to the family.

  • Sending all my love and support to June, the girls, grandkids and the entire family. My heart is breaking for all of you. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you need anything. Jim had such a big heart and always, always said ‘I Love You’ and gave me the biggest hugs…it put a smile on my face every time!! We love you Jim and you will be forever missed… we will keep you in our hearts forever. I love you!!

  • Jimbo, I’m going to miss you little brother. We’ve known each other at least 55 years, possibly longer. You were my brother’s best friend and when we lost him you took his place….you said once that you couldn’t wait to see him, well, I would love to have seen that reunion, bet it was awesome. This isn’t goodbye, it’s see you later. Meet me at the gate when it’s my turn. I love you and will miss you so much.

  • Sending our thoughts, prayers & condolences to June & all the family!
    We always enjoyed time with Jim at Homestead.
    The McCans Family B60

  • BIG hugs and prayers to June and all family members. May God’s love surround you. RIP Jim. Love to all.

  • I am in shock at hearing this. Friends since high school at Delcastle and through the fire service. All I can say is that you were one of the best friends a person could ever want. There’s no way to describe how you treated everyone like they were your own family…if they knew you, they know you were one of the good ones, like THE best. Will miss you man. This is hard to understand and difficult to accept. It’s gonna hurt for a long while…

  • To Brian and Kimberly Thompson..Our sincere condolences to you and the entire Ogden family. As we are praying for your strength, comfort, and healing during this difficult time!

    Warden Fields and your the entire PCCC family!!

  • To June and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. He will truly be missed. We hope that God helps him watch over you all. God bless him and your family. May Jim be in peace now.

  • June and family, no words can ease the pain in your hearts!! I am so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing, he was one of the good ones. My heart aches for you all and with you alls. My condolences to your family!! Rest in Peace, Jim! In the words of Carrie Underwood, “I Will See You Again!!!”

  • Oh my goodness… words cannot express how Richie and I feel upon hearing this shocking news. Our hearts go out to you and your families for support and strength. God Speed Jim🙏🏽🙏🏽✝️🪽🪽

  • The fire service has lost a great man. While I did not know Jim well, I saw him at alot of functions and I know my dad always used to talk to him. He was such a kind and generous soul. Mine and mom’s prayers of healing and remembrance are with the family at this difficult time.

  • Jimmy, I don’t know what to say but I will miss seeing you. You were a great friend and you will be sorely missed.

  • My Uncle /Brother I’ll love you forever!!

  • I’m shocked to hear this sad news. Jim it was great us all growing up in Dragon Run and glad I got to reconnect at Robin’s funeral. You will be missed. Prayers for your family RIP

  • On behalf of the Engleharts from E18 at Homestead, I want to offer my condolences on the loss of Jim. He will be missed by everyone at Homestead. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

  • So sorry for your loss, you are all in our thoughts & prayers.

  • June and family, so very sorry for you loss ❤️. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • “I love you man”. Your a one of a kind and will truly be missed but never forgotten.

  • June I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember. the fun times we had with Brookside Soccer

  • Wally and I send our sincerest sympathy to the Ogden family. Jim and I were married at a young age and together we share a daughter Jamie. One thing is for certain that even though at times we did not see eye to eye, the love of our daughter is always there. A few weeks ago Wally and Jim had the opportunity to share stories and photos of Jamie’s kids doing what they love best camping and fishing. It not only made Jim happy but also my husband was happy he was able to share this with Jim. He came home happy to share this meeting with me and Jim shared the meeting with Jamie as well.
    I don’t know if this meeting was by chance or part of God’s plan but I am happy it happened. R.I.P. Jim you will be missed!

  • To the family of Jim, I am so sorry for your loss. Always hold your beautiful memories close to your heart to guide you through rough days, that will help you remember Jim ( Husband, Dad, Granddad) for all the good things he did for you all while he was still here on this earth. GOD BLESS YOU ALL

  • To June and The whole Ogden family, I’m so sorry for your loss,Jim was one Funny and loving man, he always made me and everyone around him feel welcomed, he never would discriminate against anyone, he loved everyone, he had a huge heart, he would make friends with anyone in a moment. I know God got one of his Angels back in heaven, I will miss him, and his jokes and his laugh and especially his warm big hugs, God he will be missed, by me and especially Davey and You and family and all, We love you all soooo much!
    Sending You June a Huge Hug and Prayers, we will always be here for You and Your Family.
    We love and Miss you Jim!

  • Jim was the most sincere,caring and helping man.. I can remember his saying love you brother. He is missed. Prayers to June and family.

  • June,
    Wayne and I are so sadden by the news of Jim’s passing.
    We both so wanted to be there for you on Fri but due to things we can’t control we could not make it. Please know that we are hugging you so tight in our heads and will be there for you if you need us.