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Past Chiefs & Presidents

Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Co.
Past Chief’s and Presidents
September 2012

After 70 years and some of our own records being destroyed by fire. Not all the names have been filled in.

YearChiefAssist ChiefPresidentVice President
1951Harold RaderNorman PossingerRussell Minnich
1952Martin RinkerDonald RoweNorman Possinger
1953Donald RoweRoy SebringHomer Kellison
1954Donald RoweRoy SebringHomer Kellison
1955Jacob Miller - ?Roy SebringJacob H. Rustine
1956Donald RoweJacob H. RustineHomer Kellison
1957Russell ButzPaul HuffordEmmitt H. Derrick
1958Russell ButzWilliam WoodlingStanley Hallett
1959Russell Butz
1960Russell Butz
1961Howard Shick, Sr.Stanley HallettCarl J. PriceLee Serfass
1962Carl J. PriceStanley HallettLee SerfassRichard Singer
1963Carl J. PriceJacob H. RustineRichard SingerStanley Hallett
1964Carl J. PriceRussell ButzGeorge MartinStanley Hallett
1965Carl J. PriceBert MartinJacob H. Rustine
1966Carl J. PriceHoward ShickBert MartinMarshal Butz
1967Carl J. PriceStanley HallettRalph CaspersonMarshal Butz
1968Carl J. PriceHoward ShickMarshal ButzJames Bush
1969Howard ShickCarl J. PriceMarshal ButzJames Bush
1970Howard ShickJames BushMarshal ButzFred Martin
1971Howard ShickStanley HallettMarshal ButzFred Martin
1972Howard ShickStanley HallettMarshal ButzFred Martin
1973Howard ShickStanley HallettFred MartinMarshal Butz
1974Carl J. PriceStanley HallettMarshal ButzFred Martin
1975Carl J. PriceJames BushMarshal ButzFred Martin
1976Carl J. PriceStanley HallettMarshal ButzFred Martin
1977James S. Hallett, IIIStanley HallettMarshal ButzFred Martin
1978James S. Hallett, IIIFred MartinMarshal ButzRobert Sargent, Sr.
1979James S. Hallett, IIIFred MartinMarshal ButzRobert Sargent, Sr.
1980James S. Hallett, IIIKenneth L. StrausserMarshal ButzRobert Sargent, Sr.
1981Kenneth L. StrausserJames BushDonald Kresge, SrRobert Sargent, Sr.
1982Kenneth L. StrausserJames BushDonald Kresge, SrLarry G. Bisbing, Sr.
1983Kenneth L. StrausserJames BushFred MartinDonald Kresge, Sr
1984Kenneth L. StrausserGlenn Hardenstine, Sr.Donald Kresge, Sr.Larry G. Bisbing, Sr.
1985Glenn Hardenstine, Sr.Gerald HardenstineKenneth L. StrausserDonald Kresge, Sr.
1986Glenn Hardenstine, Sr.Gerald HardenstineRobert Sargent, Sr.Donald Kresge, Sr.
1987Kenneth L. StrausserJohn ButzRobert Sargent, Sr.James S. Hallett, III
1988Kenneth L. StrausserJohn ButzRobert Sargent, Sr.James S. Hallett, III
1989Kenneth L. StrausserJohn ButzJames S. Hallett, IIIJohn McBride
1990Kenneth L. StrausserJohn ButzJames S. Hallett, IIIJohn McBride
1991Kenneth L. StrausserJohn ButzJames S. Hallett, IIIJim Sargent
1992Kenneth L. StrausserGlenn Hardenstine, Sr.James S. Hallett, IIIJim Sargent
1993Kenneth L. StrausserGlenn Hardenstine, Sr.James S. Hallett, III
1994Kenneth L. StrausserGlenn Hardenstine, Sr.James S. Hallett, III
1995Kenneth L. StrausserGlenn Hardenstine, Sr.James S. Hallett, IIIRobert Sargent, Sr.
1996Kenneth L. Strausser?James S. Hallett, III
1997Kenneth L. Strausser?James S. Hallett, III
1998Kenneth L. StrausserLester WolcottJames S. Hallett, IIIAlan “Griz”Gannon
1999Kenneth L. StrausserLester Wolcott
2000Kenneth L. StrausserLester Wolcott
2001Lester WolcottLarry “JR”G. Bisbing, Jr.Alan “Griz”Gannon
2002Lester WolcottLarry “JR”G. Bisbing, Jr.Alan “Griz”Gannon
2003Lester WolcottLarry “JR”G. Bisbing, Jr.Alan “Griz”Gannon
2004Lester WolcottLarry “JR”G. Bisbing, Jr.Donald Kresge, Sr.
2005Clifford OppeltLarry “JR”G. Bisbing, Jr.Alan “Griz”Gannon
2006Clifford OppeltLarry “JR”G. Bisbing, Jr.Lester Wolcott
2007Clifford OppeltLarry “JR”G. Bisbing, Jr.Lester WolcottJames S. Hallett, III
2008Clifford OppeltLarry “JR”G. Bisbing, Jr.Lester WolcottJohn Butz
2009Clifford OppeltLarry “JR”G. Bisbing, Jr.Lester WolcottJohn Butz
2010Clifford OppeltLarry “JR”G. Bisbing, Jr.Lester WolcottJohn Butz
2011Clifford OppeltLarry “JR”G. Bisbing, Jr.Lester WolcottAlan “Griz”Gannon
2012Lester WolcottCliff OppeltAlan “Griz”GannonDonald Kresge, Sr
2013Lester WolcottCliff OppeltAlan “Griz”GannonDonald Kresge, Sr
2014Lester WolcottCliff OppeltAlan “Griz”GannonDonald Kresge, Sr
2015Lester WolcottCliff OppeltAlan “Griz”GannonDonald Kresge, Sr
2016Clifford OppeltJeff PiccirilloRobert LebarKeith Elliott
2017Clifford OppeltJeff PiccirilloRobert LebarKeith Elliott
2018Clifford OppeltKeith ElliottRobert LebarKeith Elliott
2019Clifford OppeltKeith ElliottRobert LebarAlan “Griz”Gannon
2020Clifford OppeltKeith ElliottRobert LebarKeith Elliott
2021Clifford OppeltKeith ElliottRobert LebarKeith Elliott
2022Clifford OppeltKeith ElliottLarry “JR”G. Bisbing, Jr.Joshua Custred
2023Clifford OppeltKeith ElliottRobert P. EllisJoshua Custred
2024Clifford OppeltKeith ElliottRobert P. EllisJoshua Custred

This list is still being updated as information is located. If you know of names and dates please email the Webmaster. We are not looking to leave anyone out but you know how things get miss placed over the years.

* 2021 – President Robert LeBar passed away on July 15, 2021. Vice-President Keith Elliott took over as president till the next election.

Side Notes:

Kenneth L. Strausser served as Chief for 18 years, (1981-1984 and 1987-2000).

Clifford Oppelt served as Chief for 15 years, (2005-2011 and 2016 – present).

Lester Wolcott served as Chief for 8 years, (2001-2004 and 2012-2015).

Marshal Butz served as President for 12 years, (1968-1972 and 1974-1980).

James S. Hallett, III served as President for 10 years, (1989-1998).

Thank you for you hard work and dedication.

Revised November 2023