After a courageous, two-year fight against cancer, James Frederick “Captain Jimmy” Wolter lost the battle on Friday, December 16, 2011. He was born March 12, 1946. Jimmy graduated from Everett High School. He retired from the City of Lansing. He was currently of Lansing, MI and Ruskin, FL. Jimmy was predeceased by his parents, Arthur and Dorothy Wolter, and his sister, Ruth. He is survived by many close friends and cousins.
Jimmy enjoyed his cottage and friends on Jordan Lake in Lake Odessa. His Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day parties at the lake for friends and neighbors were the hit of the seasons. He was instrumental in organizing classic car events and made friends from near and far who shared his interest. He loved landscaping, keeping up with current events, and his Avanti, which was his pride and joy.
Jimmy would want to thank the many doctors, nurses, and the staff members at Ingham Medical Breslin Cancer Unit and The Pines for their loving care. He would also want to extend his thanks and appreciation to his friend, neighbor and caregiver, during his illness, Karole Brown, who was “with him to the end.”
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service is being planned at Emanuel First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1001 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing, on Saturday, January 7, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. As he wished, a party for Jimmy’s friends and family will follow at Leo’s Outpost on Pennsylvania Avenue in Lansing. Arrangements by Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.