Age 85, of Lansing, MI, passed away peacefully on September 4, 2022. Jim was born December 6, 1936. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Annabelle, his brother, Tom, and his wife of 60 years, Karen.
Jim is survived by his sons, Timothy (Yuko) and Matt (Maryann), and his 5 grandchildren: Tom, Joe, Piper, Paige and Danny.
A lifelong resident of Lansing, Jim attended Lansing Eastern High School. He earned his barber’s license through completing the Barber College program in Detroit. Jim started barbering in Frandor until being hired into Oldsmobile. Jim dedicated 36+ years with Oldsmobile-General Motors and retired as a millwright. He kept his barber license current up until recently “just in case.”
Throughout his life, Jim enjoyed deer hunting up north, coaching his sons in football, attending Spartan hockey and football where he and Karen were season ticket holders. Spending as much time as possible in Venice, Florida was Jim’s true passion after his retirement.
A memorial visitation will be held from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 25, 2022, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made payable to the Old Newsboys Association.