James William Golbeck

Jim Golbeck, 82, was born in Chicago, IL, to Elizabeth and George Golbeck, and passed away Saturday, January 26, 2013.  He is survived by:  his loving wife, Mary; son, Mark; daughters, Kim (Stephen) Allie, Stacie (Joe) Niedzwiecki and Kerry (Mark) Kowalczyk; grandchildren, Steve, Nicole, Cameron, Mark, Brock, Nick and Conor; great grandchild, Evelyn; 3 sisters and 2 brothers.

Jim served as a medic in the U.S. Army, graduated from M.S.U. and was a true Spartan fan.  He served on the Delhi Township Planning Commission, was a scout leader, a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish and worked for Pageant Homes for over 40 years.  Jim loved his family and friends, golf, woodworking, books, travel and fishing at Higgins Lake.

The Funeral Mass will be held at 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 29, 2013, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 3815 S. Cedar St., Lansing, with The Rev. Fr. John A. Byers as celebrant.  The family will receive friends at the church from 11:00 a.m. until service time on Tuesday.  Interment will take place in Ft. Custer National Cemetery, Augusta, at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Holt Food Bank, or St. Vincent de Paul Society at his church.  Arrangements by the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel.

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Michelle (Davis) Chenault
January 27, 2013 at 12:56 pm

I was so very sorry to hear about your dad Kerry! I have such great memories of him and your family. Especially all of the time we spent at Higgins Lake! I am keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers!


Mike & Sharon Bowler
January 27, 2013 at 2:16 pm

All the wonderful times will be cherished that Sharon and I spent with Mary and Jim. I will always remember Jim for his iron game on approaching the green. He could nail that pin from 180 yards and most of the gang always wanted Jim in there foursome for scrambles.

Jim Golbeck is one great guy that I am happy to have had the opportunity to spend some time with in this short journey we call life. Sharon and I send our love, thoughts and prayers to Mary, the kids, and family.

Jim, Nancy and Antoinette Kowalczyk
January 27, 2013 at 7:18 pm

Our sincerest condolences to Jim’s family. We all well remember him and his quiet and gentle approach to life. May his soul rest in peace and his wife, Mary, his children and grandchildren find peace and solace in the knowledge that Jim’s life was a full and generous one. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.

Debbie Pentecost
January 28, 2013 at 12:03 pm

Stacy and Family,
So sorry to hear about your Dad. My prayers are with you and your family. Give your Mom a hug for me.

Debbie Pentecost

Lubbers Family
January 29, 2013 at 11:25 am

Mary: We are thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. We have so many fond memories of Jim, especially from the days of the old neighborhood. He was a wonderful man of many talents and he will be missed. Sorry we could not be there for the services, but we are thinking of all of you and holding you close in our hearts.

Judith Droste Scott
January 29, 2013 at 8:52 pm

Dear Mary Alice and Family
I was so sorry to hear about your husband Jim. He was a wonderful man and husband and father. Jim was an incredibly talented man and Mary Alice you are an incredible wife and mother and cousin to my mom. I hope to see you when the snow clears. I will bring my mom. GOd bless your family at this difficult time. MY condolences to you and all of your family. Jim will be missed dearly by all of you.. May the GOOD LORD bring comfort and peace to all of you.


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