James E. Mathis

James E. Mathis
James E. Mathis of Otsego, Michgian, passed away Sunday, March 28, 2010 at his home with his family by his side. Mr. Mathis was born November 8, 1933 in Kalamazoo the son of Everett and Ethel (Layton) Mathis. He had been employed as a machinist at Eaton and Parker Hannifin. Jim enjoyed gardening, home improvement, camping, entertaining guests, swimming in and maintaining his pool. He is survived by 3 children; Dexter Mathis, Steve Mathis and Cathy Mathis; 3 daughters-in-law, Bonnie Janke, Deb Smalla and Pam Mathis; 8 grandchildren, Melanie (Jason) Hooker, Mark Mathis, Mathew (Alesia) Mathis, Marsha Mathis, Jim Mathis, Ashley (Justin) Schneider, Cristina Mathis and Nick Mathis; 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Florence; his parents; 2 brothers, Robert and John and a sister, June Zweedyke. Friends may meet with the family Thursday from 2:00 – 4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, MI where services will be held Friday at 11:00, Reverend Fred Wheeler officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to Hospice of Southwest Michigan.
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