James E. Monroe

James E. Monroe
James “Jim” E. Monroe, 65 years old, died Saturday, April 28, 2007 at his home in Otsego. Mr. Monroe was born September 1, 1941 in Plainwell, Michigan, the son of Merwyn and Helen (Moore) Monroe. ¬†When James was 17 years old he began working with sheet metal for Bel-Air making duct work for heating and cooling systems. He remained in the same business until 2002 when he retired from VanDyken Mechanical in Grand Rapids. He enjoyed old cars, road trips and working on a wide variety of projects. James married Carol Murfield, who survives, in 1992 in Plainwell. Also surviving are his sons; Joe (Jennifer) Monroe of Plainwell, Andy (Theresa) Monroe and their daughter Calla of Georgetown, KY and Michael Monroe of Otsego, and his sister Marion Wall of Comstock and brother Dan Monroe of Parchment. James was preceded in death by his parents and by his brother Terry Monroe. Cremation has taken place, a private memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to the American Lung Association, envelopes are available at Winkel Funeral Home in Otsego.
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  1. Morris Nagelkirk says:

    I worked with Jim at Van Dyken Mech. Just googled his name and found out he had passed. Sorry, for your loss. We lost touch since he retired. From. Moe and Ken Van Noord

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