James Norris

James Norris

James M. Norris of Plainwell, Michigan, passed away Sunday, January 1, 2012 at his home. Jim was born April 27, 1959 in Battle Creek to Bobbie and Shirley (Shirlaw) Norris.

For 30 years he was employed with Parker-Hannifin as a machine operator. In his leisure time Jim enjoyed camping, fishing, golfing and watching NASCAR. In 1986 Jim was married to Michele Fuhrman and they were married for 15 years.

Surviving are a son and two daughters, Zackery Norris, Kaylee Norris and Amber Hoyt; a grandson, Tylar Paddock; his mother and step-father, Shirley and Kenneth Kling; a brother, Steven Norris; a sister, Lisa Freeman; step-brothers, Dale (Lauri) Kling, Roger (Genia) Kling and Randy Kling; a special friend, Michele (Fuhrman) Mellberg; several nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Bobbie Norris, and an infant sister, Cindy Lou Norris.

Friends may visit with his family from 6 to 8 P.M. Wednesday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego where Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, Pastor Jason Thiel officiating. Burial will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego.

Contributions in memory of Jim may be made to Wings of Hope Hospice or Peace Lutheran Church.

 Messages of condolence may be left at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com

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  1. Debbie Lookabaugh says:

    The memories I have of growing up with you as my cousin. So thankful that the pain of this life has left you…..you are in the Arms of God in heaven…..how I wish I could be there to give your Mom a big old hug……

    Bless you and prayers for your whole family.

    Debbie and Bill Lookabaugh

  2. David & Jane Kling says:

    Dear Aunt Shirley, Uncle Ken, Steve, Randy, Roger & Genia, and Dale & Laurie,

    We are so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. We know that words never seem to be enough, but please know our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    With our love,

    Dave & Jane

  3. Pat Filkins says:

    Steve and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Chuck Pritchard.. says:

    Jim and I was best of buddys in the late70’e and 80’s. We ended up room mates threugh 2 appartments and 2 trailers together.. I can poudly say, that Jim was my first brother and it showed.. Thanks Jim for i’ll always reamber the wanderfull moments we have had..

  5. Virginia VanDyke says:

    Jim, you left this life much too young. Thanks for being a friend.

    To his loved ones: He was a helpful, considerate, guy who I worked with when I was at Parker Hannifin, third shift. Press your memories close to your hearts and know you will all be together some day.

  6. Vickie says:

    You are in my thoughts and prayers. No one can truly understand your loss but please know that we are all there for you. Jim’s suffering is over. He will remain in your hearts and memories forever.

  7. Maggie, Ben, and Hannah says:

    We didn’t know Jim for very long.
    We became his neighbors just this last summer,
    Jim was a friend to my son, a friendly face to see
    riding around the block on his motorized wheelchair.
    I remember coming home from work, being out in my
    yard, hoping to see him coming around the corner,
    He always had time for a nice conversation. And it wasn’t
    about him. He was always asking if we needed anything.

    Here is a man dying of cancer, and he wants to help us.

    God bless you Jim. I am proud to have known you.

  8. Donna says:

    Sorry to hear you have left this world to soon. but you are in gods hands now..my prayers go to you and your family…

  9. Shirley Goodrich Brown says:

    Rest in peace you left way to soon but your not in pain anymore. You will be missed.

  10. Laurie McDonald says:

    My prayers go out to his family. He left this earth way to soon. But please try to remember he is no longer in pain. We all need another angel to watch over us.

    Rest in Peace my friend.

  11. Ernie Clark says:

    I lived next door to Jim and his family on Lakeview Avenue when I was young. We had lots of fun. I was sad to hear of Jim’s passing, he was a nice guy. My thoughts go out to his mother Shirley and brother Steve and to Jim’s family. Rest in peace Jim. Ernie Clark (Battle Creek, Mi)

  12. Susan Pederson says:

    Rest in peace Jim. I’ll think of you with a smile. Thoughts and prayers for the family.

  13. Connie and Mike Boss says:

    Jim you will be missed .You was a great man,father and husband im so glad you and michelle was married . you was good for her and your childern will miss you so much R. I. P JIM go fishing and enjoy like you did when you and mike went and got all them bass love you man

  14. Jim Pritchard says:

    I just learned about Jim’s passing from google. Jim lived across the street from me and we became close friends. I was just learning to play guitar, and one of the first songs I learned was “nobody knows it but me” by John Michael Montgomery. The reason I say that is because when we were just sitting around bored, Jim would tell me to go get my guitar and he’d break out the harmonica and I would sing and pick guitar and he’d play the havrmonica. He was actually quite good at it. One of my fondest memories. Miss you buddy.

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