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Official Obituary of

James H. Matthew, Sr.

February 1, 1929 ~ March 28, 2024 (age 95) 95 Years Old

James Matthew, Sr. Obituary

James H. Matthew, Sr., 95 of Boyne City, Michigan, passed away on March 28, 2024, at Grandvue, with his family by his side. 

Son of John M. and Zola A. (Easton) Matthew, James was born on February 1, 1929, at home in Melrose Township, Michigan. He was a lifelong resident of Boyne City. James attended school in Melrose Township and then Boyne City Public Schools, graduating in 1946.

On January 23, 1954, he married Barbara May Bussing at the United Methodist Church in Boyne City. 

James served in the United States Army from December 1950 to November 1952 stationed in Germany. 

James owned Jim and Charlie's Auto Service in Boyne City. He later retired from Essex (United Tech) in Boyne City.

Family, woodworking, camping and golf were a few of the things James loved. He always showed up to help. He enjoyed helping friends and family with projects and remodeling. 

He was a member of the Lions Club, the American Legion and Antique Flywheelers Club. James was also a longtime member of Christ Lutheran Church and served in various capacities within the church. He had a second family at the church with many close friends there. 

His family is his legacy.  He always looked forward to the annual family camping trip and family gatherings during the holidays. 

James is survived by his children: Jim (Kathy) Matthew, Jane (Jerry) Noble, Becky (Jeff) Cooper, Chris Hayden and Sarah (Tom) Towne; his grandchildren: Mike (Casey), Katie (Eric), Chelsea (Christopher), Laura (Derek), Sam, Dan (Stephanie), Jennifer, Andrew (Kyla), Elizabeth, Aaron (Heather), Tracy (Nick) and Haley (Chase); his 13 great-grandchildren (one more due soon); his two great great-grandchildren; his dear and special friend Lilly Banner; several nieces and nephews, including Barbb (Mike) Young who lived with the family; and sister-in-law Leatha Wilgus. 

He is preceded in death by his beloved wife Barbara; his parents; his siblings: Ira (Margaret) Matthew, Perry (Violet) Matthew, Delores (Ted) Hull, Mildred (Burt) Burns, Helen (Forest) Cantor, and Lillian (John) Dollarhide. 

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest a donation in James’s memory to Christ Lutheran Church or Grandvue Medical Facility.

A visitation at Christ Lutheran Church will be on April 5, 2024, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. A funeral officiated by Rev. Chuck Hoffman will be on April 6, 2024, at 11:00 AM, visitation will begin at 10:00 AM and burial will follow the service at Maple Lawn Cemetery.

The family would like to thank the staff at Grandvue for their love and care.

Arrangements are in the care of Stackus Funeral Home. 


 

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Services

Visitation
Friday
April 5, 2024

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Christ Lutheran Church
1250 Boyne Avenue
Boyne City, MI 49712

Visitation
Saturday
April 6, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Christ Lutheran Church
1250 Boyne Avenue
Boyne City, MI 49712

Funeral
Saturday
April 6, 2024

11:00 AM
Christ Lutheran Church
1250 Boyne Avenue
Boyne City, MI 49712

Graveside Service
Saturday
April 6, 2024

12:00 PM
Maple Lawn Cemetery
Boyne Avenue
Boyne City, MI 49712

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