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James J. Berry, age 85, of Sparta, passed away peacefully to be with his Lord and Savior Sunday afternoon, November 12, 2017 at home surrounded by family.

The son of James & Helen (Andruszkiewicz) Berry, he was born on August 8, 1932 in Grand Rapids. Jim was a proud U.S. Army veteran who served as a military policeman in the Korean war.

Jim was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather that lived for his family and friends.  He was also an avid outdoors man who loved being on the water or in the woods. 

Jim was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Dorothy Green, Stella Burden, Eunice Kooiman, Helen Bartlett, Mary Pifer and Sharon Entrican; Surviving are his loving wife of 65 years, Shirley; son’s, Steve (Marianne) and Ken (Brenda); grandchildren, Erica (Drew), Mary Jakubowski, Nicole (Tom) Lynch, James Jakubowski, Zach (Melissa), Taylor, Alex and Gabby; and two great grandchildren, Jazmine and Cloe.

A time of food and fellowship will take place from 12:00 Noon – 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 18th at Post 47 American Legion Hall,  in Comstock Park, 3811 West River Dr NE, Comstock Park. 

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign James’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit: www.MichiganCremation.com

Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, exclusive provider of Veterans Funeral Care.

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