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James Allen Stawasz, age 34, of Belding, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday morning, May 8, 2010 at home.

Born on October 6, 1975, in Grand Rapids, James had been employed with Wolverine World Wide and was currently a student in the auto mechanics program at Montcalm Community College.

A very loving and devoted father and husband, his two boys were the most important people in his life. He was preceded in death by his grandmothers, Phyllis VanLuster and Deane Nickerson.

Surviving are his wife of fourteen years, Rhonda Lee (Zander) Stawasz of Belding; their two sons, James Allen Stawasz II and Jaden Zander Stawasz, both at home; his father, Jene Renee Heirman of Grand Rapids; his mother and step father, Debra & Dwight Harwood of Greenville; a brother, William Joel Stawasz of Grand Rapids; his mother-in-law, Debra Zander of Sheridan; his father-in-law, James Zander of Lutz, Florida; a sister-in-law Renee & Gary Wright of Palo: and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

Memorial services will be held next Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. at the Christiansen Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 511 S. Franklin Street, Greenville, with the Rev. Arthur Mullen officiating.

Envelopes for contributions to a fund for his son’s will be available at the funeral home. To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign James’ on-line guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit: www.


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  1. Anonymous on May 8, 2010 at 12:00 am


    07/08/2012 –

    serena Edwards & kaitlyn stawasz

    Jamie- was a very caring person and a loving uncle and friend he touches the hearts of everyone that know him he was a thoughtful and caring person and liked people for who they are and not what they had. May he watch over his children and keep them safe.

    07/08/2012 –

    William Joel stawasz

    James I miss you every day I’m sorry I wasn’t there for you when you needed me the most I struggle every day without you but I’m doing it I’m trying to be the man and uncle you would want me to be but its hard without you I miss and love you you’re brother Joel.

    05/24/2010 –

    Sheila Smith

    So sorry for your lose Debra and Dwight and the rest of the family :( Let me know if you need anything in this sad time for you all !

    05/22/2010 –

    christina strouse

    Very sorry for your loss.

    05/21/2010 –

    jaimie patterson

    Rhonda, I can remember when i was VERY young and we always came over. I remember back then james was very great with you and jaime. ( Jaden wasnt born yet.) I just know he loves u and his boys very much and he will be watching over you no matter what and he wants u to be happy. just know i love u and the boys and im here to help in anyway i can.

    05/21/2010 –


    So sorry for your loss James and I used to be good friends, Good memories I have is he was always fun he had a great smile and beautiful eyes, He was a joker could always make you laugh. I have a few pictures I will bring to share with you. keep hanging in their You two have beautiful children and his memory will live on with you all keep you in our prayers and hearts!!

    05/21/2010 –

    Rhonda Stawasz

    Your wife and sons’ miss and love you very much:)Thinking of you forever

    05/17/2010 –

    shea kellum

    Jamie you are so missed and loved and everyone is thinking about you!!!

    05/17/2010 –

    The Downings

    We are so sorry for your loss. Keep the good memories in your heart and he will be with you, always.

    05/13/2010 –

    Season Hemmes-Herroon

    So sorry for your loss. I went to school with him.Thoughts and prayers from my family to yours.

    05/13/2010 –

    Marc Thomas

    Very sorry for your loss.


    I would like to send my condolence to the Stawasz family. In times like this I reflect on the God’s promise in John 5;28,29 of a resurrection of our dead loved ones. I hope this note brings you comfort at this time.

    Keri Morgan; Rhiana, Dezarae and Myka Stawasz

    Jamie, we will all miss you so much!! You were a great uncle and we love you very much.
    Deb, I am so sorry for your loss. I can’t imagine the pain you are feeling right now. Please, keep in touch. I left my e-mail address.

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