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James A. Polhamus, 57, of Wyoming, passed away on July 07, 2020 at  Metro Health: University of Michigan Hospital.

He loved his 20+ year career as an over the road truck driver. He loved his family, and the time he was able to spend with them. James will be greatly missed by his children and family.

James is preceded in death by his parents, Eugene & Linda (Hart) Polhamus. He is survived by his children, Patsee Polhamus of Battle Creek, and Nicholas Polhamus of Show Low, AZ; grandchildren, David, Sterling, Bryan, Kyrstin, Abigail, and Caitlin; sisters, Jenny Milbourne of Charlotte, Joanne Wells & Rob Newman of Mason, Bonnie & John Drabik of Dorr, Patricia Ann Gibson or Mason, Marcia Currier & Emil LaRue  of Lakeland, FL., and Delores Rohracher of Colorado; brother, Sid & Pam Wells of South Dakota, Eugene S. & Kristeen Polhamus of Utah, Jerry Polhamus and Rudy Polhamus both of Colorado.

Burial will take place at Fort Custer National Cemetery.

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Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids, (616) 452-3006, honored providers of Veterans Funeral Care.


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  1. Jesse Homan on July 10, 2020 at 3:13 pm

    My heart filled condolences go out to the immediate family, growing up with Jimmy as kids has left many great memories and although as adults we grew apart he is family and won’t be forgotten. RIP Jimmy

  2. Phyllis and Richard Lambert on July 10, 2020 at 3:35 pm

    My deepest condolences to his loving family. Prayers for strength at this time.💙

  3. Colin and Roberta Cline on July 10, 2020 at 4:18 pm

    We are sending your family our condolences for the loss of your precious brother/family member. Please know that our thoughts are with you. Sending our love. Keep your memories of Jim in your hearts.

  4. Joanne Cooper on July 10, 2020 at 5:04 pm

    Marcy, although I didn’t know Jimmy I felt like I did with our visits. My heart hurts for you & your family! Sending love & prayers!💜🙏

  5. Shanna on July 10, 2020 at 6:53 pm

    All our love & prayers from your Mt. Pleasant Family.

    Carol (Dick) Smillie
    Jeff, Shanna & Zack DeLong

    (Carol is Ethel Polhmus’s granddaughter, Shanna is Ethel’s great-granddaughter, Zack is Ethel’s Great-Great-grandson, Jeff is shanna’s husband)

  6. Laura M. Polhamus on July 11, 2020 at 9:09 pm

    My deepest condolences to Jim’s family. Lost track of you years ago. Love and peace.
    Laura M. Polhamus

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