James Gene “Cooter” Shulters, 79, of Hillman, Mich., and formerly of Adrian, Mich., died Dec. 30, 2019, with his family by his side.
James was born Sept. 2, 1940, to Aubrey “Bud” and Norma Shulters. He graduated from Adrian High School in 1958 and enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving from 1958-61. He celebrated 38 years of sobriety in May 2019.
James is survived by children Mark Shulters, Kathy (and Cliff) Puder, Nicole (and Justin) Miller, and Kathy Shulters; grandchildren Samantha Ann Shulters, Jackie, Codie and Sydney Puder, Brookelyn and Emma Miller, and Braden Straw (Shulters); brothers Ron (and Sharon) Shulters, John Shulters, Dave (and Judy) Shulters and William Shulters; sisters Shirley Wallace and Susan Fuss; sister-in-law Laura Shulters; and many nieces and nephews;
James was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; twin brothers at birth; two infant daughters, Polly Ann and Samantha; and brother Ralph Shulters.
A celebration of his life is planned from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Lyons Christian Church Fellowship Hall.
Memorial donations are suggested to the family to be given to a charity of “Cooter’s” choice.