James Richard Schiermyer, 73, of Hale, Mich., formerly of Morenci, Mich., died June 12, 2020, with his family by his side.
Jim was born April 4, 1947, in Toledo, Ohio, to Lawrence and Gladys (Edinger) Schiermyer.
He served his country with the United States Navy. He was an avid sport’s fan—a die-hard Buckeye—and loved any baseball game, but his favorite games to watch were the ones his kids and grandkids played in. He never missed a game when his kids were growing up, loved watching his adult sons coach, and his grandkids play.
Jim was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Morenci and Hale, Hale First United Methodist Church, American Legion Post 368 and VFW Post 3724. He enjoyed camping and traveling, and cherished time with friends and family.
Jim is survived by his wife Jacqueline Schiermyer; children Adam (and Leslie) Schiermyer of Queen Creek, Ariz., Dr. Matthew (and Mindy) Schiermyer of Vero Beach, Fla., Jill (and Trevor) Ackerson of Kalamazoo, Mich., Jacob (and Nicole) Farrand of Hale, Emily (and Tyson) Evans of Oscoda, Mich., and Elizabeth Farrand (and Aaron Anderson) of Grand Rapids, Mich.; grandchildren Addison, Madden, Crew, Mackenzie, Sutton, Nolan, Emerson, Aubrey, Henley-Jo, Jaxx, Stella, Cash, Brayden and Rush; sister Marilyn Eckhart; brothers-in-law William Byers, Ron (and Pam) Meyer and Mike (and Michelle) Meyer; Jim’s children’s mother Kathy Schiermyer; and many nieces and nephews.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents, stepson Benjamin Farrand and sister Carolyn Byers.
A Celebration of Life is planned at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 16, at the Hale First United Methodist Church, with Pastor Melvin Leach officiating. Visitation is scheduled at the church from 11 a.m. Tuesday until the time of service.
Cremation has taken place and following the memorial service, Jim will be laid to rest with military honors at the Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Mich.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Compassus Hospice or Hale First United Methodist Church.
Arrangements were handled by Buresh Funeral Home in Hale.