James Passick of Eaton Rapids,
Passed away April 13, 2020 at the age of 85. James was born in Albion, MI, March 21, 1935, the son of John and Francis (Rogers) Passick. He proudly served with the US Army during the Korean War from 1952-1958. During his service with the US Army, he was awarded the National Service Medal, a Sharp-Shooter Medal and of all things, a medal for Good Conduct. After returning from the war, he went on to work for Lindel Drop Forge where he would retire in 1986 after over 35 years. James was a member of the Eagles Club Post 3552 and the American Legion Post 42. He loved spending time outside, going on his annual fishing trip to Canada with his sons and friends, dance, make wine, cook and loved his solitude. Most of all, James enjoyed a good argument with a few choice words.
James is survived by his children, Theresa Passick Clark of Eaton Rapids, Nolan (Tiffany) Passick of Berrien Springs, Luke (Kelly McCormick) Passick of Lake George; grandchildren, Jennifer (Brandon) Ramsey of Kentwood, Chas Passick of Lake George, Tiffany Passick of Farwell, Casey Smith of TX, Bodie (Sarah) Mills of St. Joseph, Gabrielle (Andrew) Mills of Eaton Rapids, Ryder Q. Passick of Berrien Springs; numerous great grandchildren; brother, Kenneth Passick of SC. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife and the love of his life, Shirley Passick; daughter, Michelle Mills; infant son, Matthew Passick; grandson, Nathan Passick.
Private graveside services will take place in Rosehill Cemetery. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the American Legion Post 42 in Charlotte, MI. Arrangements were entrusted to the Mills Funeral Home, Shelly-Odell Chapel in Eaton Rapids. Please visit our website to place online condolences, www.millsfuneral.com.
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