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James Leo VanWagnen

March 8, 1943 July 3, 2019
James Leo VanWagnen
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James Leo VanWagnen, 76, a lifetime Lapeer resident, died Wednesday, July 3, 2019.

James was born March 8, 1943 in Lapeer to Leo and Marion (Forbush) VanWagnen. He graduated from Lapeer High School, class of 1961. Jim married Sandra Selders on June 21, 1986 in Lapeer. Jim was a gifted carpenter - Jim could build almost anything but he definitely had particular expertise at building kitchen cabinets and furniture. He worked many years with Gary Harris at Dr. Harris' Furniture Hospital. Jim was "Macgyver" - he could fix anything ! Above all, Jim loved time spent with family especially his grandkids. Jim was a great Pappy.

James is survived by his wife, Sandy; six children: Jeanne VanWagnen of Lapeer, Julie Hoffman of Lapeer, Jeff VanWagnen of North Branch, Kimberly (Jim) Ice of Clarksburg, WV, Thomas Davis, Jr. of California and Tammy (Mark) Fleming of Metamora; twelve grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; two sisters: Lorraine (Bill) Patow of Columbiaville and Darlene (David) Brown of Imlay City. Jim was preceded in death by his aforementioned parents; two sisters, Joan and Mary Ellen and an infant brother.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family or the American Cancer Society.

Visitation will be 4-8PM Sunday, July 7, 2019 at Muir Brothers Funeral Home, Lapeer. Jim’s funeral service will be at 11:00AM Monday, July 8, 2019 at Muir Brothers Funeral Home, Lapeer. Pastor Drew Jolly will officiate. Jim's family will receive friends from 10-11AM the morning of the funeral.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Muir Brothers Funeral Home, Lapeer. Condolences and memories may be left at www.MuirBrothersLapeer.com.


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Visitation

Sunday

7

Jul

4:00 PM 7/7/2019 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 7/7/2019 8:00:00 PM
Muir Brothers Funeral Home

1021 S Lapeer Road
Lapeer, MI 48446

Muir Brothers Funeral Home
1021 S Lapeer Road Lapeer 48446 MI
United States

Visitation

Monday

8

Jul

10:00 AM 7/8/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 7/8/2019 11:00:00 AM
Muir Brothers Funeral Home

1021 S Lapeer Road
Lapeer, MI 48446

Muir Brothers Funeral Home
1021 S Lapeer Road Lapeer 48446 MI
United States

Funeral Service

Monday

8

Jul

11:00 AM 7/8/2019 11:00:00 AM
Muir Brothers Funeral Home

1021 S Lapeer Road
Lapeer, MI 48446

Muir Brothers Funeral Home
1021 S Lapeer Road Lapeer 48446 MI
United States

Memorial Contribution

The Family

American Cancer Society

2413 S Linden Rd, Suite A
Flint, MI 48532
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