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James H. Stewart

August 1, 1930 ~ June 27, 2021 (age 90)


James H. Stewart, 90, of Ossineke passed away Sunday, June 27, 2021, at his home surrounded by his family.

Jim was born in Saginaw on August 1, 1930, to Malcolm and Marion (Strachan) Stewart.  He was honorably discharged as an Airdale of the U.S. Navy, Korean War, 1954.  He graduated from Eastern Michigan University.  On June 27, 1959, he married Lynne Simons.  Jim was part owner of the Abbe Insurance Agency and had a life career in the insurance industry.  He retired in 1992, moved to Ossineke.  In retirement he enjoyed singing in the First Congregational United Church of Christ’s choir, barbershop chorus, and quartet “The Sunrise Edition”, volunteering for Alpena General Hospital, and wintering in Florida.  He enjoyed sailing, golfing, photography, and a large miniature car collection.

Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Lynne; two daughters, Melissa (Don) Whitfield, Kristin (Mike) Petrusma; two grandchildren, Casey (Lex Reis) Whitfield, Sydney (Tony) Whitfield Sutliff; two step-grandsons, Josh (Michelle) Petrusma, Michael Petrusma and six step great grandchildren.

Mr. Stewart was preceded in death by sister, Sally Frahm.

Memorial visitation will take place Saturday, July 3, 2021, at the First Congregational United Church of Christ from 10 a.m. until the time of the memorial service at 12 p.m. with Rev. Dr. H. Robert Case officiating.  Cremation arrangements have been handled by the Bannan Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice of Michigan.

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Memorial Visitation
July 3, 2021

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
First Congregational UCC (Alpena&, Alpena)

Memorial Service
July 3, 2021

12:00 PM
First Congregational UCC (Alpena&, Alpena)


Hospice of Michigan
145 N. State Avenue, Alpena MI 49707
Tel: 1-989-358-4280