Funeral Services11AM - Wednesday, May 20 at Woodside Cemetery in Baldwin
James Allen Joseph Michels, age 63 of Downing and formerly of Hammond, died on May 13, 2015. James was born May 28, 1951 in Saint Paul MN. He grew up in Saint Paul, and attended Central High School. He enlisted in the military June 1968 to June 1974 for the US Army, and was stationed in Germany.
James worked in manufacturing and factories, retiring from Ideal Door in 2012. He enjoyed playing pool and the outdoors, as an avid hunter and fisherman.
James was a man of great wisdom, and held many lifelong friends, and met many friends during his life. Always a great listener, and shared many laughs, James was a true friend who reached out and touched many lives, and left footprints on many hearts.
James was preceded in death by Glen and Elphie Larson, Edmund Michels, Kenneth Michels, Margaret Michels, and Christopher Michels. He is survived by Aaron Michels, Richard Michels, Adam and Mindi Jaworski, grandchildren, Donovan Hill, Payne Jaworski, Joey Jaworski, Ivy Nestrud, Marcus Jaworski, and Ryan Jaworski.
Graveside funeral service with military honors will be 11AM Wednesday, May 20th at Woodside Cemetery in Baldwin with Pastor John Hanson officiating. Memorials preferred.