Obituary for James Edward Michels

James Edward Michels

Birth Date: May. 16th, 1918
Date Passed: Dec. 6th, 2017


James Edward Michels age 99, of Ravenna, MI died, Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at St. Mary’s Hospital. James was born on May 16, 1918 in Muskegon, MI to the late John E. and Mildred (Kitchen) Michels. He married Arlene V. (Bitson) Michels on August 2, 1937 and she preceded him on Death on February 21, 2002. He was a long time member of Twisting trails snowmobile club. He worked at Teledyne Continental Motors for 30 years. James is survived by 2 Sons: James (Sue) Michels and Larry Michels, 1 Daughter: Mickey Maycroft all of Ravenna. Numerous Grandchildren, Great-Grandchildren and Great-Great-Grandchildren. 1 Sister: Marion Grenell of Whitehall. 1 Sister in-law: Kay Phillips of Hart and 1 Son in-law: Carl Harris of Ravenna. Nieces and Nephews also survive. Funeral Services for James E. Michels will be conducted on Monday, December 11, 2017 at 12:00pm at the Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna with Pastor Carl Black officiating. Burial will be in Sunrise Memorial Gardens. The family will be at the funeral home on Monday, December 11, 2017 from 10:00am until the time of service to greet friends. Memorials may be directed to: Faith Hospice, Alzheimer’s Association or Storypointe of Rockford. Go to: or Facebook @ Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna Inc. to sign the online guestbook. The Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna is in charge of funeral arrangements. 231-853-6511


10:00am to 12:00pm


on Dec. 11th, 2017 at
Sunrise Memorial Garden
Map/Directions to Sunrise Memorial Garden