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James J. Tuyls

Battle Creek

James J. Tuyls, age 79,  died Wednesday December 18, 2013 at the Good Samaritan Hospice Residence.   James was born in Ford River, Michigan to Louis and Alice (Derouin) Tuyls.  Jim had owned and operated Jims Body Shop for many years and had been employed as a welder for the Clark Equipment Co. retiring in 1987. Jim and Bonnie resided in Baldwin, Mi from 1992 until July of this year. Jim enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, gardening and working on cars. 

He married Bonnie Nelson on June 6, 1953, she survives.  Also surviving are his daughters, Debra (Tom) Williamson of Indiana, Patricia (Keith) Rodriguez of Battle Creek, Mary Jo (Marty) Fruin of Bellevue, Cynthia (Rowland) Johnston of Battle Creek, Becky Tuyls of Battle Creek, Jody (Tim) Born of Battle Creek, and Vicky (Tim) Purple of Battle Creek, sons, James (Kimberlee) Tuyls Jr. , Todd Tuyls and Troy (Jennifer) Tuyls, all of Battle Creek. 23 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren, a sister, Carol Tuyls of Escanaba, MI.  Jim was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Harold Tuyls. 

A memorial service will be held 3:00 p.m. Sunday at the Calvary Apostolic Church, 511 Morgan Rd.  Memorials may be made to Good Samaritan Hospice.   Arrangements are by Bachman Hebble Funeral Service.  Visit Jim's webpage at www.bachmanhebble.com.

Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on Dec. 20, 2013
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