James Edwin Demarest
1958 - 2020
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James Edwin Demarest

June 8, 1958 - December 29, 2020

James "Jim" Demarest passed away peacefully at the University of Michigan Hospital surrounded by his wife and children.

Jim was born June 8, 1958 to William and A. Lugene Demarest in Battle Creek, Michigan. On August 26, 1978, he married Denise M. Sygnecki. They have two children Christopher "CJ" Demarest (Emily Plodzik), and Stephanie Cornish (Zack Cornish), both of Battle Creek. He was proceeded in death by his father, William, in 1986. He is survived by his mother, his wife, two children, three grandchildren Emily, Austin and Anthony Demarest (all of Battle Creek), a brother (Thomas and Ann Demarest of North Carolina), and several special nieces and nephews.

A socially-distanced walk-through visitation will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2020 at Bachman Hebble Funeral Home from 2 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Staff will be taking steps to ensure everyone's safety, and masks are required. A private family burial will be held at a later date. A full obituary is available at https://bachmanhebble.com

The family is planning an outdoor Celebration of Life to honor the legacy Jim leaves behind, with details to be announced at a later date.

The family requests donations be made to James E. Demarest Memorial, in care of Battle Creek Community Foundation, 32 W. Michigan Ave. Suite 1, Battle Creek, MI 49017. Checks can be made out to: BCCF Demarest Memorial, or donations made by visiting https://www.bccfoundation.org/fund/james-e-demarest-memorial-fund. Arrangements by Bachman Hebble Funeral Service, Battle Creek, MI.

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Published in Battle Creek Enquirer from Jan. 2 to Jan. 3, 2021.
02:00 - 05:30 PM
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January 20, 2021
Jim had a smile for everyone . . . A true spirit . . . Everything you've got to the plate and follow through . . . It was his style in everything he did . . .
Catarino Ramon
January 9, 2021
So sorry for your loss. Jim was always ready with a smile and a chat whenever I saw him. He is a true loss to the community.
Pat Simmons
January 3, 2021
So sorry to hear this! My prayers ate for comfort for Denise and family. This is a big loss! Jim was so kind and sweet. He always remembered his friends and their families and was so interested in hearing about our lives! Rest in peace Jim!
Jolene Searls Shaw
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