James "Jim" Shrauger
1943 - 2021
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Shrauger, James "Jim" Kalamazoo Age 77, passed away on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. Jim was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan on May 22, 1943, the son of the late Raymond and Phyllis (Cleland) Shrauger. He graduated from Climax-Scotts High School and served his country honorably in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Jim was a retiree of the Upjohn Co. and enjoyed the outdoors, especially walking and camping. He is survived by his wife, Marcia M. Shrauger; sons, Scott (Tomi Jo Janisse) Shrauger and Greg (Marjory) Thompson; grandchildren, Jordan and Hunter Shrauger, Brenna and Joey Janisse, Autum Libbey and Travis Thompson; father and mother in-law, Bob and Joyce Scott; sister in-law, Lurinda Shrauger; brother in-law, Bob (Pam) Scott and nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his brothers, Jerry and Jon. In accordance with his wishes, cremation will take place and burial with full military honors will be held at Ft. Custer National Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions may be given to Valley Family Church, West Michigan Cancer Center or Rose Arbor Hospice Residence. Friends and family may share a condolence message online at www.joldersma-klein.com.



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Published in Kalamazoo Gazette from Apr. 14 to Apr. 18, 2021.
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April 18, 2021
A best friend who was more a family member to us. That's what JB was to us. So many memories Steve and I will always have. Bowling, golf, camping and so many dinners over more than 43+ years. Sharing good times with our buddies. Our hearts, sympathy and prayers so out to Marcia, Greg, Scott and their families as they go through this difficult time. Love Always, Steve and Penny
Steve and Penny Wiley
Friend
April 18, 2021
Marcia and family
We are so very sorry for the loss of Jim. We'll always remember his infectious smile and all the miles you two put on walking around the park. May God be with you.
Steve and Sherry Neeser
Neighbor
April 16, 2021
Marcia,
I am saddened by the news of Jim’s passing. I know this sucks, no other words can describe it. I hope he and my Jim are laughing like they used to do at Company D. Sending you big HUGS. Sue
Sue Saunders
Friend
April 16, 2021
Dear Marcia, Scott and family,
So sorry for your loss of Jim. I first knew Jim as a teenager because he was a neighbor of my grandmother on Long Lake. Later on our paths would cross because he is a distant cousin of my husband. I will remember his good sense of humor.
Debbie Myers Daly
Friend
April 16, 2021
I worked with Jim a lot at Upjohn. Always had fun and Jim made each day easy because he had a good attitude. I think about those days often. God Bless the family.
J. DeVries
Coworker
April 16, 2021
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Mike and Tricia Linderman
Friend
April 15, 2021
I worked with Jim for quite a few years. He was a wonderful person. Always making me smile as he walked by my desk. He will be missed. My heart goes out to his wife and family. Sending you all healing thoughts ❤
Lisa Prihoda
Coworker
April 15, 2021
Marcia Sorry for your loss thoughts and prayers for the Shrauger family. I remember the good time with Jim at the bowling alley and on the golf course. He will be missed.
james Brodhagen
Friend
April 15, 2021
We are sorry for your loss. We will always remember Jim and you for your fast walks around the park and the precious care you both gave to your 5th wheel. He was always a bundle of energy. We will be praying that God will give you strength and peace during this time of sorrow.
Don & Jan Ritsema
Neighbor
April 15, 2021
Marcha,I have only had the privilege of knowing you and him for four years,but it is enough to let me see what a great couple you are.so sorry for you and your kids.
Mick stoops
Neighbor
April 15, 2021
Marcia, I am so sorry to hear about Jim. He was good, kind, honest with a great sense of humor! Know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care of yourself
Mary Schuster
Friend
April 15, 2021
To Jim's family, I offer my condolence for their loss.
Thomas Speese
Friend
April 15, 2021
Jim was a fellow Vietnam Veteran and my neighbor for several years. He fought a tough fight with cancer and I salute him for the many years he survived. To Marcia we are so sad for your loss and God bless you in your days ahead grieving with Jim's passing. He will be missed by many .
Mike & Pat Mulligan
Neighbor
April 15, 2021
Marsh our sympathy is with you and family, it seams like yesterday we were back door friends in Florida, all the day trips that we spent having fun at different places from the beaches to mountain's of N.C. we would not trade the friendship for anything. John and Jo Morrison
Jo Morrison
Friend
April 15, 2021
We are so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. He was always smiling and had a great sense of humor. To Marcia and Jim's Family, We offer our deepest condolences and hope Jim rests in everlasting peace. May God bless His entire Family.
Larry and Marilyn Bontrager Family
Friend
April 15, 2021
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
John and Jo Morrison
Friend
April 14, 2021
Jim was a very good person and a very kind person. I had the chance to stay with him and Marsha in Florida with my daughter Andrea Fitzgerald and family. What a great time we had. Love him and Marsha great people.


Virginia Harrington
Friend
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