James Richard Stine Sr., 87, of Bridgman, passed away peacefully Nov. 12, 2021, in St. Joseph.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 19, at Pike Funeral and Cremation Services, Boyd Chapel, 9191 Red Arrow Highway, Bridgman, with the Rev. Ed Meyer officiating. Friends can meet with the family from 10-11 a.m. at the funeral home prior to the service.
Memorial contributions can be given to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
To leave an online condolence, visit www.PikeFH.com.
Jim was born Feb. 9, 1934, in Freeport, Ill., the son of the late William and Lorretta (Dittmar) Stine.
On June 18, 1954, he married his lifelong love, Jeanette Myers.
Jim was a residential homebuilder in Michigan and Florida, and was a former member of the Bridgman Fire Department and the Lake Township Ambulance Service. Jim was an avid pilot and a longtime saxophone player in the Stine Brothers Polka Band. He enjoyed golfing and cooking at the American Legion fish fry for many years.
Survivors include his wife, Jeanette; sons, James (Peggy) Stine and John (Sharon) Stine; grandchildren, Tricia (Rich) Smith, Jeffry (Corrine Fleming) Stine, Eric (Jessica) Stine and Christi Stine; great-grandchildren, Braeden, Gavin and Owen Smith; brothers, Michael (Lanene Webster) Stine, Russell (Sally) Stine, and Sherry (Elmer) Darnell; sisters-in-law, Florence and Norma Stine; and many nieces and nephews.
Jim also was preceded in death by his brothers, Bert Stine and Jack Stine; sister, Peg Krieger; and brother-in-law, Darwin Krieger.