While growing up in Grand Ledge he worked for his father, who owned the local family funeral home. In 1956 Jim moved to Greenville, and following in his fathers footsteps became a licensed funeral director and took over a funeral home which he ran with his family until 2002.
Jim was always active in the Greenville community, early on as a reserve police officer and a volunteer firefighter as well as active duty in the National Guard. Jim was a longtime board member at United Memorial Hospital, an official for the Salvation Army and a member of the Lions Club.
Throughout his life, Jim was an avid sports fan, from captaining the 1951 Grand Ledge championship baseball team, to being a longtime season ticket holder for Michigan and Michigan State football and basketball. In retirement he shifted his energy to his favorite fulltime job, spoiling his grandchildren.
Jim is survived by his wife of over 60 years Carole, daughters Lori Teman (Rich Kelps) of Greenville and Julie (Tim) Daudelin of Spring Lake; grandchildren Ashley (Steve) DeWitt of Rockford, Sydney and Matthew Daudelin both of Spring Lake; son in law David Harvey of Spring Lake; sister in law Lorraine Teman of Greenville; brothers in law Ronald Huizenga, Robert Russette of St. Clair Shores and Carl Huizenga of Grand Rapids, and by many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers George (Polly) Teman and Don Teman, father and mother in law Fred and Gertrude Huizenga, brothers and sisters in laws Louis (Carolyn) Huizenga and Fred (Donna) Huizenga, Jr. and Donna Huizenga.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. at the Marshall Funeral Home, Greenville. Funeral Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, December 20, 2018 at Marshall Funeral Home. Burial will be in Rest Haven Memory Gardens.
Memorial contributions in Jim's name can be made to a charity of your choice. Arrangements are by the Marshall Funeral Home, Greenville, with complete obituary online at www.marshallfuneralhomeinc.com where you can leave a message of condolences.