James M. Warner, age 90, of Jenison, went to be with his Lord and his beloved wife, Sylvia on Tuesday, August 25, 2015. He proudly served his country in WWII in the 82nd Airborne Division during the Normandy Invasion and the European Campaign. James retired from St. Mary’s Hospital, after 27 years of faithful service in the maintenance department. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. James loved spending time with his family and he faithfully attended all of his grandchildren’s activities. He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Sylvia; sons, Michael Warner and David Warner; daughter-in-law, Barb Warner; brother, Kenneth Warner; sisters, Betty Larabell, Maxine Hendrick. He is survived by his children, Diane and Jim Madsen, Sharon and Kevin Wohlford, Deb and Carl Rosekopf; 11 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and beloved dog, Misty. Funeral services will be held on Saturday 11 AM at Matthysse-Kuiper-DeGraaf Funeral Home (Grandville) 4145 Chicago Drive SW with Rev. Lee Buer officiating. Immediately following the service there will be a procession to Rosedale Memorial Park for a graveside service with military honors. Relatives and friends may meet the family Friday from 5-8 PM at the funeral home. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Hospice of Holland.

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August 30, 2015 12:54pm
Our Love & Prayers to all of the family with God's Blessings. When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure.

- Darlene & Max Sommerville

August 29, 2015 4:15am
Jimmy Warner was a true hero who earned our thanks and our respect. He was also a great uncle. I'll always remember hunting and fishing with him. He was so full of life. Bob Martin

- Bob Martin

August 28, 2015 3:33am
Diane, Sharon and Deb, I was so very sorry to hear about your Dad. I know he is together with your Mom again. I also know that your Mom and Dad are together again with my Mom and Dad. Love to you all.

- Judy(Farmer) Foster

August 28, 2015 2:16am
My deepest sympathy to the family, Jimmy was such a great guy, meeting with him and Sylvia for breakfast at Big Boy and playing dominoes twice a week was so much fun. There is not a time when we meet now for dominoes that I don't think of them and miss them terribly.

- Debbie Brown

August 27, 2015 11:10am
It was an honor to have met James and his wife Sylvia as a volunteer with Hospice of Holland. I had the privilege of being with them when they were still in their home - meeting them once a week. Later, when James was in a residence in Hudsonville followed with one in Grandville, I continued my weekly visits with James. These visits were always cordial and enjoyable. We would sit at the entry way to the residence and enjoy the great summer weather. On one occasion I played a game of cribbage with him. On other occasions I would turn the pages in a couple books that he had in his room and read selected portions to him. At all times James was a gentleman. He was soft spoken and kind. I will always remember both James and his wonderful wife Sylvia. I extend my condolences to their beautiful family.

- Carl J. Underhill




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