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James A. Rodanhisler

April 7, 1944 ~ September 18, 2017 (age 73)
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James A. Rodanhisler, age 73 of Dorr went to his heavenly home surrounded by his family after a long battle with cancer on Monday, September 18, 2017. He enjoyed fishing and having fish fry’s with family and friends. He also enjoyed traveling, camping, racing and trips to Florida in the winter. But above all Jim’s family was truly the center of his life. James was preceded in death by his parents Clem and Leona (Steffes) Rodanhisler along with an infant daughter and son. He is survived by his wife of 50 years Nancy (Engelsman); his children and grandchildren Doug (LuAnn) Hannah, Jarrett and Jacob; Carrie (Ken) Kurdelski, Caleb, Dylan and Jenna, Joel (Sherri), Devin, Ashley ad Caitlin.  His siblings Mary (Bob Raterink) Zacker, Don (Dee) Swanson, Diane (Larry) Gaca, Carol (Arthur) DeJongh, Pat (Rick Spicer) Belka, Jerry and Dianna, Janet (Bruce) Henderson; Nancy’s step-mother, Dorothy Engelsman; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Delores Pater, Linda (Bill) Raterink, Sandy (Arlan) Boersen, Wayne Engelsman and Brian (Torrie) Engelsman. A time for family and friends to visit with Jim’s family will be from 5-9pm Thursday, September 21, 2017 with a rosary being held at 5pm at the Kubiak-Cook Funeral Home, Dorr Chapel – 4330 18th St., Dorr, Michigan. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11am Friday, September 22 at St. Mary’s Visitation Catholic Church – 2459 146th Avenue, Byron Center, Michigan. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Visitation Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to Wings of Hope Hospice and St. Mary’s Visitation School. The family would like to thank Dr. Shockley, Metro Cancer Center and Wings of Hope Hospice for all of their care and compassion through Jim’s illness. The family welcomes messages and memories in their online guestbook at www.kubiakcook.com.


Charitable donations may be made to:

Wings of Hope Hospice
530 Linn St., Allegan MI 49010
Tel: 1-269-686-8659
Web: https://wingsofhopehospice.com/

St. Mary's Visitation Catholic School
2455-146th Ave. SW, Byron Center MI 49315
Tel: 1-616-681-9701
Web: http://www.smvschool.org/pages/St_Marys_Visitation_School



 Service Information

Visitation
Thursday
September 21, 2017

5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Kubiak-Cook Funeral Services - Dorr Chapel
4330
Dorr, MI 49323

Rosary
Thursday
September 21, 2017

5:00 PM
Kubiak-Cook Funeral Services - Dorr Chapel
4330
Dorr, MI 49323

Mass of Christian Burial
Friday
September 22, 2017

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
St. Mary's Visitation Parish
2459 146th Avenue
Byron Center, MI 49315


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