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James M. "Jim"

November 11, 1956 – July 28, 2019

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Obituary for James M. "Jim" Printke

James “Jim” Michael Printke, 62, of Coldwater, passed away on Sunday, July 28, 2019 at his home. A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, August 3, 2019 from 2:00 until 4:00 PM at Bill’s Grill House in Coldwater. The family is being cared for by Dutcher Funeral Home in Coldwater. Jim was born November 11, 1956 in Coldwater to Frank and Barbara (DePew) Printke. He was raised by Rose Printke as his mother sadly passed away during childbirth. Jim worked as a machine operator for many years with many different companies in the Coldwater and Bronson areas. Jim was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved coaching and watching baseball, cooking Thanksgiving turkey and baking cookies. He also loved woodworking, which he had made many walking sticks. His greatest love was for his children and grandchildren. Jim is survived by his father; Frank (Wanda) Printke of Coldwater, his children; Jena L. (Rob) Thorp of Quincy and Sean (Jaylee Miller) Printke of Indianapolis, Indiana; his grandchildren; Emalyn, Ethan and Elliot Thorp, his sisters; Cathy (Wayne) Grissom of Coldwater and JoAnn Kehoe of Coldwater; his niece, Niki (Joe) Hoard and his nephews; Terry Lee Modert and Chris Modert. He was preceded in death by his biological mother Barbara Printke and his mother Rose Printke. Memorial contributions may be directed to the family.


When Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bill's Grill House
270 Narrows Road
Coldwater, MI 49036
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