Visitation: Thursday, March 1, 2018 from 2-4 P.M. and 6-8 P.M. at the Schipper Funeral Home
Funeral: Friday, March 2, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. from the Factoryville Bible Church
James L. Saxman age 75 of Leonidas passed away Sunday, February 25, 2018 at his home after three years of failing health.
Jim was born December 11, 1942 in Battle Creek, MI a son to the late Wesley H. and Gertrude C. (Cooley) Saxman.
Jim lived most all of his life in the Leonidas area, graduating from Colon High School with the class of 1961.
On October 1, 1977 he married Linda Mikolajczyk in Leonidas.
He had worked for Eaton Corporation in Marshall for 35 ½ years, retiring in 1997. He had also raised pigs, and farmed from 1967 to 1990.
His passion was the out of doors, he was a member of the NRA, Pheasants Forever chapter 615, Ducks Unlimited, Delta Waterfowl Association, MUCC and the NTA.
He is survived by his wife Linda Saxman of Leonidas, children; James (Tammy) Saxman of Florida, Tammy (Donnie) Hogle of Florida, Janine (Ron) Wells of Indiana, and Dennis (Shaunna) Saxman of Leonidas, three sisters; Judith (Carl) Quirin of Sturgis, Kathryn (Leon) Barrett of Colon, Mary Ellen (Sam) Otterpohl of Land O Lakes, WI, sister-in-law Marilyn Saxman of Colon, several grand and great grandchildren, mom Dorothy Saxman of Leonidas, four step-brothers and sisters, several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was proceeded in death by his brother, Raymond Saxman.
The family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday, from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. at the Schipper Funeral Home LTD. In Colon. Funeral services celebrating the life of James L. Saxman will be Friday, March 2, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at the Factoryville Bible Church with viewing from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. Cremation will follow and private interment of ashes will take place at a later date. If desired, memorials may be made in memory of Jim to Pheasants Forever Chapter 615. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.