James Vandercook Obituary – Monroe, MI


James “Jim” Gaylord Vandercook, 88, of Monroe, Michigan handed away on Monday, September 9, 2019 within the consolation of his house. He was born on July 9, 1931 in Dundee, Michigan to Gaylord and Hazel (Miller) Vandercook. He married Patricia L. Bolinger on November 15, 1952 in Angola, Indiana.

Jim was a robust and humble man, most likely identified finest for serving others. He served his nation from 1949 to 1953 as a Sergeant within the U.S. Military and fought within the Korean Warfare. He served his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ as a constitution member of Dundee Baptist Church, the place he was chairman of the deacons for a few years. He additionally served his neighbors by mowing grass for many who have been unable effectively into his senior years. Many would name him a hero.

Jim was employed by Ford Motor Firm in Monroe for 35 years as a machine repairman, retiring in 1991.

Jim’s household was his delight and pleasure. There was nothing he would not do for any of his 5 youngsters, 15 grandchildren, or 29 great-grandchildren. Along with spending time together with his family members, he additionally loved bowling and gardening in his free time.

Along with his mother and father, Jim is preceded in loss of life by his daughter, Susan (Vandercook) Szirony; his brothers, Robert, Donald, William, Russell, John, Ray, Rolland, Marvin and Gerald Vandercook; and sister-in-law, Betty Vandercook. He’s survived by his spouse of over 66 years; his youngsters, James (Michele) Vandercook II of Ida, Kim (Robert) Simmons of Toledo, Karen (Greg) Elder of Monroe, and Jennifer (Michael) Burkhardt of Toledo; son-in-law Charles Szirony of Toledo; his grandchildren, Jeremy, Robert, Justin, Michael, Jordan, James, Josh, Jason, Jared, Shayne, Sarah, Joel, Ashley, Alyssa, and Benjamin; 29 great-grandchildren; his siblings, Helen Hyden, Larry and Edwin Vandercook all of Monroe., and lots of nieces and nephews.

Household and pals could go to from four p.m. to eight p.m. Thursday and Friday at Bacarella Funeral Dwelling, 1201 S. Telegraph Rd. the place companies will likely be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 14, 2019. Rev. Harold Raymond, Pastor of Dundee Baptist Church will officiate adopted by burial at Roselawn Memorial Park with army honors supplied by VFW Submit 1138 of which he was a life member.

In lieu of flowers, the household suggests making a memorial contribution to or Dundee Baptist Church.

On-line condolences and particular recollections could also be shared with the household by visiting the obituary web page at www.bacarellafuneralhome.com.