Shinners Sr., James J., Saginaw, Michigan

Passed away Friday, August 12, 2011 at the Cartwright Center at the age of 94 years. He was born November 9, 1916 in Appleton, Wisconsin to the late George and Lydia (Rossmeisel) Shinners. He attended Western State Teachers' College (now Western Michigan University). He was a proud veteran of WW II serving with the U. S. Army 890th Signal Corp in the European Theatre. He married Mary Agnes Schlick on October 17, 1942; she predeceased him December 13, 1995. He had been employed by the Dudley Paper Co. and after a corporate merger, the Copco Paper Company. He was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Jim was active in a number of secular, civic and sporting associations. He was the consummate epicure and host, an unexcelled raconteur, with a warm friendly table always open to all. He exhibited the warmest smile and had a friendly greeting or expression for every person and situation. He was a man of faith, generous in every way. Surviving are three sons and four daughters and their spouses: Mary Rita (William) Huenefeld, Seattle, Washington, James Jake (Judi) Shinners, Saginaw, Martha M. Shinners, Olympia, Washington, John (Jill) Shinners, Saginaw, Brigid Shinners, Oregon House, California, Matthew Shinners, Saginaw, Barbara (Bill) Hume, San Francisco, California; ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by four brothers: George, Thomas, Paul and John and three sisters, Mary, Barbara and Rita. Funeral liturgy will take place on Friday, August 19, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1035 N. River Road. Rev. David Parsch will officiate. Military burial will take place at St. Andrews Cemetery under the auspices of VFW Post #1859. Friends may call at the W. L. Case and Company Funeral Chapel, 201 N. Miller Road, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. on Thursday where they may meet with relatives at 8:00 p.m. for a prayer service. They may then call at the church on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider Holy Spirit Parish Building Fund or Trout Unlimited.