Meyers, James, Saginaw, Michigan

Passed away on Friday, May 11, 2012 at age 81 years. James was born in Saginaw, Michigan, March 17, 1931, the only son of Aloysius and Pauline (Bisjan) Meyers. A Saginaw resident his entire life, he was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church and graduated from St. Andrew High School in 1949. Following graduation, Jim served in the United States Navy. He attended GMI in Flint and then took employment with Saginaw Steering Gear. During his years at GM, he studied electrical engineering and became a certified electrical contractor. For many years, he taught classes at C.O.C. and Delta College. Jim continued teaching National Electrical Code classes after his retirement from GM and retired from teaching just recently. Jim loved to hunt and fish in the Upper Peninsula and Canada, enjoyed snowmobiling in Michigan, woodworking and winemaking. He spent a great deal of time in the summer gardening and competed with Mart Frollo to see who could grow the largest tomatoes. He was also a member of the VFW and the American Legion Post 439. If you ever saw Jim driving around, you knew it was him in his red pickup, white painter pants and one of his many colorful hats. Surviving are his beloved wife, Josephine (Frollo) Meyers and his daughters and their families: Barry & Barbara (Meyers) Anderson; Jason & Bailey (Anderson) Gearing & Rowan Anderson Gearing (first great grandchild). Brianna Anderson and her fiancé Andrew Walsh, Britta Anderson; Patricia (Meyers) Wilson, Jamie Wilson, Nicholas Wilson, Taylor Wilson, Hannah Wilson, Ian Wilson.; Carolyn Meyers, Logan Meyers and Joey Meyers; Stephen & Mary Beth (Meyers) Kolaja, Zachary Kolaja & Natalie Kolaja. He also leaves behind his beloved cat, Taz. Funeral service will take place on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church. Fr. Ron Wagner will officiate with burial in St. Andrew Cemetery. Friends may call at the McIntyre Funeral Chapel, 500 N. Michigan Ave., on Tuesday, May 15 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. and at the church on Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service. Military honors conducted by the American Legion Post 439. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the American Heart Association or the charity of their choice.