Vieau, James David, Saginaw, Michigan

Beloved husband father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away Saturday, March 2, 2013 at The Aleda E. Lutz V.A. Medical Center Palliative Care Unit surrounded by his family. Age 87 years. The son of the late John Baptiste and Melvina (Cote) Vieau, James was born August 28, 1925 in Cheboygan, Michigan. He was the youngest of seven children and the last of his family. He graduated from Cheboygan High School and served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. Jim traveled with other veterans to Washington DC courtesy of Dow Chemical Honor Flights. Jim was the eleventh generation of Vieau’s in North America. He was always proud of his French heritage and culture. Jim married Kathryn Shirley Humphrey in 1948 in Cheboygan. She survives him. Jim worked for Dow Chemical Company retiring in 1987. He continued to paint homes and do handy work for himself as well as others. He faithfully fed the birds, planted garden and shared raspberries with family and friends. Surviving besides his wife Shirley are three sons and a daughter, James David II (Jan), Saginaw; Duane (Louanne), Houghton Lake; Richard (Sandra), Saginaw; Dianne (John) Hoffman, Kaleva; six grandchildren, Marc Vieau, Cadillac; Kevin Vieau, Saginaw; Kelly Vieau, New York; Lisa (Charles) Stadler, Frankenmuth; Nathan (Sarah) Hoffman, Grand Haven; Erica Vieau, Saginaw; two great-granddaughters, Riley and Reagan Stadler, Frankenmuth. James was preceded in death by four sisters and two brothers. Funeral Service will take place on Sunday March 10, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road (between Shattuck and McCarty). Reverends Duane and Dorothy Thon will officiate with Military Services conducted by American Legion Post #439. Friends may call at the funeral home where the family will be present on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until time of service. Burial will take place in Burt Mullet Township Cemetery on Monday, March 11, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Aleda E. Lutz V.A. Medical Center or Saginaw County Animal Shelter.