Jo Betz
B: 1933-08-28
D: 2018-03-15
View Details
Betz, Jo
Harold Bowman
B: 1932-07-11
D: 2018-03-14
View Details
Bowman, Harold
Jean Weber
B: 1927-03-22
D: 2018-03-06
View Details
Weber, Jean
Douglas Hewitt
B: 1958-07-18
D: 2018-03-06
View Details
Hewitt, Douglas
Janet Green
B: 1954-05-14
D: 2018-03-04
View Details
Green, Janet
Bonnie Slager-Shepard
B: 1933-08-10
D: 2018-03-03
View Details
Slager-Shepard, Bonnie
Phylis Mahoney
B: 1927-06-14
D: 2018-03-01
View Details
Mahoney, Phylis
Betty Ross
B: 1930-02-04
D: 2018-02-28
View Details
Ross, Betty
Stella Teitelbaum
B: 1917-02-08
D: 2018-02-28
View Details
Teitelbaum, Stella
Patrick Connor
B: 1953-06-28
D: 2018-02-26
View Details
Connor, Patrick
Gary Handy
B: 1943-01-01
D: 2018-02-26
View Details
Handy, Gary
Eric Forrester
B: 1968-06-27
D: 2018-02-23
View Details
Forrester, Eric
Steven Woloszyk
B: 1970-12-13
D: 2018-02-23
View Details
Woloszyk, Steven
Russell Gabier
B: 1927-10-01
D: 2018-02-18
View Details
Gabier, Russell
Judith Nash
B: 1944-09-12
D: 2018-02-16
View Details
Nash, Judith
Betty Babbitt
B: 1920-04-15
D: 2018-02-13
View Details
Babbitt, Betty
Elizabeth Plasick
B: 1934-10-23
D: 2018-02-12
View Details
Plasick, Elizabeth
Michael Labus
B: 1955-07-08
D: 2018-02-11
View Details
Labus, Michael
Helen Coats
B: 1930-07-20
D: 2018-02-03
View Details
Coats, Helen
Nancy Price
B: 1944-05-21
D: 2018-02-03
View Details
Price, Nancy
Cleo Belden
B: 1924-03-17
D: 2018-02-02
View Details
Belden, Cleo


Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
129 S. Grand P.O. Box 417
Schoolcraft, MI 49087
Phone: 269-679-5622
Fax: 269-679-5130

The Memorial Candle Program has been designed to help offset the costs associated with the hosting this Tribute Website in perpetuity. Through the lighting of a memorial candle, your thoughtful gesture will be recorded in the Book of Memories and the proceeds will go directly towards helping ensure that the family and friends of Lewis Blaisdell can continue to memorialize, re-visit, interact with each other and enhance this tribute for future generations.

Thank you.

Select Candle

Obituary for Lewis Blaisdell

Lewis Blaisdell
Blaisdell, Lewis J. "Jim" of Comstock

Jim Blaisdell, age 88, passed away unexpectedly January 21, 2018 at Borgess Hospital. He was born March 6, 1929 to Lynn J. Blaisdell and Lily Tenant and was a lifelong resident of the Kalamazoo area.

Jim served his country in the U. S. Army with the 107th Airbourne in Japan as a paratrooper.

He was a 1946 graduate of Kalamazoo Central High School and attended Olivet College from 1948-1951. Jim played football as a tackle in both high school and college.

Following college, Jim began his career as a salesman working at his father's business, Gates Mfg Company and then as a regional sales manager for U. S. Sanitary Corporation.

Eventually, Jim owned and operated Speed's Coffee Shop in Washington Square and then the J&B Tavern in Delton for many years until becoming a realtor in the Kalamazoo area.

In his life's journey, Jim showed great determination and was resilient when he faced adversities and challenges.

Jim was preceded in death by a brother, David Blaisdell, sister, Barbara Rutledge and a step-daughter, Virginia Tucholski of Pa. Surviving are his beloved wife of 42 years, Barbara J. Blaisdell, son Jerry (Gigi) Blaisdell, daughter, Bonnie (Charlie) Mills of Cal; brother, Donald K.
(Sue) Blaisdell; stepchildren, Linda (Paul) Combs, Donald (Margie) Smith; several grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

No service is planned. A memorial service will take place at a later date at Ft. Custer National Cemetery with military honors.

Order Flowers