James S. Stealy, 66, of Marshall died on Sunday November 15, 2020 at Spectrum Health System Butterworth in Grand Rapids.
Jim was born on November 10, 1954 in Marshall to Morrell and Joanne (Schmidt) Stealy. He graduated from Marshall High School in 1972. Jim was married to Rodna Rudolph on May 5, 1973. Their marriage lasted 13 years and they had three sons Jim, Jason, and Jeffery.
Jim started working with his parents Joanne and Duane "Bud" Moe at their business Bud's Wrecker in Marshall as soon as he was able. After selling the wrecker service in the early 1980's, Jim drove truck for several years. He worked for Avery and Roadway, among others. Jim had a love for sports and collecting sports cards. In the early 1990's he opened Bullpen Sports Cards in Marshall. After selling Bullpen Sports Cards he bought an embroidery machine, opened and operated Graphic Embroidery in downtown Marshall for several years. Jim semi-retired taking a job as National Catastrophe Claims Adjuster. As an independent contractor claims adjuster, a majority of his work was with State Farm Insurance traveling all over. Jim was a sports enthusiast and enjoyed sports at every level. He was an avid bowler and golfer taking part in several leagues in the area, and he enjoyed fishing. Jim was supportive of his three boys and his grandchildren. He truly enjoyed attending their sporting events and traveled many miles to sit in the stands to show his support.
He is survived by his sons, Jim (Karen) Stealy II, Jason (Jessica) Stealy, and J.D. (Tiffany) Stealy; eight grandchildren; father Duane "Bud" Moe, siblings, Kim Hess, Timothy (Cynthia) Stealy, and Jr. (Connie Monroe) Stealy, Steve Moe, Scott (Danette) Moe, Sherry Moe, and Susan (Jack) Leffew. He was preceded in death by his mother.
Visitation will take place from 3-8pm on Thursday November 19, 2020 at the Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Service 723 US Hwy 27 N Marshall MI 49068. **Due to Covid19 please use marked entrances and exits and masks and social distancing. Also following all safety measures from State Guidelines will be practiced** Additionally a limited to number of people will be allowed in the building. The funeral service will be played on Jim's obituary page of the website https://www.kempffuneralhome.com Funeral services celebrating his life will take place at 4:30pm on Friday November 20, 2020 at the Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services 723 US Hwy 27 N Marshall MI 49068 with Reverend James Codde officiating. A private family interment will take place at Hotchkiss Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions are requested to Marshall Athletic Boosters for the Baseball and Bowling programs. In light of the current restriction memorials can be mailed to Kempf Funeral Home PO Box 519 Marshall MI 49068 for delivery to charity. Leave a personal message for the family and sign the online guestbook at https://www.kempffuneralhome.com
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