Jim B. Heitkamp
Heitkamp, Mr. Jim B., Bay City, Michigan Loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away Saturday, April 15, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. Age 88 years. The son of the late Joseph and Mae (Benford) Heitkamp, Jim was born on July 17, 1928 in Saginaw, Michigan. He married Donna Hill on March 24, 1956. She predeceased him on October 31, 2009. Jim was employed as parts manager at International Harvester, Gateway International and retired from Weiland in 1990. He was a member of Ames United Methodist Church. He enjoyed coin collecting, was an avid reader and a devoted University of Michigan Football and Detroit Tiger fan. Most of all, Jim loved time spent at Lake Missaukee as well as time spent with his family. Surviving are two daughters, one son and their spouses, Vickie and Robert Schroeder, San Antonio, Texas; Ellen and Dave Mook, Bay City; Jim Heitkamp II and his wife Debra, Saginaw; nine grandchildren, Crystal (David), Eric (Kelsi), Donald (Heather), Erik (Jenessa), Christopher (Martha), Ezra (Danielle), Jedidiah (Danielle), Shelby (Phil) and Kasey; six great-grandchildren, Saree, Logan, Leander, Violet, Madison and Harper; one brother, Joseph (Bev) Heitkamp Jr.; a sister, Mary Jane Heitkamp; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Dr. Victor L. Hill II and his wife Mary, Saginaw; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will take place 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Rd. (Between Shattuck and McCarty). Rev. Douglas E. Mater will officiate with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home where the family will be present on Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Jude Children's Hospital.
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