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May 15, 1932 - December 21, 2021

A private graveside service will be held in the future. He and Joan will be laid to rest together in Benzonia Cemetery, Benzonia Twp.

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James F. Webber passed away peacefully in his home in Portage Michigan on December 21, 2021. Jim was born May 15, 1932 in Detroit Michigan, the son of Rolland & Lucille Webber. Jim grew up in Birmingham MI, and enjoyed sports, hunting, and his first love, fishing! Jim earned his Bachelors & Masters degree from Western Michigan University. He met the love of his life Joan Arlene Ryan while at WMU also. Jim was in the service (Army) for two years following college. Jim married his wife Joan on April 7, 1956, and spent 64 years of marriage together until her passing on February 8, 2020. Jim was a teacher at Loy Norrix High School and coached the varsity hockey team. He was very successful coaching and had a positive impact on the lives of students during his tenure. Jim retired to the north woods of Honor, Michigan where he and Joan lived out their retirement dreams surrounded by family and friends. Jim also was involved in politics and was elected official in Lake Township. Jim is survived by his two sons; Brad & Al; grandchildren; Tiffany, Heather, Shelby and Bradley; and great grandchildren, Blakely, Archer, and Adaline. Jim is also survived by his younger brother Tim Webber. Jim will be remembered as a dedicated husband and father. He was a man of integrity and was as honest as the day is long. Jim was full of wisdom and had a great sense of humor. He led by example and was happiest enjoying the simple pleasures of life. Rest in peace big fella, you’ve earned it.