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September 6, 1946 - November 13, 2020

In accordance with his wishes, cremation will take place and no service will occur. Memorial donations may be made to Animal Rescue Project, 219 Peekstok, Kalamazoo, MI 49001, in honor of his beloved adopted cats and family’s volunteerism.

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I will miss the weekly golf game that I shared with Jim, We had a fun time golfing and critiquing each others game, which by the way, did nothing to improve our scores. Sympathy to his wife and family, I know he will be sadly missed. Goodbye old partner.

Posted by Dick Malnar on November 25, 2020

I enjoyed golfing with Jim on the Wednesday Moose League. My sympathy to his family.

Posted by Bruce Beckman on November 23, 2020

So sad to hear about this news. I hired in 1985, and was assigned m/n lines, right next to Q-line where Jim was. Being a “newby” and not real experienced at the tricks of the trade in this huge field, had problems. Jim was always willing to step in and “nicely” help you! He was a great guy, condolences to the family!

Posted by Rick Atkinson on November 19, 2020

Will miss your smile and laugh and good times at bowling and golf. Condolences to the family. Marc

Posted by Marc Worst on November 19, 2020

My heart goes out to your family. I truly enjoyed our chats at bowling and sharing our woodworking photos with each other. You were always so respectful to all and always had such a smile. I am glad to have known you and will miss you.

Posted by Jim Rock on November 19, 2020

I will always remember Jim Ferguson as a very kind, loving, generous and humble person, who made me and my family feel completely at home when we visited he and Jane. It was obvious that he and Jane had a very special marriage, one to cherish for the support and understanding they gave each other. I greatly appreciate the hospitality he and Jane showed to my daughter, Alexandra, the times when she visited and stayed with them. I want to thank Jim\'s family and Jane\'s many friends for the support they have given to Jane since Jim passed.

Posted by Juliana Vidich on November 16, 2020

Dad and I a made a rare connection when I was hired by the developer that purchased the Fisher Body plant where he worked most of his life. He spent more time there than anywhere else and working on the rebirth of that facility allowed me to get to know a side of his life I would not have and him to see what I did. Dad brought lunch to me a couple times while the select demolition was occurring and we would sit in the back parking lot watching the man that sorted rubble from remains on the World Trade Center bombing site, carefully sort debris into groups for recycling. We had the interior 2.2 million square feet to ourselves and walked the route by which he would enter and exit the plant each day - locker room to find his locker; cafeteria; loading dock where he remembered trying to escape the heat one day, yet the dock was 104 degrees; 'Quaker Line" where he was a tool and dye maker, lost part of a finger and gained the grease embedded in his nails and calloused hands; break room where he and his fellow workers would share potlucks and escape the sweltering summer heat; and where he waited to take the entry test the day he applied to work there. It opened the both figurative and literal guarded door that only those that worked there were allowed to enter and gain an understanding of the dedicated, hardworking man my father was.

Posted by Courtney James on November 16, 2020

Our deepest sympathy to Jim's entire family! We are so saddened by his death. Ken was always glad that Jim could join the Father's day golf trips. He sure will be missed on the Tuesday traveling golf group too.

Posted by Ken and Kathy Noble on November 16, 2020

Jim was a great friend and golfing buddy. Farewell and will miss you bunches.

Posted by Rick & Carol Pileri on November 16, 2020