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January 13, 1931 - April 17, 2021

In accordance with James’s wish cremation will take place and a memorial to celebrate his life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice, c/o the funeral home.

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Age  90, went to be with his Lord and savior on April 17, 2021. He was born in Otsego, MI, on January 13, 1931, the son of the late Anthony and Frances (Mario) LoBretto. James was a wise, considerate, and loving man. He had a great passion for nature and being in God’s creation. “Meatball” as he was known by his friends, had a warm smile and firm handshake. He was a hard, dependable worker who retired as a supervisor from National Waterlift after 42 years. Upon retiring he fulfilled a lifelong dream of moving to Irons, MI, where he spent his days hunting, fishing, and birdwatching. James enjoyed the simple things in life and was most at peace watching nature through the window. He was a lifetime member of the NRA. He had a strong faith in the Lord. Above all James loved his family and friends and leaves them with the legacy of a life well lived. All who knew James will miss him! On September 26, 1974 he married Dolores (Ferguson) LoBretto, who survives. He is also survived by five children, Linda (Pierre) Cyr, James (Terri) LoBretto Jr., Frances (Ross) Brown, Tony (Priscilla) LoBretto, Timothy LoBretto; a stepson, Michael (Debbie) Riethmeier; many grandchildren, several great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and friends. He was also preceded in passing by a brother, six sisters, and a stepdaughter, Lisa Riethmeier.