James Miling

James Edward "Jim" Miling

October 21, 1928 - February 5, 2019
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MILING – James E. Miling, age 90, of Grand Rapids, passed away on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. He is preceded in death by his brother, Jack Miling. Jim is survived by brother and sisters-in-law, David (Ruthann) Miling and Kathy Miling; children, Steven (Terri) Miling, Diane (Pete) Russo, Daniel (Maria) Miling, Jeffrey (Barbara) Miling, Robert (Melissa) Miling, Michael (Laura) Miling, and Lisa Wieringa; twenty-four grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. Jim proudly served his country during the Korean War. He had a great love for the outdoors, and many happy memories camping and fishing on the mouth of the Two Hearted River in the U.P. “Grandpa Jim” enjoyed serving as camp cook, along with his faithful dog, Tanner, for the Lincoln and Hillcrest environmental schools. He was honored to join his fellow veterans on the Talons Out Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. and enjoyed overseas travels to visit family in Spain. Later in life, Jim enjoyed walking and visiting friends at Riverside Park and having coffee at Fat Boy on Plainfield. Most of all, Jim treasured time spent with his family, grandkids and great-grandkids. The celebration of Jim's life will be Monday, July 22, 2019, at Grand Rapids Home for Veterans Cemetery with a graveside service at 12:00 noon. Following the service, there will be a luncheon and time of fellowship, from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., at the American Legion Boat and Canoe Club, 401 North Park Street, NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525.
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  • Service

    Grand Rapids Home For Veterans
    3000 Monroe NE
    GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49505
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    Pastor Bruce Kalish
  • Interment

    Grand Rapids Home For Veterans
    3000 Monroe NE
    GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49505
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He was a good man, he will be missed and remembered fondly.

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