James Richard Schiermyer

Hale, Michigan formerly of Morenci, Michigan
April 4, 1947 - June 12, 2020


The family will receive relatives and friends at the Hale First United Methodist Church from 11:00 AM Tuesday, June 16, 2020 until the time of service at 1:00 PM.

Service Location

Hale First United Methodist Church


A Celebration of Life service will be offered at 1:00 PM Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at the Hale First United Methodist Church (210 West Main Street, Hale, Michigan 48739).

Obituary Notice

James Richard Schiermyer, age 73 of Hale, formerly of Morenci, Michigan, passed away peacefully on June 12, 2020 with his family by his side after a courageous battle.

He is survived by his beloved wife; Jacqueline Schiermyer. Loving children; Adam (Leslie) Schiermyer of Queen Creek, AZ, Dr. Matthew (Mindy) Schiermyer of Vero Beach, FL, Jill (Trevor) Ackerson of Kalamazoo, MI, Jacob (Nicole) Farrand of Hale, MI, Emily (Tyson) Evans of Oscoda, MI and Elizabeth (Aaron Anderson) Farrand of Grand Rapids, MI. Adored grandchildren; Addison, Madden, Crew, Mackenzie, Sutton, Nolan, Emerson, Aubrey, Henley-Jo, Jaxx, Stella, Cash, Brayden and Rush. Dear sister; Marilyn Eckhart. Brothers-in-law’s; William Byers, Ron (Pam) Meyer and Mike (Michelle) Meyer. Jim’s children’s mother; Kathy Schiermyer. Many nieces, nephews and friends also survive.

Jim was preceded in death by his stepson; Benjamin Farrand and sister; Carolyn Byers.

Jim was born in Toledo, Ohio to the late; Lawrence and Gladys (Edinger) Schiermyer on April 4, 1947 and honorably served our country with the United States Navy. He was an avid sport’s fan-a die hard Buckeye and loved any baseball game, but his favorite games to watch were the ones his kids and grandkids played in. He never missed a game when his kids were growing up, loved watching his adult sons coach, and his grandkids play. Jim was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Morenci & Hale, the Hale First United Methodist Church, American Legion Post 368 and VFW Post 3724. He enjoyed camping, traveling and cherished time with friends and family.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to “Jim’s Girl” and “Jacquie’s Rock”; Alex, of Compassus Hospice and her colleague; Stacy G.

A Celebration of Life will be offered at 1:00 PM Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at the Hale First United Methodist Church (210 West Main Street, Hale, MI) with Pastor Melvin Leach officiating.. The family will receive relatives and friends at the church from 11:00 AM Tuesday until the time of service.

Jim has been cremated and concluding his memorial service, he will be laid to rest with Military Honors at the Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Michigan.


Memorial Contributions may be made in memory of Jim to either Compassus Hospice or the Hale First United Methodist Church.


Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly, Michigan


It was a great pleasure to know Jim and have him as an awesome professional mentor in the nursing home industry. Sincerest condolences.
— Kevin Isbister
Will miss my neighbor. Prayers to the family.
Barb Wilson and family
— Diane
Jim was a great mentor and a good friend. My condolences Jackie and kids.
— Pam Cousineau
God be with the family of Jim. God bring comfort an strength. Sorry for your loss.
I got to know Jim through the NAFCU in Hale.
God be with you all.
— Eileen Castonguay-Kindell
Jackie, we are so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. He was a great guy and it was a pleasure waiting on him at the station when I worked there. He will be greatly missed by so many.
— Deb & Rhonda
Matt, Adam and Jill,
We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that our thoughts are with you and your families. With love,
Aunt Gayle and Uncle Ron
— Ron Miller
Jim was a wonderful man. The staff at St. Francis Home in Saginaw always held him in high regard. RIP Jim and may God console his family and friends mourning his passing.
— Tiffany Patrick
Jacquie, Our sincere condolences and continued prayers to you and the whole family. Tom Lake and Shaun Antler
— Shaun Antler
Dearest Jacquie, I was so sorry to hear about Jim's passing. I am lucky to be able to say that we were friends for many years working in the long term care industry and he was someone I always looked forward to seeing at meetings and the conventions. Jim stopped to see me here at Hoyt in the fall on a day he had an appointment at the VA and he made my day. It has been 17 years since you and I worked together and I still cherish those days and the times I was able to spend with you both. I wish you all the best and again I am so lucky to have known Jim.
— shawn coughlin
I had the pleasure of working with JIm at the Hospital in Morenci back in the day. He was an incredibly committed gentleman to healthcare and his community. I lost track of him for many years only to see that the world has lost an fine man. I never realized he had connections to the area until I read this. God be with you Jacquie and your entire family. Our prayer an sympathy are with you. Sincerely, Rose Shoemaker & Family
— Rose Shoemaker
I just read your card. I don’t know what to say, I am so sorry. I love you and will keep you in my prayers.
— Deborah

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