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James French

1930 - 2016

James Richard French age 86 of Rogers City
passed away at home on October 24, 2016,

He was born July 16, 1930 in Oxford
to Harlan and Doris (Bailey) French.

Jim graduated from Oxford High School in 1949. On November 12, 1953
his married Dolores Forbes in Angola, Indiana. He retired in 1992 as a
shovel operator from the Rogers City Calcite Plant.

Mr. French is survived by:
5 children, James R. (Jane L. Hill) French Jr. of Oxford,
Mary (Norm) French-Sampson of Sault Ste, Marie,
Donna French of Rogers City, Laura Couture of Rogers City
and Teresa French of Sault Ste. Marie;
9 grandchildren, James R. (Tammy) French III,
Robert (Lisa Newmarch) French, Zachary (Heidi) Joppich,
Robert Sampson, Joshua Sampson, Mike Patten,
Daphne Patten, Ronald Sampson and Amy Sampson;
9 great grandchildren, Desiree French, Makenna Joppich, Masen Joppich,
Dawson Faith, Maya Joppich, Aden James French,
Tyler Hughes, Kristeen Newmarch and
Kayla Newmarch;
3 brothers, Harlan French, Lowell (Marlene) French and Bruce French;
2 sisters, Laura (Dennis) Mersino and Nina (Val) Sausser.

He was preceded in death by his wife Dolores on December 8, 2004 and
a brother Donald French on January 1, 2009.

Private services will take place.

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