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James "Jim" Richard Hyde

June 1, 1929 ~ December 2, 2019 (age 90)

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James “Jim” Richard Hyde, age 90 of Grand Haven, passed away on Monday, December 2, 2019 at a local care facility, surrounded by his family. He was born on June 1, 1929 in Kokomo, IN to the late Ernest and Emma (Miller) Hyde. Jim married Marietta Zlotnicki on April 24, 1948 in Grand Haven.

Jim was a life-long resident of Grand Haven, and retired from Bastian Blessings. He previously worked for Continental and Oldberg Manufacturing of Grand Haven. Jim was an avid birdwatcher who enjoyed being outdoors. He especially enjoyed fishing, hunting, and gardening. Jim was also a sports fan, and always cheered for the Detroit Lions and Detroit Tigers.

Jim will be lovingly remembered and missed by his daughters, Barbara (David) Skeels of Grand Haven and Janet (Rick) Florijan of Wexford, PA; grandchildren: Kelly (David) Stafford, Kerri (Ryan) Bishop, Korey (Greg) Penna, Andrea Hyde-Nelson, Joshua (Danielle) Hyde, and Matthew Hyde (Patrick O’Neal); 8 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Marietta; son, James R. Hyde, Jr.; 6 brothers, and 1 sister.

The Funeral Service for Jim will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 6, 2019 at Klaassen Family Funeral Home with Pastor Doug Bytwerk officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at the funeral home. Interment will be at Grand Haven Township Lakeshore Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions in Jim’s name may be made to Hospice of North Ottawa Community. 

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December 5, 2019

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Klaassen Family Funeral Home
1500 Robbins Road
Grand Haven, MI 49417

Funeral Service
December 6, 2019

11:00 AM
Klaassen Family Funeral Home
1500 Robbins Road
Grand Haven, MI 49417

Cemetery Interment

Grand Haven Township Lakeshore Cemetery
Lakeshore Drive
Grand Haven, MI 49417


Hospice of North Ottawa Community
1309 Sheldon Road, Grand Haven MI 49417
Tel: 1-616-846-2015

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