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    Kalamazoo, MI 49009

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“I thought the world of Jim. I worked at Kalamazoo Lawn and Garden. Jim was my favorite customer. I know Jeff Harper al well. Jim was always nice and...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: steve` burdette - battle creek, MI

“My condolence, sending prayers of strength and peace to you and your family Steve.LaShawn Artiaga ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: Artiaga LaShawn - MI - Coworker

“Jim was one of a kind, very nice and polite to everyone who came in contact with him. I am sending heartfelt condolences to his family and friends....Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Raymond Coville - Galesburg, MI

“I'm so sorry for your loss, Jackie, Lisa, and family. He was a great man and I am glad to have know him.Prayers to you all,David Seelye ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: David Seelye - Augusta, MI

“I don't even know where to begin. He was always a second father to me and it breaks my heart that he's passed. I love and miss all of you. You're my...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Katie Conor - Argyle, TX

“So sorry for your loss friend. Sending love and strength to you during this difficult time. ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Heather and Jason Zerban - MI

“Sorry to hear of Jim's passing. I have many good memories with Jim and the group at Sherman Lake many yrs ago. My condolences to Jackie and the...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Charles Broberg - Galesburg, MI

“Gonna miss him, our sincere condolences Jackie and family. ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Gary & Martha Allen - Own, MI

“Jim was one of the good guy's I've known,alway's enjoyed chatting with him.My condolences to Jackie,Steve & rest of the family. ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Eleanor J.Fry - Galesburg, MI

“So very sorry for your loss! Prayers for your family ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Amy Troff - Augusta, MI

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James E Beadle, 86, Passed away on Thursday, March 17, 2022. Jim was born on August 9, 1935, in Augusta, Michigan, the son of Lewella and James Lindemuth (Stepfather). On February 7, 1959, Jim married Jacqueline (Jackie) Buck.

Jim was a lifelong resident of the Augusta area. Jim attended Galesburg-Augusta High School and graduated in 1954. After high school Jim enlisted in the U.S. Army and served three years (1955-1958). He also attended Western Michigan University and graduated in 1965. Jim was employed by the Upjohn Company for 33 years and retired in 1992. For his exemplary work Jim was awarded the William E Upjohn Award in 1975.

He was a member of the Galesburg-Augusta school board for fourteen years. Jim was very active in supporting Galesburg-Augusta sports, and was elected into the Galesburg-Augusta Sports Hall of Fame. His greatest enjoyment was spending time with his grandchildren and grand dogs.

Jim is survived by his wife, Jackie. Also surviving is one son Steven (Ginger Foster) Beadle of Portage, MI; two daughters, Lori (Ottis) Bethran of Humble, TX and Lisa Harper of Mattawan, MI; ten grandchildren and several grand dogs. Jim was preceded in death by his mother, Lewella and stepfather, James Lindemuth, father-in-law, Virgil Buck and son-in-law, Jeff Harper Jr.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 22, 2022, at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel. Services to celebrate James's life will be 12:00 noon. Internment with full military honors will follow at the Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta, MI at 1:30p.m. A luncheon will be held at the V.F.W. in Augusta at 2:00p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Galesburg-Augusta Sports Boosters or the S.P.C.A. of Kalamazoo, MI. Personal Messages to the family may be placed at