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James Henry "Jim" McFadden

James Henry "Jim" McFadden
  • May 30, 1954 - March 17, 2019
  • Battle Creek, Michigan
  • Local Animal Shelters

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James Henry "Jim" McFadden of Battle Creek, MI

Jim, age 64, died Sunday afternoon, March 17, 2019 at Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo, MI following a lengthy illness.

Jim, the son of Henry E. McFadden and Laurene (Kehlenbach) Evans, was born in Gothenburg, NE on May 30, 1954 and moved to Battle Creek, MI in 2008 to pursue raising championship Golden Retrievers. He retired in 2002 from Security for United Air Lines at O'Hare International Airport, Chicago, IL. In the 1980s and early '90s he trained and raced Harness Horses. Prior to working with horses he worked for the Bureau County Hwy Dept and refereed baseball and basketball in Princeton, Il, where he also graduated from high school. Jim was a lifelong fan of the St. Louis Cardinal's baseball team.

Jim is survived by his son, Kyle R. McFadden of Thailand; his mother; his sister-in-law, Phyllis McFadden and her two sons, Ryan and Kevin McFadden; his aunt, Jean (Jack) Sabas and their three children, Michelle, Michael, and Susan. Jim was preceded in death by his Father; his brother, Frank McFadden and his grandparents.

The Memorial Gathering to celebrate Jim's life will be held on Thursday, March 21st from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Battle Creek. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Jim's honor may be directed to local animal shelters or St. Philip Roman Catholic Church in Battle Creek, MI.