James E. "Jim" Hottois Sr.

Died Jan. 8, 2019


James Edward “Jim” Hottois Sr., 88 years young, of Whittemore passed away Jan. 8, 2019, with his loved ones at his side.

He was born in Prescott on July 30, 1930, to John and Helen Hottois. He is retired from GM, where he worked as a master mechanic in skilled trades and received numerous awards for inventions with GM. Sgt. Hottois was a crew chief with the 35th Fighter Interceptor Group, U.S. Air Force, from 1948-1951 and fought in the Korean War. He enjoyed gardening, watching wildlife, grafting fruit trees, riding in his side by side, hunting and visiting with his children. He married Barb Turland in 2009 and she survives him.

Also surviving are his children, James Jr., Rollie (Teri), Melanie Hayes and Scott (Cheryl); a sister, June (Don) Goldbecker; brother, Roy Hottois; and grandchildren, Kevin, Carissa, Tiffany, Tricia, Brandon, Lacey and Dustin.

He was predeceased by his brother, Joe Hottois.

Respecting his wishes, cremation has taken place and no service is planned. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions to your local animal shelter. To sign the online guestbook, visit www.cremationsocietymidmi.com.


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