James Nelson Stuit, 79
James Nelson Stuit, 79, of Fennville passed away at his home on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Born Jan. 27, 1936, in Muskegon, he was the son of Nelson and Ethel (Brink) Stuit.
Jim operated Standard Oil in Fennville for many years before working as a general manager for CW Marsh until his retirement. Jim enjoyed working at Crane Orchards as a professional fruit advisor. He was an active member of the community, a member of Spring Lake Presbyterian Church, Fennville Rod and Gun Club and chapter president of the WTF club.
He was preceded in death by his first wife Suzanne on May 21, 1978; his parents; and a sister.
Surviving are his wife Judith Stuit of Texas; sons, Matthew (Heather) Stuit of Marietta, Ga., and Mark (Phillip) Stuit of Cassopolis; daughters, Devon (Larry) Stuit of Hamilton and Jane Stuit of Holland; step-children, Cassandra (Gene) Corvino and Greg McCann of Charleston, S.C.; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Also surviving are sisters, Shirley Stuit Langford and Doris (Jack) Shafer.
Visitation will be Tuesday, June 30, at noon with a memorial service to start at 1 p.m. at Chappell Funeral Home, 637 W. Main St., Fennville. Ms. Marcia Tucker will officiate. Immediately following the service, a luncheon will be at Crane Orchards Pavilion.
Memorial donations may be made to Fennville District Library P.O. Box 1130, Fennville, MI 49408.
An online registry book is available at www.chappellfuneralhome.com