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Jim Caron

May 26, 1939 - January 23, 2020
Paw Paw, MI



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1830 S. Westnedge
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
(269) 349-4961
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Taylor's Florist and Gifts
215 E. Michigan Ave.
Paw Paw, MI 49079
(269) 657-6256
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Life Story / Obituary


Age 80, died peacefully at his home on Thursday, January 23, 2020. Jim was born on May 26, 1939 in Chicago, the son of Edward and Ida (Preuss) Caron and spent most of his life in Hartford. He married Joyce Widger on September 27, 1997 and for 25 years they enjoyed each other’s company, going to Walmart and spending time at McDonalds. Jim will be remembered as a family man who adored his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He had a great sense of humor and enjoyed watching any good Western movie that starred John Wayne. He will be deeply missed by family and friends. Members of his family include his wife Joyce; daughters Deborah Mote and Debbie Whitaker, step daughters: Erica Demond, Elaine Demond, Jean Tate, Carol Lietzau, and Vickie Lietzau; 18 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; and 2 great grandchildren that are expected this year. He was preceded in death by his brother Phillip. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service will take place at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Betzler & Thompson Life Story Funeral Home, 60900 M-40 Hwy; Paw Paw (269) 657-3870