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Subject: [MIKALAMA] James Zwalua 1937-2013
Date: Thu, 25 Jul 2013 12:16:52 -0000

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James Zwalua, 75, of Mattawan, Michigan passed away Monday, May 20, 2013 in Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo.

Jim was born July 27, 1937 in Kalamazoo, MI, the son of Benjamin and Dorothy (Labadie) Zwalua.

He was formerly employed as a truck driver for Clarage Fan in Kalamazoo for 28 years and was owner of the Tastee Freez and BJ's Restaurant in Paw Paw.

Jim married Betty Jones June 3, 1966 in Paw Paw.
She preceded him in death March 28, 2009.

Survivors include a son, Robert (Sharon) Zwalua of Mattawan; three grandchildren, Jessica, Michelle, and Robbie Zwalua; a sister, Donna Beverly of Liberty Center, OHIO; a niece, Terry Engel of Ohio, and two nephews, Randy Beverly of Ohio and Bob Wilson of Washington.

Cremation has taken place.

Memorial services will be held Sat., June 1 at 11 a.m. in the Newell Funeral Home, Decatur, with Mr. James Abshagen officiating.
Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery, Decatur.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association

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