Obituary of James Chittenden
Morenci – James R. Chittenden, age 79, of Morenci passed away on Monday, August 24, 2020, at his home under the loving care of his family. He was born on January 2, 1941 in Morenci, the son of Herman and Vera (Bachman) Chittenden. He was a 1958 graduate of Morenci High School. Jim married Joyce Ann Woodard on November 23, 1961, in Jasper and she survives. Jim was employed with the Dura Corporation for 35 years, retiring in 2000. After retirement, Jim decided to go back to work for the Angola Council on Aging where he really enjoyed the people he met. He was a faithful member of Seneca Community Church. He enjoyed watching the Green Bay Packers, playing online trivia contests, Camping, and sitting in the NASCAR garage at MIS people watching. His family and friends will always remember Jim for his famous “one-liners” and dad jokes.
In addition to his wife Joyce, Jim is survived by his son, Jeff (Penny) Chittenden ; two daughters, Jamie (Steve) Rigot and Jana (Devron) DeHart; eight grandchildren, Zach Chittenden, Maegan (Devyn) Miller, Conner (Austin) Prantera, Olivia Chittenden, Madi (Ian) Taylor, Ashton DiPetro, Jayde Fruchey, and Eli DeHart; one great grandson, Jaxen Chittenden; one brother, Donald (Sally) Chittenden; one sister, Patricia Andrews; and mother-in-law, Audrey Woodard. He was preceded in death by a son, Jimmy Chittenden; sister, Susie Seiler; and his parents. The family would like to send a special thank you to ProMedica Hospice in Monroe and to his angel nurse, Karen.
Funeral services for Jim will be held on Saturday, August 29, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at Seneca Community Church with Pastor Jon Ruse officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Morenci.
You may send condolences to the family at www.eaglemarryfuneralhome.com. Memorial contributions in honor of James may be made to Seneca Community Church or Lenawee County Humane's Society. Arrangements are entrusted with Eagle-Marry Funeral Home, Morenci.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of James Chittenden, please visit Tribute Store