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Reigle Funeral Home/Sunset Chapel

5501 West Pierson Road, Flushing, MI

OBITUARY

James Charles Berriman

September 28, 1939December 19, 2019
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James Charles Berriman “The Coolest Guy in the Room”, of Flushing, passed away on December 19, 2019 at the age of 80.

Beloved husband of the late Susanne; adored father of Steven (Becky) Berriman, Lisa (the late Rick) Kiley, Joe (Jill) Berriman, and Christine (Mike) McAlister; proud grandpa of Tonya Tenbusch, James (Julie) McAlister, Jennifer (Jason) Kage, Andrew (Mary) Berriman, Sam Berriman, Jacob Luckett, and Samantha Luckett; great-grandfather of six; dear brother of Gerald (Jean) Berriman and Morris (Peggy) Berriman; brother-in-law of Martha (Dale) Huber, Brenda Kalush, and Joe (Jean) Kalush.

Jim was born on September 28, 1939 in Flint to the late Ernest and Geraldine Berriman. He was an avid bowler, was a member of the 700 Club with numerous 300 games, and was member of the Greater Flint Bowling Hall of Fame. James also supported the Polish Legion, the American Legion, the Fraternal Order of Eagles, and the Loyal Order of Moose. He was a friend to everyone and loved to make people laugh, and was known as the “King of One Liners”. Jim ran several marathons, including Detroit and Las Vegas, participated in long distance bike rides including the TOSRV and DALMAC. The entire family spent many weekends over the Midwest racing motorcycles. Most everything Jim did was for and with his family, including a trip to the Machine Shop to watch his oldest grandson’s band.

The family will greet friends for a memorial visitation from 1:00pm until 8:00pm on Thursday, December 26 at Reigle Funeral Home, 5501 W. Pierson Rd., Flushing. Memorial services will be held at 11:00am on Friday, December 27 at the above location. Inurnment at New Calvary Catholic Cemetery at a later date.

Fond memories may be offered to the family via the online guestbook at www.ReigleFuneral Home.com

Services

  • Memorial Visitation Thursday, December 26, 2019
  • Memorial Service Friday, December 27, 2019

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Rick Rosine

December 26, 2019

Sorry for your loss Steve. I feel grateful that I had the chance to meet your father at the bowling alley. He was a sweet man with a good sense of humor. RIP

david mccaughna

December 26, 2019

Jim must have been the best listener. I remember him most by his laugh. He always had a smile on his face and he always found humor in everything. My father Gilbert said Jim always came to breakfast club on Thursdays even if he showed-up after everyone had already eaten. I will miss his great humor...

DINO KALUSH

December 25, 2019

No more bologna sandwiches with mustard. And no, my dear uncle, I will never be able to live down not being able to use a motorcycle clutch. You will forever remain a piece of my heart.

Raymond Brissette

December 24, 2019

Our sincere condolences to the Berriman family.
I really enjoyed my Uncle Jim’s humor and Aunt Susie for their warm and inviting smiles. I will surely miss them both. Fondly remember riding up to the Family Golf Outing in their RV, that was a lot of fun.
Sincerely,
Nephew, Ray (LaVerne) Brissette

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