James Leon Jaynes, age 86 of Hastings, Michigan, passed away on October 28, 2020. James was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on January 7, 1934, the son of James M. and Faye M. (Fleury) Jaynes.
Jim attended Hastings Area Schools, graduating in 1952. He attended Western Michigan College of Education, graduating in 1954 with a business degree. Jim served in the United States Army from 1955 - 1957. On August 4, 1962, Jim married Frieda Arens, and they enjoyed 58 years together.
Jim enjoyed 36 years at deer camp in Lake City with his hunting crew: Ken, Norm, John, Jim and Brad. He also liked fishing, bowling, golf, snowmobiling, mushroom hunting, and cutting wood. He was a member of the Elks and Moose Lodge since 1965. Jim also loved spending time with his family.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents Jim and Faye (Fleury) Jaynes, his sister Nancy L. Robinson, and brother-in-law John Robinson.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Frieda (Arens) Jaynes, children Deborah Jaynes-Dyke, Jacquelyn (Brad) Jaynes-Tolles, Laura Jaynes and step-daughter Julie (Ron) Corrigan Cizek, eight grandchildren Thomas and Andrew Dyke, Morgan, Elliza, Braden and Kearan Tolles, Alexander and Anna Cizek, and one great-granddaughter Sophia Dyke.
The family would like to thank the caring staff at Pennock Hospital for their compassion and excellent care as well as all the caring people who have supported Jim and Frieda over the years with their time, cards, and prayers. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Rose of Lima Mass Intentions.
Visitation will be on Sunday, November 1, 2020 from 2:00-4:00 PM with a Funeral Service at 4:00 PM at Girrbach Funeral Home, 328 S Broadway, Hastings, MI 49058. Arrangements by Girrbach Funeral Home. To leave an online condolence, visit www.girrbachfuneralhome.net.