James E. Krcmarik

Died July 30, 2017


James E. Krcmarik, 73, of Mio passed away at Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital on Sunday, July 30, 2017.

James was born in Flint on July 6, 1944, to John and Anna (Kunik) Krcmarik. He graduated from Our Lady of Perpetual Help High School in Chesaning with the class of 1963, and attended Delta College for two years, studying architecture and HVAC systems. He spent his career on the drawing boards as a mechanical engineer. Jim was a member of the Mio Knights of Columbus Council 7329 since 2005. He was exemplified to the 4th Degree on Nov. 3, 2012. He served as Grand Knight from 2008-2009, and held an office in the council each year of his membership. Jim was a faithful member of St. Mary Our Lady of the Woods Catholic Church of Mio since 2004. He led the rosary before Mass each Sunday for several years. He also volunteered in the shrine gift shop for approximately eight years. In his early life, he was a parish council president and also taught catechism. He served as a commissioner of Albee Township for two years. Jim also spent much of his time volunteering for Department of Health and Human Services and Love INC as a driver. He was a Little League coach for many years, and also coached junior bowling for several years. Jim was an avid bowler and golfer. He loved sports, especially the Detroit Tigers. He also enjoyed taking his family camping every summer for many years.

James is survived by his wife of 49 years, Eve (they would have celebrated their 50th on Aug. 26, 2017); his children, Amy and Joe Sykes of Mio, Paul and Trisha (Maddox) Krcmarik of Marion, Ind., and Greg Krcmarik of Owosso; his grandchildren, Nathaniel Sykes and fiancee Nissa Cramer, Kyleigh Krcmarik, Jenna Krcmarik and Toby Krcmarik; his brother, John (Marilyn) Krcmarik of Belleville; and his sister, Chris James and Pat (Ron) Harris.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Anna Krcmarik.

Visitation on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, from 1-9 p.m. at the Lashley Funeral Home, Mio, with a vigil prayer service and 4th Degree service beginning at 7 p.m. Visitation will also be held from 10 a.m. until the Mass of Christian Burial, which will be celebrated Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Mio, at 11 a.m. with Father Santiago Hoyumpa as celebrant. In accordance with his wishes, cremation will follow the Mass.

Memorial donations may be made to the St. Mary Shrine Restoration Fund. These arrangements were handled by Lashley Funeral Home, Mio.


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