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Owen Junior Mendham

October 20, 1922 — February 13, 2021

Owen Junior Mendham

Owen "Jim" Mendham, of Newaygo, passed away on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at the age of 98. Owen was born on October 20, 1922 in Elkhart, Indiana. He was the son of Owen and Maude (Stone) Mendham. He was wed to Arliss J. Alman on February 21, 1943 in Elkhart, IN and together they raised James, Barbara, Bonnie, Nancy and Jeff. Owen worked at Allied Paper in Kalamazoo for a number of years. He served his country in the Navy aboard the USS Livermore 429. Owen and Arliss built the West Lake Drive In in 1962 and ran it until retirement in 1989. After retirement they moved to Newaygo and the family took over the business and ran it successfully. The family will hold a private ceremony to celebrate Jim’s life at a later date. While at Jim's webpage at www.avinkcremation.com please take time to sign his guestbook by lighting a candle and/or sharing a memory with his family. The family is being assisted by Avink Funeral Home & Cremation Society, 129 S. Grand, Schoolcraft, MI 49087 (269) 679-5622.
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