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James Edward Fess

December 9, 1931 — April 14, 2023

Vicksburg, MI

James Edward Fess



James Edward Fess, 91, of Vicksburg, passed away Friday, April 14, 2023. He was born Wednesday, December 9, 1931 in Toledo, OH, the son of Theodore and Agnes (Jones) Fess and the youngest of four siblings.

James retired from Pfizer (formerly Upjohns) after fifty-five years. He made a living building houses, having even built one for himself on Portage Lake.

He is preceded in his passing by his parents; siblings: Robert "Bob" Fess, Roberta Steward, and Anna Gutierrez; sons: James Fess Jr. and Jonathan Fess; daughter: Jacqueline Springston (Fess); and 2 grand children: Lil Jon Davis-Fess and Holli Davis-Fess

Left to cherish his loving memory is his wife: Diane (Ridenour) Fess; and daughters: Melanie, Nancy, and Pat.

While at please take time to sign James’ guestbook and/or share a memory with his family.

The Fess family is being cared for by the Avink, McCowen & Secord Funeral Homes and Cremation Society, 409 South Main Street, Vicksburg, MI 49097. 269-649-1697.



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