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James "Jim" Thomas Schnelker

James "Jim" T. Schnelker, of Kalamazoo passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at the age of 35. Jim was born on October 26, 1986 in Kalamazoo. He was the son of Theodore and Renata Schnelker. 

He is survived by his parents: Theodore and Renata Schnelker, of Kalamazoo; one sister: Joanna (Nicholas) Merrill; and two nieces: Zofia and Zara. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.  

Cremation has taken place and no services are scheduled at this time. 

While at www.amsfuneralhomes.com please take time to sign Jim's guestbook and/or share a memory with the family. 

The Schnelker family is being cared for by the Avink, McCowen & Secord Funeral Home and Cremation Society, 5975 Lovers Lane, Portage, MI 49002 (269) 344-5600.

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Oh, Renata, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss of Jim. I remember you telling me stories of his adventuresome spirit. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Leslie Burke Jun 15 2022 12:08 PM