SKANDIA, MI. - James Carl Warren, age 63, of Skandia, entered eternal life Saturday, January 25, 2014 in the Hospice Suite located at Marquette General Hospital, in the loving, comforting care of his family, and Lake Superior Hospice.
Born November 20, 1950 in Conneaut, Ohio, a son of James C. and Barbara (Tuuri) Warren, Jim was raised in Conneaut and graduated from Conneaut High School in 1969. While in high school, he first came to the Upper Peninsula on a summer vacation and fell in love with the vastly wooded area when he was 18.
He entered the US Army during the Vietnam Era, and was stationed in Colorado. Following his honorable discharge he returned to Ohio where he worked in a foundry for several years. He returned to the Upper Peninsula and on August 13, 1995 married Marilyn Eckart in Skandia.
Locally, Jim was self-employed, running his own garbage business, and at the same time, was employed as an attendant at the Skandia-West Branch Transfer Station. He was a well known fixture in his community, with hardly a person who did not recognize this energetic and charismatic man. He always had a conversation or story ready to tell an eager audience. Jim enjoyed his Indian 02 Scout motorcycle and was well known for his riding around the neighborhood. He crafted metal sculptures and loved being in the woods, 4 wheeling, and his favorite pastime was visiting with his friends over a cup of coffee and telling stories.
Jim is survived by his wife of 18 years, and best friend, Marilyn; his children, Magen (Jeremy) Sedmak of Andover, OH, Adam (Missy) Warren of Ashtabula, OH, James (Leanne) Warren of Jefferson, OH, and Chad Warren of Andover, OH; step-children, Paul Field of Marquette, Damien (Mary) Field of Andover, OH, Michael Field of Ashtabula, OH, Melissa Field of Fox Lake, IL, Krissy Artman of Andover, OH, and Shaun (Katie) Field of Finley, OH; 13 grandchildren; his step-father, Dave Stolson of Venice, FL; two brothers, Scott (Mindy) Stolson of California and Edward Warren of Florida; an uncle, Louie Frigic of Conneaut, OH; many nieces and nephews; and many other family members and friends.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Jan; and his aunt, Katie Frigic.
Honoring Jim's request, no public services will be scheduled. The Fassbender Funeral Home is serving the family, where condolences may be expressed online at fass benderfuneralhome.com