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James Lee Fenstemaker

HASTINGS, MI - James Lee Fenstemaker, age 66, of Hastings, passed away on August 11, 2019.
James was born on August 6, 1953, the son of James and Betty (McKelvey) Fenstemaker and attended Hastings High School. On December 27, 1978, he married his wife of 40 years, Brenda (Ashdon) Fenstemaker.
James worked in construction and enjoyed mushrooming, kayaking, squirrel and bird hunting, ice fishing, 4-wheeling, horseback riding, camping, and spending time with his children and grandchildren.
James was preceded in death by his mother, Betty (McKelvey) Fenstemaker; niece, Amber Fenstemaker; brother-in-law, Dwight Hewitt, and father-in-law, Bob Ashdon.
He is survived by his father, James R. Fenstemaker; mother-in-law, Jean Ashdon; wife, Brenda (Ashdon) Fenstemaker; sons, John (Tami) Norris, James (Jill) Fenstemaker, Brad (Kaylee) Fenstemaker; grandchildren, Jacob (Lexi), Tanner, Skylar, Allie, Tucker, Sophia; great-grandchildren Montana and Isabella; sisters, Luanne Fenstemaker, Vickie Hewitt; brothers, Floyd (Robin) Fenstemaker, Don Fenstemaker, and George Fenstemaker; sister-in-law, Bobbi Ashdon, and many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A Memorial Luncheon will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019 at Thornapple Valley Church 2750 M-43, Hastings, MI 49058.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Lymphoma Society or the Barry County Animal Shelter, 540 Industrial Park Dr, Hastings, MI 49058.  
Arrangements by Girrbach Funeral Home in Hastings.  To leave an online condolence, visit


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