Obituary Listings

James D. Weiss, Sr.

August 23, 1935 November 13, 2018
James D. Weiss, Sr.
There are condolences waiting approval on James's Tribute wall
Obituary for James D. Weiss, Sr.

James D. Weiss, Sr. age 83 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away peacefully of natural causes Tuesday morning November 13, 2018 at the Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
He was born August 23, 1935 in Sturgis, Michigan, son of the late Earl and Elizabeth (Grimes) Weiss.
Jim resided in the Sturgis area most of his life.
In 1953, Jim graduated from Howe Military School in Howe, Indiana where his father served as the school’s Quartermaster. His mother washed laundry for the school in order to send their son to Howe. Jim served on the school’s Board of Trustees and Alumni Association for decades.
Jim went on to get his Master’s Degree in finance and was a professor at both Wayne State University and Indiana University. He was an avid stock market trader, philanthropist, businessman, developer, and adventurer.
He found great joy in helping others; a natural mentor. Jim always found time to listen to someone in need and often was open to assist however necessary, especially cadets at Howe Military School.
He enjoyed traveling, his countless pets, playing rummy, fishing, reminiscing with Howe alumni, and was an fan of the Indiana University basketball team. Jim will be forever remembered for his wonderful stories, his generosity, and support of others.
He is survived by his wife: Nancy Phillips and former wife Patricia Perrin; children: his namesake, James Weiss, Jr., Christianne Weiss, Carrie Weiss, Laurie Weiss, Hugh Rohrer, Nayan Rohrer, Eleni Mitropoulos, and Dimitrios Mitropoulos; grandchildren: Kayla Cowles, Ceara Cowles, Janna Buck, Andrew Cardell, Taylor Griffin, Collin Griffin, Nicholas Weiss, Chelsey Gray, Amy Rohrer, Katy Rohrer, Ryan Rohrer, Tara Rohrer, Selma Aldridge, Sadie Aldridge, Seth Aldridge, and Petra Mitropoulos.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter: Ingrid Weiss Chawla, M.D. and one son: Eddie Rohrer.
The family will receive friends at 11 a.m. with funeral services beginning at noon on Saturday November 17 at St. James Chapel on the campus of Howe Military School (5755 Indiana 9, Howe, Indiana 46746). Jim’s dear friend Deacon George Douglass will officiate. A luncheon will immediately follow the service at the school’s mess hall. Jim was very clear about wanting a celebration of his life which will take place following the luncheon. Beginning at 2 p.m. at Jim’s HMA Alumni Club located at Maplecrest Plaza (1503 E Chicago Rd. Sturgis, MI 49091), the family welcomes anyone who wishes to reminisce and share stories about Jim’s life to join them in celebrating his memory.
The Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, MI 49091 of Sturgis is entrusted with the arrangements.
Per Jim’s pre-arranged wishes, in lieu of flowers memorial donations be directed to Howe Military School, 5755 Indiana 9, Howe, IN 46746 or the James D. Weiss Sr. Foundation for wild and domestic animals in need 1509 E. Chicago Rd., Sturgis, MI 49091.
The obituary can also be found at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhomes.com where personal messages of support may be left for the family.


To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of James D. Weiss, Sr., please visit our Tribute Store.

Previous Events

Visitation

Saturday

17

Nov

11:00 AM 11/17/2018 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 11/17/2018 12:00:00 PM
St. James Chapel

5755 North State Road 9, Howe, IN 46746
Howe, Indiana 46746

St. James Chapel
5755 North State Road 9, Howe, IN 46746 Howe 46746 Indiana
United States

Service

Saturday

17

Nov

12:00 PM 11/17/2018 12:00:00 PM
St. James Chapel

5755 North State Road 9, Howe, IN 46746
Howe, Indiana 46746

St. James Chapel
5755 North State Road 9, Howe, IN 46746 Howe 46746 Indiana
United States
Albums

Create new album
 
Subscribe To Obituaries



We appreciate your support
In accordance with the wishes of the family, this
message has been declined.
James D. Weiss, Sr.

Thank you for sharing your
memory of James

Provide comfort by sending fresh
flowers from our local florist.

Send Flowers
No thanks, please don't show me this again.
Loading...