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James "Jim" Brownlie, Jr.

May 27, 1935 — June 17, 2024

James "Jim" Brownlie, Jr.

James "Jim" Brownlie Jr. of Thomas Township, Michigan 

Beloved father and grandfather passed away peacefully at his home with his family by his side on Monday, June 17, 2024. He was 89 years old. James Brownlie, Jr. was born on May 27, 1935, in St. Charles, Michigan, to the late James and Margaret (Richir) Brownlie, Sr. He was a 1953 graduate of St. Chales High School. Following graduation, Jim proudly enlisted in the United States Army where he served during the Korean War until his honorable discharge. Upon his return, he met the love of his life, Angeline Marie Sutton, while both attended their best friend's wedding. They dated, fell in love, and were united in marriage on March 18, 1961; she preceded him in death on December 20, 2019. Jim was employed with Saginaw Steering Division 3 and 4 as parts repair technician, retiring in 1993 with over 30 years of loyal and dedicated service. The role of his lifetime, one he treasured and cherished above all others, was to be a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather. Jim was a longtime member of the Methodist Faith where he actively volunteered his time and talent to repairing and improving church facilities, building a steeple, ushering, and lawn maintenance. He civically served his community as a lifetime member of the Jaycee's, a member of the Shields Men's Club, Korean War Veterans Association, and UAW local 699 where he served as treasurer. Jim's little piece of heaven was spending time gardening. He also enjoyed bowling, woodworking, traveling, and generously helping the community and his church. Jim will forever be remembered for his selflessness to his family and friends, for being an honest and loyal soul, and for truly living an amazing life filled with many beautiful memories and stories. 

Surviving are a son and daughter, Jeffrey (Juli) Brownlie of Saginaw; Marie Armstrong of Saginaw; three grandchildren: Adam Armstrong, Jenna Armstrong, and Jeanine Brownlie all of Saginaw; a sister-in-law, Mary Brownlie of St. Charles; a brother-in-law, Pete VanHaaren of Freeland. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Margaret Brownlie; a son-in-law, Brian Armstrong; two sisters and one brother: Emil Brownlie, Bertha (Court) LaValey, and Suzanne VanHaaren. 

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff of Amara Hospice for the love and care they provided to Jim and the family. 

A Funeral Service will take place at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 23, 2024, at the W. L. Case & Company Funeral Directors, 201 N. Miller Rd., Saginaw, Michigan, 48609. Rev. Ernesto Mariona will officiate. A private burial will take place at Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Friends are welcome to visit with the family at the funeral chapel on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service at 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Korean War Veterans and Amara Hospice. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at the funeral home or through www.casefuneralhome.com.

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Sunday, June 23, 2024

1:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

W. L. Case and Company - Miller

201 North Miller Road, Saginaw, MI 48609

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Sunday, June 23, 2024

4:00 - 4:45 pm (Eastern time)

W. L. Case and Company - Miller

201 North Miller Road, Saginaw, MI 48609

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