Jim Shea

Jim Shea

COPPER HARBOR – A funeral mass will be held on Saturday June 25, 2022, at 11:00 am, at the Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Church in Copper Harbor.

A graveside service and burial to take place following the funeral mass in the Copper Harbor Cemetery.

A small luncheon after the burial is complete at the Tamarak Inn Restaurant in Copper Harbor. This should take place at 2 pm (about 30 mins after burial is complete).

Jim Shea, 81, a resident of Eagle Harbor/Copper Harbor, Michigan, entered into eternal life on November 15, 2021.

Jim was born on January 14, 1940, in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, a son of the late John Joseph Aloysius Shea and Kathryn Ann Pabst

He married Janet Cox on December 13, 1980.

Jim was a Loving husband, father and grandfather. He was mentor and teacher to too many to count.

He was a joyfully obsessive fisherman who loved being on the water. He was an outdoorsman who loved hunting and the art of taxidermy. He owned the Harbor Lane Cottages, Shea Decoys and Shea Gift Shops. He also founded the Drayton Plains Nature Center.

Jim was employed for the Michigan DNR for many years.

He was a passionate cook, and he took pride in teaching his family and friends the art of cooking.

Jim is preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Sharon LeBerge.

Jim is survived by his loving wife Janet; his daughters, Kathryn (David) Ozment of Sheboygan, WI, Debra Williams of Florida, Jacque (Daniel) Weeks of Florida, Colleen (Jeremy) Whitmire of Calumet and Heather (Michael) Davise of Laurium.