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 James’ life began Oct. 11, 1952, in Benton Harbor, Michigan. James was a lifetime area resident and attended both Hartford and Watervliet Public Schools. He worked most of his adult life for Hanson Cold Storage and as a security guard at Palisades Nuclear Plant. James loved the outdoors and spent much of his time hunting and fishing on Paw Paw Lake and River, bike riding, and cheering for Old Notre Dame.

 James died Friday, Jan. 19, 2024, at home. He leaves behind a loving family to cherish his memory including: his son, Andrew (Megan) Scheid; two grandchildren, Parker and Jack; life partner Pat Scheid (Fullriede); a brother, Tom (Joanne) Scheid; many nieces and nephews; and his dog Tucker.

 James is preceded in death by his parents Louis and Helen Scheid, two brothers Pete (Pat) Scheid and John Scheid, a sister Marilyn (Jim) Malin and a nephew Bret Malin.

 Hutchins Funeral Home is assisting James’ family with cremation. A graveside service will be celebrated June 7, 2024 at 2 p.m., at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Watervliet. You are invited to leave a message of comfort for James’ family at


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