Jim’s life began April 2, 1955 in Watervliet, Michigan. He grew up in Southwest Michigan calling Watervliet home for most of his life. He graduated from Watervliet High School and then went on to work for the City of Watervliet for over 20 years. Jim enjoyed being involved with his community here he coached youth sports for many years including baseball, football, and basketball. He also liked to hunt, obedience train dogs and golf. When he had some down time you could find Jim supporting all University of Michigan sports and the New York Yankees.
Jim leaves behind a loving family to cherish his memory including: his son Jimmey Bolin of Benton Harbor; five siblings AC Bolin, Marie Tessman, Peggy Stinson, Gene “Bo” Bolin, and Bud Bolin; and many nieces and nephews. Jim died Saturday, November 2, at Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville. His loving wife Carolyn Bolin, parents Andrew and Earlene Bolin, and a sister Juanita Prince precede Jim in death.
Jim’s life will be celebrated Friday, November 8, at 7:00 PM with visitation prior starting at 4:30 PM at Hutchins Funeral Home in Watervliet. Memorials may be made to the family. You are invited to share a message of comfort with Jim’s family.
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