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Memorial to be held for Jim Pouillon
at OHS Stadium Sept. 16

argus-press.com

Jim Pouillon
 

James Lawrence Pouillon, age 63, of Owosso, died Friday, September 11th, 2009 at Memorial Healthcare Center. Private family services have been held with cremation following. A memorial service will be held at 1 pm Wednesday, September 16, 2009 at Willman Field (OHS Stadium), 301 South Dewey Street, Owosso with Pastor David L. Knox officiating.

James was born in Ovid, Michigan on March 30, 1946, the son of Laurence and Kathryn (Rourke) Pouillon. He attended Owosso Public Schools, graduating in 1965. Jim was named captain of the football team his senior year. Jim was married to the former Mary Lou Kadera of Owosso who was killed in a traffic accident in 2001. Following graduation, Jim enlisted in the U.S. Army. Taking his basic training at Ft. Knox, KY, and then serving in Vietnam as a radio operator. During his tour, he was wounded by shrapnel in the shoulder. Although presented with the Purple Heart, he refused to accept it. Returning home Jim studied briefly at Michigan State University. He then was hired by GM and worked at and retiring from Buick Motors/Flint in the crib. He was a member of the UAW, Operation Rescue and the US Taxpayer Party. He loved the outdoors, be it hunting, fishing or in his garden. Jim also coached in the KICS football program.

James is survived by 4 children, Dr. James M. (Amy) Pouillon of Grand Rapids, Holly Pouillon of Owosso, Mary Jo Pouillon of Owosso, and Lance Pouillon of Owosso; granddaughters, Madison Pouillon and Molly Rae Hart; grandsons, Casey Wright, Luke Pouillon and Jack Pouillon; 3 sisters, Judy Holt of Tallahassee, Florida, Janet (Jim) Metzger of Hastings, Michigan, Sandy Lake of Havana, Florida; two brothers, Tom (Susan) Pouillon of Harrison and Don (Cheryl) Pouillon of Harrison; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father; mother; step-father, George Martineau; daughter, Sarah Lynn; and great nephew, Donnie Pouillon.

Those considering an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Pregnancy Resource Center, 217 North Washington Street, Owosso.

Mr. Pouillon's family gratefully acknowledges the generosity of the Owosso Public Schools, Interim Supt. Susan Wooden and the Owosso Board of Education for allowing the use of Willman Field. The family also wishes the community to realize that by allowing the service to be held at Willman reflects only the compassion of the district to a member of our community and to an alumnus of OHS. It does not reflect in any way an endorsement by the Owosso Public Schools of any political agenda.

Online guest book and condolences for the family of James L. Pouillon is available www.mowenfuneralhomeinc.com

Mowen Funeral Home: (444) 729-4663


 
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