James "Jim" Thomas Rieck passed peacefully on November 11th, 2017 to the Kingdom of Heaven. Jim was born in Detroit, MI on January 6th 1951 to parents Russell and Elizabeth (Stoddard) Rieck and was the youngest of three children. Jim's family vacationed at their cottage home on Duck Lake in Green Lake Township since the 50's and Jim made the cottage his permanent residence in 1983. This was one of the first homes on Duck Lake Peninsula when only a dirt road existed. Jim served in the United States Coast Guard and his ship passed through a hurricane in the Bermuda Triangle. Jim was known for his many wonderful stories of his experiences and faith throughout his life. Jim's faith in God and the Holy Spirit was strong and it was important to him that he facilitated that same faith with his children as well. Jim enjoyed boating, cars, hunting, fishing, and telling stories. His greatest love was spending time with his family. Jim is survived by; his sister, Shirley (Rieck) Bastian, sons; Ryan Rieck, David (Michelle) Robinson, daughters; Breeana (Kevin) Perkins, Liza McCloskey, and three grandchildren; Ayden Robinson, Vera Robinson, and Brecken Perkins. He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, Russell Rieck; and his brother, Robert Rieck. A memorial service, officiated by pastor Chuck Towersey will be held for family and friends Wednesday, November 22nd 2017 at 10:00 a.m at Fresh Wind Christian Community Church at 18201 Honor Hwy. Interlochen, MI 49643 (Big Red Barn). Military Honors will be conducted by American Legion Post 35 and VFW Post 2780. Memorial donations can be made to Fresh Wind Christian Community Church.
Published on November 17, 2017