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James Lefler

June 23, 1939 — November 13, 2016

JAMES HOWARD LEFLER
James Howard Lefler, 77, of Cass City, died Sunday, November 13, 2016 in Hills and Dales General Hospital, Cass City. He was born June 23, 1939 in Decker to Aaron and Violet (Janek) Lefler. He married Elizabeth Pfaff January 23, 1960 in Sandusky.
Jim graduated from Cass City High School in 1957 where he played football and wrestled. He worked for Pontiac Motor Company for over forty three years. Jim enjoyed bowling with Elizabeth and with different leagues. He was a Cass City Little League coach for many years. Jim also videotaped Cass City Football and Basketball games up until 2005.
Jim is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; children: Michael (Lisa) Lefler of Mio, Sherry Lefler of Cass City, Thomas (Christina) Lefler of Hope, IN; Jeffrey Lefler of Cass City; grandchildren: Kayla (Michael) Kososky, Kyle Lefler, Kathryn Lefler, Brandon (Brittany) Lefler, Cassondra Long, Alexis Long, Eric Lefler, Bethany Lefler, James M. Lefler; great grandchildren: Dante and Alinna; also his special grandkids; Paislee Ball and Addison Fredricks; brothers: Aaron "Ernie" Lefler of Florida, Richard (Darlene) Lefler of Pontiac; sister, Anna Mae Abbey of Lapeer. He was preceded in death by brothers: Clinton Lefler, Everette Lefler, Bob Lefler; sisters: Marie Ulatowski, Virginia Harden, Irma Steed.
Graveside memorial service held at a later date in Johnson Cemetery, Lamotte Township. Memorials may be made to American Heart Association or American Diabetes Association. Family and friends may share memories, prayers and stories with the family at www.kranzfuneralhome.com.
Visitation: 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, November 16, 2016 in Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City

Arrangements by
Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City, Michigan
Debra L. Kranz (989) 872-2195


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