Donald James "Jim" Berthiaume II

Jim Berthiaume, 48, of Essexville, our funny, kind hearted, and care free father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, and friend passed away on the afternoon of Thursday, August 10, 2017. Jim was born in Bay City on March 20, 1969, the son of James Donald and Patricia (Briggs) Berthiaume. He was a 1987 graduate of Garber High School, where he excelled in swimming. Jim briefly served in the Army Reserves and led a career as a talented landscaper. He had a love for hunting, fishing, playing darts, University of Michigan Football, his Detroit Tigers, and most of all loving his family, especially his parents. Jim leaves to carry on his legacy, his four children: Meagan Berthiaume, McKenzie (Cameron) Otto, Chandler (Kyle Roksiewicz) Berthiaume, and Logan Berthiaume. Jim was the grandpa of Easton Otto and will forever be remembered by his father, Donald Bethiaume; siblings, Karen (Jon) Scofield, Denise (Dave) House, Mary Beth (James) Hargrove;  his nieces and nephew: Valerie Litner, Kyla Walker, Nathan House, Alyssa Hugo, Shauna Rollf and their families, along with many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Jim was welcomed home to heaven by his mother, Patricia "Pat" Berthiaume. Jim's family will be present to receive visitors on Friday, August 25, 2017 from 4:00 PM until the time of Jim's 7:00 PM Tribute Ceremony at Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 955 N. Pine Rd., Hampton Twp. Memorial contributions may be directed to the wishes of the family. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at