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James 'Jim' Penrice

• Sep 19, 2017 at 12:00 AM

Mr. James “Jim” Penrice, age 56, of Spring Lake passed away unexpectedly Sunday, September 17, 2017.

He was born May 14, 1961, in Mundeline, Ill., to William and Nora (Devine) Penrice. On December 12, 1998, he married Gina Gullo in Spring Lake.

Jim was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, where he worked as director of Faith Formation. Family was very important to Jim and his priority was spending time with them. Faith was also very important to Jim; he published nine books on the Catholic faith and was also a contributing writer for Our Sunday Visitor, Catholic Online, Columbia and Catholic Athletes for Christ.

He is survived by his wife, Gina; three children: Zachary, Elizabeth and Nicholas; mother, Nora Penrice; siblings: Susan (Richard) Riedl, Daniel (Deb) Penrice, Thomas (Agnes) Penrice, John (Vicki) Penrice and Stephen (Parwin) Penrice; father- and mother-in-law, Thomas and Barbara Gullo; brothers- and sisters-in-law: Lisa Gullo, Rhonda Michels, Molly (Richard) Smith and Matthew (Viki) Gullo; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, William Penrice; brother, Robert Penrice; and brother-in-law, Thomas Michels.

A Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, September 22, 2017, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Spring Lake with the Rev. David Gross officiating. A Rosary and visitation will be held Thursday, September 21, 2017, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church (604 E. Savidge St.), with the Rosary being prayed at 5:30 p.m. followed by visitation from 6-8 p.m. Interment will take place in Spring Lake Township Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Jim may be given to The Penrice Children’s Education Fund. Please sign the family’s online guestbook at www.sytsemafh.com.