Born On: February 19, 1942

Passed On: March 18, 2019

James H. Kevern

Jim Kevern, age 77, passed away Monday, March 18th, 2019 at Mercy Hospital after a battle with Cancer. Jim is survived by his wife of 36 years, Linda Kevern of Muskegon; Linda’s parents, Lewis and Dorothy Neumann; children, Sheri (Danny) Vanderlaan, Laura Quinn, Tracey Bingham, and Tonja Byers (Mike Johnson); six grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; 2 brothers and 1 sister. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Pearl Kevern; 2 sisters, and Jim’s in laws Trevor and Francis Hallman.  Jim spent over 50 years fulfilling his passion and lifetime love of horses as a farrier (trimming and shoeing) as well as many years of training and showing horses. Please join us in honoring Jim at a Celebration of Life at the Fruitport Eagles, where he was a member, on April 27th, 2019 from 1pm to 5pm. Memorials may be directed to Noah Project or Harbor Hospice.

Shoreline Memorial Services of Muskegon 231-722-5050



Celebration of Life Gathering Information

Fruitport Eagles
3354 South Dangl Road
Muskegon, Michigan 49444

Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019
Time: 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM

6 thoughts on “James H. Kevern

  1. christine pospisil

    Jim I’m gonna miss you! You took care of my two, old horses for years! I could depend on you always showing up on time and ready to go. I don’t think I ever saw you without a smile on your face. I enjoyed our chats while you were trimming. We complained about our kids and bitched about politics. You educated me about the hoof and its importance and gave me some good pointers on maintenance. You will be missed and remembered.

  2. Randy and Debbie VenHuizen

    I met Jim in 1991 when I bought a horse from a good friend who highly recommended him, and I never had any use for another farrier. He was a wonderful, knowledgeable, friendly, generous, funny, and very thoughtful man, who will be missed by many. Rest in peace, my friend, and may you find comfort wrapped in the arms of the angels. Forever in our hearts ❤️

  3. Eric Markey

    I was honored to meet Jim this past Christmas Eve. He was such a joyful man and full of life even though battling cancer.
    I’m sure he is walking with the Lord in peace now.

  4. Dee

    I am very sorry to hear about your loss. I offer my condolences to you and your family. Please take comfort in knowing that God will give you the comfort and strength you need to keep going. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4) May all of your cherished memories overwhelm you with joy and happiness. You and your family are in my prayers. 

  5. Kristina Clark

    Laura and Sheri and family. I’m so sorry and many prayers. He must of been amazing too have 2 wonderful daughters as you both are. Love and many prayers too your family’s.


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