January 19, 2020

In memoriam: James E. Waun M.D.

Waun M.D, James E. Waun M.D, James E., age 85, died August 22, 2018. Jim is survived by his children Christopher (Cindy) Waun, Geoffrey Waun, Gregory (Suzanne) Waun, Susan Waun (Thomas Henderson), and Stephanie (David) Schrodt. Grandchildren Christopher M. Waun (Gwendolinn Telgenhoff), Amanda (Thomas) Vanover, David Waun, Mark Waun, Amalia Restrepo, Nicholas Restrepo, Lucas Restrepo, Samuel Schrodt and Noah Schrodt. He is also survived by his brothers William (Dorothy) Waun, Douglas (Pamela) Waun, several nieces, nephews, their spouses and children. Jim is remembered with fondness by Aaron (Jodi) Fritzsche, Ryan Fritzsche, and Maya, Ana and Grant Fritzsche. He was preceded in death by his parents Marjorie and Eugene Waun, and an infant sister. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Jim began his career as a pharmacist and soon after attended medical school to become an anesthesiologist. He was a lifelong musician with affiliations to many community concert bands and particularly enjoyed his tenure with the Scottville Clown Band. Jim’s additional hobbies included exercise, spending time in nature, and listening to classical music. Writing was a favorite pursuit in retirement and many of his articles can be found on his website agingswisdom.com and in the archives of the Ludington Daily News. Special memories were made over the last 16 years with his brothers and their wives on an annual vacation. Donations may be made in Jim’s honor to the Nature Conservancy (www.nature.org) or the music scholarship fund of the Scottville Clown Band (checks made payable to Scottville Clown Band may be mailed to Robert S. Always, Treasurer Scottville Clown Band, Inc 405 N Main Scottville MI 49454-1048).