James VanderWall Obituary, Death Cause – James (Jim) VanderWall, who was the founding bass player for Steam Powered Bluegrass Band, passed away peacefully on Easter morning, early in the morning. James VanderWall was a member of the band since its inception. We are sorry to have to be the ones to deliver this information to you, but it is necessary. We are keeping all of his loved ones in our thoughts and praying for them, including his wife Nancy, their children, as well as all of his other family members and friends. Everyone will experience loss in their own special way when he passes away.
Jim’s first job out of school was in the manufacturing industry, where he worked as a tool and die maker. Despite this, he was eventually successful enough to become the owner of several different enterprises. In 1997, he resigned from his position as the Founder and President of United Sign Company so that he could retire to “the cottage” on Little Crystal Lake in Hart, Michigan. “The cottage” is located in Hart, Michigan. He had served in various capacities for the past two decades, which totaled twenty years.
Jim’s participation in the worship services held at the Unity Reformed Church in Muskegon extends back to the period of time when he was a member of the church’s congregation. In addition to fishing, playing cards, restoring antique autos, and taking trips with Carol, his family, and his friends, he treasured the time he spent traveling. He did this because it allowed him to spend time doing things he enjoyed. After he retired, he built himself a “pole barn” residence in which he could spend the majority of his time tinkering and playing with various things. The connection he had with both his family and the Lord was the thing that meant the most to him in the entire world.