James Mileski

Resided in Gladstone, MI
Died March 9, 2023

James M. Mileski, age 74, of Gladstone, passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2023 at home.


James was born on December 25, 1948, in Escanaba, the son of Stanley and Caroline (Pearce) Mileski. James was raised in Escanaba and LaBranche areas. He worked for many years selling auto parts for his brother David at Groos Auto Parts and then later worked for Cloverland. Most recently he worked for PSI Temp Agency doing security and machine maintenance. James also served in the United States Army until he was honorably discharged. In his younger years, James enjoyed playing hockey. He also liked working on cars, woodworking, and remodeling homes. James was a Detroit Lions Football fan as well.


James is survived by his children Jennifer (Jeffery) Tessmer and Joshua (Jennifer Davis) Mileski, siblings David (Lori) Mileski, Robert (Linda) Mileski, Linda (Corky) Bartosz, Kim (Keith) Niquette, and Gary (Mary Jane) Mileski, grandchildren Allison, Jacob, and Emily Tessmer, and Phoenix Mileski, as well as many nieces and nephews.


James was preceded in death by his parents, Stanley and Caroline, and siblings Joseph, Leon, Barbara, Carol Jean, Margrette, and Richard.


Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

5 Tributes for “James Mileski

    Jenny I am so sorry to hear of your dads passing. I’m so glad you have had the time you did to spend together as family before he passed. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers….lifting you up from Florida and sending our hugs and love❤️

    I was so sorry to read of Jim’s passing. I remember him from back in the 1970s when he played fast-pitch softball and his brother Bob played some too. Jim was a good pitcher and I remember Jennifer being at the games with her mom Barb. Jim was also a really good bowler. I hadn’t seen him for a quite a long time but I remember him well. My sympathies to all the family. Jane Wertz Gundry.

    I am so saddened to here of James passing ! I worked right across the street from Groos Auto and was fortunate to get to know the man we called Jimmy. I worked for and managed the OK Auto for a number years and considered competitors our friends. To Dave and others in the Mileski family you have my sincere condolences. I will never forget the good memories I have of “ Jimmy “ !
    May God comfort your family !
    I Peter 5:7 “ Casting all your cares upon Him, for He careth for you “

    Jenny and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Jims’ passing. Hold tight to all the wonderful memories you have during this difficult time and in the future. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Love ❤️ and hugs,
    Your cousin Wendy and family

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