James Taylor Holberg

James Taylor Holberg of Eaton Rapids, MI peacefully passed away on Monday, July 17, 2023, at the age of 65. Born on September 11, 1957, in Lansing, MI, the son of Robert and Abbie (Taylor) Holberg.

Jim was raised in Lansing, MI and graduated from Lansing Eastern in the class of 1975. He immediately began his career at the Lansing State Journal. Later, in 1985, he ventured into commercial lighting and started Brite Lite Maintenance which he managed until 2020. Starting at a young age, one of Jim’s great joys in life was classic cars. He poured countless hours into the pursuit of locating, repairing, and restoring old vehicles, all of which eventually found new homes and owners that cherished them as much as he did. During the last few years, he felt called by God to spend his time rebuilding a church on the South Side of Chicago and made frequent trips to lend a charitable hand.

He is preceded in death by his parents and son, Michael Holberg. Jim is survived by his two sons, Joseph (Jessica) Holberg of Oak Park, IL and Rob Holberg of Holt. He also leaves behind his grandson, John R. Holberg; three brothers, Rex Holberg, Robert (Donna) Holberg, and John Holberg; two sisters, Joann Menke and Dr. Diana (Rob) Gordick and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Jim’s life will be held on Friday, July 28 from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. at his brother Robert’s house. All are welcome to attend. For the address, please reach out to Joseph Holberg or Robert Holberg. For those desiring memorial contributions may be made to the church Jim was working on to the end: New Christian Love via Reverend James H Weston at 6228 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60637. To share memories or leave online condolences please visit www.SkinnerFuneralHomes.com.