Jim's full obituary can be viewed at www.VickersFuneralHomes.com. James 'Jim' Alfred Keesler flew to his Heavenly Home on May 22, 2020 at the age of 77 years after suffering a four-year battle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, or PSP. Jim was born in Lansing, Michigan to Alfred and Carol (Brigham) Keesler. He began his career as a broadcast engineer in 1969 and in 1985 he became the Assistant Chief Engineer at WWMT, a position he retained until retirement the end of 2008. He was a licensed 'ham' radio operator - call sign K8EXF, and a member of the First Congregational Church in Kalamazoo. Jim is survived by his wife, Jena (Bickford) of 15 years, daughters Elizabeth and Sarah, step-children Poni Altvater and Thomas (Michelle) Frederick, step-grandchildren Destiny (Darian) Campbell, Riannan Altvater, Isabella Frederick, Cole Frederick, step-great-grandson Axel Campbell, sister Ruth Davis, brother Ed (Kathy) Keesler, and several nephews, nieces, and cousins. A Celebration of Life is planned for this summer. Donations in Jim's honor/memory may be made to CurePSP (501c3) either online at Curepsp.org or by mailing to CurePSP, 1216 Broadway, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10001, or to an organization of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Vickers Leslie Funeral Home, 109 N. Church St./P.O. Box 503, Leslie, MI 49251. 517-878-6600.