Francisco, James D. Delton James David Francisco, age 89 of Delton, passed away on March 4, 2022. Jim was born on June 1, 1932 in Delton, the son of Frank and Ila (Munger) Francisco. Jim was a 1950 graduate of Delton-Kellogg schools. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy from 1951-1955. Jim worked at James River Papermill for 37 years until his retirement in 1994. After retirement he worked for McClelland Bleacher Service, repairing bleachers in school gymnasiums for 10 years. On August 24, 1957, he married the former Lilah Shiffler, who survives. Jim spent 30 years as a volunteer at the Delton Fire Department. He was a lifelong member of the VFW Post 422, the original treasurer of the County View Senior Apartments, a member of the USS Coral Sea CVA-43 Association, and a member of Faith United Methodist Church. In his free time, Jim enjoyed deer hunting and traveling throughout the country, especially the U.P. of Michigan. Jim had a love for animals from his time growing up on a farm. He was known as a skilled builder, and helped build many homes in the area including his own. Most important to Jim was his family, especially his grandchildren. Also surviving are his children: Jacqueline (Randy) Wahl, Gwendolyn (Ted) Boyle, Carolyn (William) Shuler, Kenenneth (Mary) Francisco; grandchildren: Staci, William (Katherine), Brendan (Chelsea), Wyatt, Jacob (Lauren), Natalie, Caden (Brooke), Clayton, Nicholas; great granddaughter, Annaliese; siblings: Jerry (Karen) Francisco, Delores "Dee" Mohn, Joan Brownell; man nieces, nephews, and loving extended family and friends. Jim is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Betty Francisco; brothers-in-law: Donald Mohn and Jerry Brownell. Friends and relatives may meet with the family on Saturday, March 19, 2022 from 10:00-11:00 A.M. at the Faith United Methodist Church where a celebration of life service will take place at 11:00 A.M. Pastor Sam Gordy will officiate. Private burial will take place at Fort Custer National Cemetery. Memorial contributions to Faith United Methodist Church will be appreciated. Please visit www.williamsgoresfuneral.com to share a memory or leave a condolence message for Jim's family.