James Frederick Walz, age 87 of Holland, Michigan passed away with his wife by his side at Freedom Village at Holland. James lived in the Fennville and Saugatuck area most of his life, moving to Holland in 2005. James was a librarian for the Fennville Public Schools, retiring in 1986. He loved to read books, go fishing and to be outdoors. He is the child of the late Frederick and Edith Walz. James is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Grace Walz. Chappell Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements, an online registry book is available at www.ChappellFuneralHome.com.