James M. Mayer

Oct. 3, 1950 - Dec. 23, 2006

James M. Mayer, 56, died Saturday, Dec. 23, 2006, at his Waukesha home. He was born Oct. 3, 1950, in Evergreen Park, Ill., to Carl and Elizabeth (nee Simecek) Mayer.

He attended Brandybrook Elementary School and Catholic Memorial High School, and then graduated from Kettle Moraine High School in 1969. On March 25, 1972, he married the former Patricia Zsori. For 35 years, he worked for Waukesha County, first as an orderly and then as a maintenance worker until his retirement Oct. 17, 2006. He enjoyed deer hunting and fly fishing. After high school, he ran trap lines with his friends and traveled with the carnival for one season.

He will be sadly missed by his wife, Patricia of Waukesha, and their children, Eliza (William) Tobler of Sullivan and Joseph (Megan) Mayer of Waukesha. He will also be fondly remembered by his three great-granddaughters, Dallas Marie Tobler, Audrey Rose Mayer and Elizabeth Ann Mayer. He is further survived by other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Elizabeth Mayer; his sister, Sharon Baran; uncle, James Simecek; grandparents, Sim and Eliza Simecek; and his aunt and uncle, Lillian and Martin Sexton.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 6:30 p.m. memorial service Friday, Dec. 29, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha.

Memorials are appreciated to the American Cancer Society, N19-W24350 Riverwood Drive, Waukesha, WI 53188.

Randle-Dable Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 547-4035 or visit www.randledable.com to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.