James A. Gruendemann

June 17, 1964 - May 29, 2007

James A. Gruendemann, 42, of Weyauwega, died peacefully Tuesday, May 29, 2007. He was born to Daniel and Mary Gruendemann on June 17, 1964, in Sturgeon Bay.

Jim will be greatly missed by his loving wife, Julie; his son, Eli (3); his mother, Mary; stepdaughter, Jill Johnson; and stepson, Joel Johnson. He will also be remembered fondly by his four sisters, Meg Gruendemann of Waukesha, Sara Stelter and Rachel (Norriss) Lehman of Wautoma and Paula (Doug) Milner of Arkansas; mother-in-law, Ruth Holub of Mishicot; brothers-in-law, Roger (Debbie) Holub and Andrew Holub; and sister-in-law, Jan (Mark) Tess. Jim is also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Jim left an indelible mark on many friends, including Todd and Kerry Waitrovich of Waupaca; his many beloved "Smudge" friends from the University of Wisconsin-Stout; his best friend from high school, Jeff (Sarah) Vallier of Indiana; and many church friends.

Jim was preceded in death by his father; his brother, Daniel; father-in-law, Emmanuel Holub; brother-in-law, John Stelter; and sister-in-law, Norma Holub.

Special thanks goes to Jim and Julieís family; Smudge, Ink.; church members from Shepherd of the Lakes Church; and other extended family and friends for their support at the hospital and at home.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. memorial service Monday, June 4, at Shepherd of the Lakes Church, Waupaca. The Revs. David Martin and Dean Wheeler will preside.

Additional information, details, and thoughts on Jimís life can be found at www.caringbridge.org/visit/jimgruendemann.

Memorials can be sent to: Shepherd of the Lakes Church, 153 County QQ, Waupaca, WI 54981, c/o "Jim Gruendemann Fund."

Holly Funeral Home of Waupaca is assisting the family with arrangements. For more information, call (715) 258-4020 or visit online at www.hollyfuneralhome.com.

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