James C. ĎSeedliní Sheehan Jr.

Sept. 19, 1961 - June 15, 2009

James C. "Seedlin" Sheehan Jr., born Sept. 19, 1961, was born into eternal life Monday, June 15, 2009, at age 47.

He was best friends and a loving husband and father to his wife, Connie (nee Miller), and daughter, Danielle, both of Hartland. He was the beloved and talented son of James C. Sr. and Faye (nee Rellatz) Sheehan of Pewaukee; dearly loved brother of Brian (Jacqueline) Sheehan of Stone Bank, Jennifer (Edward) Martens of Waukesha, Debra (Robert) Young of Oconomowoc, Vickie (Greg) Dickinson of Pewaukee and Kevin Sheehan of Pewaukee; and loving uncle of Brittany (Ross Conklin) Sheehan of Chaska, Minn., Michael Gonzales and Mathew Martens of Waukesha and Brandi and Dylan Dickinson of Pewaukee. He is also survived by his extended family of aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.

Jim was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, James J. and Ottilia Sheehan of Sussex, and maternal grandparents, George and Sylvia Rellatz of Merton and Mukwonago.

Jim was diagnosed in 1995 with cardio-myopathy (enlarged heart) and with medication, he was able to enjoy a good life until his heart failed.

Jim went to St. Maryís Grade School, Pewaukee Middle School and Pewaukee High School. He went to WCTC and became certified in engine repair. In 1984, he switched his career and went to work for Sanders Home Decorating in Waukesha. After doing well there, he decided to go into business for himself and established his own business, James Sheehan Paper Hanging and Painting. He specialized in paper hanging, but also did painting, staining, hanging blinds and some tile work, as he was very talented in the home improvement area. He was highly respected for his excellent work for more than 20 years.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Saturday, June 20, at Church and Chapel Funeral Home, 380 W. Bluemound Road (at highways J and JJ, four blocks south of Interstate 94), Waukesha. A celebration of Jimís life will be held at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family would be greatly appreciated.

Jimís family would like to thank the Chenequa Police Department and the Hartland EMTs in addition to the doctors and nursing staff who tenderly and compassionately cared for him while in the intensive care unit at Waukesha Memorial Hospital. We are deeply grateful.

Church and Chapel Rudolph-Larsen Bros. Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 827-0659 or visit www.churchandchapel.com to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.

We will miss him very much.