Carl J.‘Jim’ Ohrstrom

June 6, 1921 – Jan. 19, 2010

Carl J. "Jim" Ohrstrom, 88, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010, at the Masonic Health Care Center in Dousman. He was born June 6, 1921, to Carl and Elsie (nee Soukup) Ohrstrom Sr.

Jim was a 1937 graduate of Prentice High School and proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1945. Carl worked at the Waukesha Foundry for 40 years, retiring in 1985. He enjoyed camping, snowmobiling, working on cars and small engines. He will be sadly missed by his daughter, Marilyn (Dennis) Michaelis of Genesee; grandchildren, Tracy (Jim) Smukowski of Oconomowoc and Brad (Jenny) Michaelis of Genesee; and great-grandchildren, Cody, Brady, Ally and Abby Michaelis. He is further survived by his brother, William (Betty) Ohrstrom of Georgia; brother-in-law, Paul Sasso of Arizona; and stepsister, Karen (Dennis) Dingeldine of Mukwonago.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Delores, on Jan. 7, 2007, and his sister, Avril Sasso.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the 11 a.m. memorial service Saturday, Jan. 23, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Interment with full military honors will take place following the service at Prairie Home Cemetery.

The family would like to thank all of the staff at the Masonic Health and Rehab Center and the nurses from Seasons Hospice.

Memorials may be made to the Southeastern Wisconsin Alzheimer’s/Dementia Association, 620 S. 76th St., Suite 160, Milwaukee, WI 53214.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to for directions or to leave an online tribute.