Eugene S.‘Jim’ Mendini

Eugene S. "Jim" Mendini of Waukesha was born to eternal life Tuesday, June 22, 2010, at the age of 97.

He was the beloved father of Wayne; father-in-law of Florie Brown and Chuck Stewart; brother-in-law of Joseph Beringer; and grandpa of Anne and Ross Brown, Ron, James, Pauline and Cindy Mendini, Mark and Craig Stewart, and Mary Gisenhauer. He is also survived by great-grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Marguerite "Jennie" (nee Viola); his son, Terrence (Giesela); brothers, Frank (Dorothy) and Ray (Mary); sisters, Wylma (Jon) Bedalov, Freda (Arnold) Hefter, Anna (Mario) Beatrice, Louise (Joseph) Vanek and Helene Beringer; and children, Vern Brown and Christine Stewart.

Jim served for three years during World War II in the Army Air Corps. He retired from Pabst Brewing Co. in 1973, following 38 years of service. He was also past commander of the American Legion Post No. 421.

Visitation at will be held from 3 p.m. until the 7 p.m. funeral service Saturday, June 26, at Church and Chapel Funeral Home, 15250 W. National Ave., New Berlin. A private interment will be held at a later date.

Church and Chapel Ritter-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.