James E. Noonan Jr.

Aug. 2, 1932 – July 15, 2011

James E. Noonan Jr. found eternal peace July 15, 2011, at age 78. He was born Aug. 2, 1932. He was the beloved husband of 59 years to Betty J. (Readel). He was the loving father of James E. III (Patricia) Noonan, Susan (Ronald) Delo, Thomas Noonan, Barbara (Adam) Pendleton and daughter-in-law, Julie (Michael) DiPiazza. He was the cherished grandfather of Robert Delo, Christie (Shaun) Nelson, Nicole Noonan, James E. IV (Shannon) Noonan, Amanda Noonan (Brandon Franke), Rebecca (Paul) Oestreich, Aaron Noonan, Alex Delo, Betty Jane Pendleton and Timmy Joe Pendleton and the blessed great-grandfather of James E. Noonan V, Tylor Nelson, Jacob Noonan, Alayna Nelson, Joshua Noonan, Matthew Nelson and Ryan Franke. He is survived by his siblings Norman (Flossie) Patzold, Michael (Bonnie) Noonan, Mary Ardyce (Jack) Kuzma, Delia Paszkiewicz, Eugene Noonan and Richard (Joyce) Noonan. He was the favorite growling partner of Chubbs. He is further survived by many relatives, friends and neighbors.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James E. Noonan Sr. and Louise (Patzold) Noonan; and brothers Harvey, Patrick and Daniel.

Jim was active throughout his 78 years. He was a retired A.O. Smith Corp. skilled trades welder, life member of the National Rifle Association, hunter safety instructor, amateur radio operator (KA9WKF), and Channel 10/36 Auction volunteer. He also designed and made personalized macramé lawn chairs and was an avid bird watcher.

He was a square dance caller and instructor of the Milwaukee Area Caller’s Council for 27 years, a member of the National Square Dancers Association; vice chairman of the Wisconsin State Square Dance Convention in 1978 and vice chairman of hospitality for the National Square Dance Convention in 1979.

He was a proud member of St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, contributing his talents to his faith by making Rosaries, Holy Communion host transport packets for the homebound, and participating in Bible studies.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts are appreciated by the family.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Church and Chapel Funeral Home, 15250 W. National Ave., New Berlin, with the Rosary at 7:30 p.m. Visitation continues from 9:30 a.m. until the 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian burial Thursday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 8500 W. Coldspring Road, Greenfield.

“Dobranoc. Until we meet again, you will always be loved, remembered and missed.”