James Charles Engman

April 30, 1924 - May 22, 2011

James Charles Engman of Pewaukee, died Sunday, May 22, 2011 at his home at the age of 87. He was born April 30, 1924, in Milwaukee, the son of Joseph and Mary (nee Neuman) Engman.

He was a graduate of Wauwatosa High School. He earned his bachelorís degree and also his masterís degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. On June 26, 1952, he married Harriet "Kay" Dunn in Madison. For many years, he worked at Milwaukee Plastic, subsequently Gould, retiring in 1981. He was the former sexton at Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery. He was a charter member of Kettle Moraine Curling Club and was on the zoning and sanitary commission for Pewaukee. Jim was an avid hunter and painter.

He will be missed by his wife, Harriet "Kay" of Pewaukee, along with their children, Joseph Engman of Waukesha, Thomas (Julie) Engman of Sheboygan, Amy (Burt) Ewing of New Brighton, Minn., Margaret Engman of Appleton, Elizabeth (Tim) Kritter of Madison, Peter (Linda) Engman of Turtle Lake and Harriet (Gregory) Sysyn of Atlanta, Ga.; and grandchildren, Alex, Katie and James Engman, Quinlan Purkey, Clarissa and Charles Kritter, Maisy and Eli Sysyn and Kyle and Meredith Engman. He is further survived by other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Thomas, as well as his parents.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the noon funeral service Friday, May 27, at Queen of Apostles Catholic Church, N35-W23360 Capitol Drive, Pewaukee, WI 53072. Graveside services with full military honors will follow at Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery in Duplainville.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the church (address above) are appreciated.

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