James F. Southard


Jan. 6, 1938 - Aug. 27, 2012


James F. Southard of Brookfield died Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, at his home at the age of 74. He was born in Waukesha on Jan. 6, 1938, the son of David and Genevieve (nee Eckrich) Southard. 


He graduated from the St. Francis Seminary in 1955 and then served his country in the U.S. Navy until 1960.  He worked for AT&T for more than 35 years, retiring in 1992 as a district supervisor. 


He will be sadly missed by his brothers and sisters, Patricia Wulf of West Allis, Joanne (Doyle) Marx of Crivitz, Sharon (Kenneth) Milbauch of Shiocton, Michael Southard of Waukesha, Elaine Fitzpatrick of West Allis and Stephen Southard of Waukesha. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 


He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Donna Kowalsk; and his brother, David Southard Jr.


Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the 1 p.m. funeral service Friday, Aug. 31, at Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Entombment will immediately follow at St. Joseph Cemetery.


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