James L. Counsell

James L. CounsellJames L. Counsell, age 66, of Oconomowoc, passed away on Thursday, July 10, 2014, at AngelsGrace Hospice while surrounded by his family after a courageous nine-month battle with esophageal cancer.

Jim is survived by his loving wife, Linda; his son Ron (Sherri) Counsell of Clyman; daughters Amy Counsell of Ixonia and Cari (Travis) Kehl of Oconomowoc; and his stepdaughter Angela Massoumi of Franklin; along with six grandchildren, Zach Counsell, Kylie and Ryan Hazzard, and Emily, Alisha and Brianna Kehl. Jim is further survived by his brothers Al (Gloria), Jerry (Marsha), Cheech (Cyndi), Tim (Sue), Bob (Elly); his sister Kathy (John) Brocke; sisters-in-law Sue Counsell, Charlotte (Rick) Bach, Peggy (Denny) Streich; brothers-in-law Al (Sharon) Laabs, Dick (Judy) Laabs and Tom (Mary Lou) Neuman; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Jim was preceded in death by his first wife, Bert; his parents, Huck and Vi Counsell; and his brother, Don Counsell.

The funeral Mass for Jim was held on Tuesday, July 15, at St. Jerome Catholic Church, 995 Silver Lake St. Oconomowoc, WI 53066.

Jim was a lifelong member of St. Jerome Catholic Church, where he was always active, especially in his favorite the Catholic Knights of Columbus. He owned and operated Ashippun BP since 1995. He was a veteran of the Army National Guard. Jim lived almost his entire life on Fowler Lake, where he could be seen wake boarding, boating and cutting his grass. He enjoyed polka music and dancing, playing cards, golf, tennis and spending time with his family, especially taking adventures with his grandkids.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to St. Jerome’s would be appreciated.

Pagenkopf Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 262-567-4457 or visit www.pagenkopf.com.