James ‘Jim’ A. Whitaker
March 22, 1954 — Feb. 9, 2016

James ‘Jim’ A. Whitaker James “Jim” A. Whitaker, age 61, of Palmyra, went home to our Lord on Feb. 9, 2016. Jim was born March 22, 1954, to Kenneth and Clara Whitaker in Rhinelander.

Jim graduated from Kettle Moraine High School in 1972. He married Donna M. Mills on May 7, 1988, in her parent’s backyard. Jim worked at Generac for many years and currently was employed at Atlas Metal Parts. He was a member of Fellowship Bible Church in Palmyra, enjoyed bowling and playing golf. Jim greatest joy in life was spending time with his family.

He was the beloved husband of Donna of Palmyra; cherished father of Lisa (Trevor) Conrad of Normal, Ill., Anthony (Tracy) Whitaker of Vine Grove, Ky., Charlie (Jennie) Zindars of Palmyra, William (Dana) Zindars of Mukwonago, Peter (Cheri) Zindars of Elkhorn and Frankie (Caitlin Buck) Zindars of Elkhorn; grandfather of 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren; and brother of JoAnne Williams of Neenah, Christine (Gary) Quardt of Delafield, Dennis (Shirl) Whitaker of Hartland, Patrick (Karen) Whitaker of Dousman and Craig Whitaker. Jim is further survived by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Gerald and Marie Mills; aunts Joyce (Millard) Martin and Judy Laabs; along with nieces, nephews, and many dear friends.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents.

A celebration of Jim’s life will be held on Sunday, February 14, at 1:30PM at Haase-Lockwood & Associates Funeral Home, 320 W Main St., Palmyra. Visitation will be from 11:30AM Sunday until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family are appreciated.

Haase-Lockwood & Associates Funeral Homes and Crematory of Palmyra is assisting the family, 262-495-2127. For the online guest registry, please go to