Jean M. James

Jean M. James, 89, of Oconomowoc, was called home to the Lord on Friday, February 26, 2016, in the company of her loving family. Jean was born in Milwaukee to the late Claude and Emma (Nelson) James.

The family moved to Oconomowoc in 1947. Jean was employed by Wisconsin Bell for 42 years.

She served as a corporal in the Army as a cryptographer during the Korean War and was stationed in Europe.

Jean was a world traveler throughout her life. She enjoyed camping and canoeing in her younger years. She was an active member of Our Saviorís church in Milwaukee and enjoyed singing in the choir. When she retired, she returned to Oconomowoc, where she became active at Our Saviorís church in Oconomowoc. She enjoyed her Norwegian heritage and participated in the annual Smorgasborg dinner there. She was a volunteer at Shorehaven assisting in the beauty shop.

Although she didnít have any children of her own, she was a much loved aunt of her nieces and nephews. Jean was passionate about gardening.

Jean is survived by three sisters and she was known as ďthe oneĒ sister of six girls.

She will be greatly missed by her loving sisters Claudine (Elmer) Gandt, the late Charlotte Buell, Ruth (late Robert) Horn, the late Marilyn (late Frank) Hayashi and Susan Frivold, and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at the Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm-Kreutzmann Funeral Home, 121 S. Cross St., Oconomowoc. on Saturday, March 5. Visitation will be from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, with a burial immediately following.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested in Jeanís name to Milwaukee Public Television (MPTV).

The family of Jean M. James would like to thank family and friends for their love and support. Deep admiration and respect to the staff of Shorehaven in Oconomowoc and for the dedicated care from Dr. Catherine Way and Dr. Elangovan.

Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm- Kreutzmann Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family. For more information, call 262-567-4459 or visit online at www.schmidtandbartelt.com.