James ‘Jim’ L. Likeric
June 27, 1939 — April 23, 2016

James ‘Jim’ L. Likeric James “Jim” L. Likeric of Pewaukee passed away on Saturday, April 23, 2016, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital at the age of 76. Jim was born on June 27, 1939, in Milwaukee, the son of Emery and Joyce.

He owned Jim’s Bug Center in Waukesha since 1968. Jim was well-known in the Waukesha area. He was passionate about everything involving race cars. His greatest joy was spending time with his family.

Jim will be dearly missed by his wife, Kathleen; children, Meribeth (Robert) Steele, Kym Trimarchi (Dave), Kathryn Fritz, Alyson (Scott) Likeric, Karolyn Likeric, Jill (Kevin) Abt, Jim (Karina) Likeric, Nikki (Kevin) Ruege; grandchildren, Mykel (Heather), Nicholas, Alexander, Samantha, Cassy, Auston, Andrew, Natasha, Kera, Savanna, Skylar, Sawyer, Giovanna, Keghan, Sonia and Ethan; and great-grandchildren, Saniya, Tony Jr., Josiah, Jionni, and Isabella. He is further survived by many other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings.

The visitation for Jim will be held on Friday, April 29, from 4:00 p.m. until the time of the 7:00 p.m. memorial service at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to Jim’s family.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 262-542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary, or to leave a condolence, please visit