James "Jim" M. McEneany

A memorial service will be held for James "Jim" M. McEneany of Thiensville at 2 p.m. tomorrow afternoon, Dec. 14, at the Mequon United Methodist Church, 11011 North Oriole Lane, in Mequon.

Jim passed away from complications following a stroke, surrounded by his family, on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2007 at the age of 84.

Visitation will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday at the church, prior to the memorial service.

Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral Home in Mequon is serving the family.

Jim was born on Jan. 13, 1923 in Pittsford, N.Y., where he grew up, the son of John and Elizabeth McEneany.

Following graduation from Pittsford High School, Jim attended Carleton College in Northfield, Minn. He then enlisted in the U.S. Army and was enrolled in the ASTP officer training program.

Following his training, Jim was shipped out to the European front with the 156th Field Artillery of the 44th Division.

After completing his service in World War II, Jim enrolled at Carleton College, Northfield, Minn., where he met and married Dolores Lancaster, his wife of nearly 60 years.

He graduated from North Dakota State School of Engineering in 1950, earning membership in the Pi Tau Sigma, an honorary engineering fraternity.

Jim worked at Stanley Engineering in Muscatine, Iowa. He later was employed by Commonwealth Associates in Jackson, Mich., where he was selected to work on the Enrico Fermi atomic power project.

He then moved to Milwaukee and was in the peacetime nuclear program at A.O. Smith. He subsequently worked for Krause Milling Company until his retirement.

Jim enjoyed many activities, including camping trips to the Northwest, hunting and sailing and gardening. His interest in his retirement years included service to the village of Thiensville Board, active membership in the Mequon United Methodist Church and more recently service to the Howard J. Schroeder Post 457 of the American Legion.

Ever helpful, Jim was generous, selfless and anchored in his family.

His love of the outdoors, fixing whatever was needed, animals and family provided his focus. Selfless and loyal in his service, especially toward his wife, he strove to improve and support those most dear to him.

Jim is survived by his wife Dolores; his daughters Linda Colvin (Steve) of Oroville, Wash. and Sarah Smith (Robert) of Shorewood; his sons Douglas McEneany of Duluth, Minn. and Sean McEneany (Jan) of Federal Way, Wash.; and his grandchildren Nathan, Jenny and Derek Garnett, Kyle McEneany, Sam and Ian McEneany, and Mimi and Liam Smith.

Memorials may be given to either the Mequon United Methodist Church or the Ozaukee Humane Society.