James "Jim" Montana Jr.

A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated on March 14 for James "Jim" Montana Jr. of Saukville at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Port Washington. Jim passed away from complications due to lung cancer and leukemia on Saturday, March 10, at Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, at the age of 59. Father Allan Sommer celebrated the funeral Mass. Visitation was held on Wednesday at the Poole Funeral Home in Port Washington. Entombment took place at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Port Washington.

Jim was born on Jan. 24, 1948 in Milwaukee, son of James and Eleanor (nee Barth) Montana Sr. On Jan. 11, 1969, Jim exchanged marriage vows with Susan Janzer of Port Washington at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Jim served our country in the U.S. Army from April 2, 1968 through March 16, 1970. He achieved the rank of sergeant and was stationed in Korea as a medical corpsman.

Jim worked in the printing industry as a printer and later as a salesman. He was active with his wife in the Ozaukee Corvette Club for over 25 years. Jim enjoyed photography, travel, boating and his dogs. He was a devoted husband, dad and grandpa.

Jim is survived by his wife Sue Montana of Saukville; his daughters Chris (Mark) Warrix of West Allis, Amy (Brian) Wilson of Jackson and Becky (Joe) Schueller of Cincinnati, Ohio; his grandchildren Tyler James Schueller, Allison Hane Schueller and Adam Charles Wilson; his father James Montana Sr. of Milwaukee; his brothers Joseph (Jackie) Montana of St. Francis and Michael Montana of Milwaukee; and his sister Susan (Jim) DeLarue of Milwaukee. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Jim was preceded in death by his mother Eleanor.

Memorials to the American Cancer Society or the Disabled American Veterans (DAV Memorial Program, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301) are appreciated.