Jim F. Thierfelder

Jim F. Thierfelder, 61 of Jackson, went home to his heavenly Father on Friday, Feb. 1, 2008 surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on Feb. 22, 1946 in Milwaukee to the late Hillard and Bernice (nee Wendt) Thierfelder.

Being a resident of Mequon, he attended area schools, graduating from Homestead High School in 1964.

He was united in marriage to Judy Wolfgang on Oct. 16, 1965 in Mequon.

On Jan. 25, 1968, Jim entered the United States Army, serving in Panama.

Following his discharge on Feb. 18, 1966, he returned to Mequon.

While working as an electrician, he was employed for Mequon Electric and then for Meer Electric until his retirement in July, 2003.

For most of his life, Jim was a devoted member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church of West Mequon.

He enjoyed hunting and trapshooting at the Ozaukee County Fish and Game.

Survivors include his wife, Judy; five children, Jeff (Sharon) of Kewaskum, Julie (Brian) Passig of Iron Ridge and Jennie (Jason Enright), Jodie (Matthew Stein) and Jamie (Jason Lemke), all of Jackson; five grandchildren, Jared and Carissa Thier-felder and Emma, Amber and Olivia Passig; three brothers, Wayne (Pauline) of West Bend and Bob (Sue) and Ron, both of Cedarburg; a sister, Eileen (Tom) Jungkuntz of Mequon; his parents-in-law, Virg and Edith Wolfgang of Mequon; two aunts, Lorraine Wendt of Cedarburg and Helen Thierfelder of Oak Creek; nieces; nephews; cousins; other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 7 p.m. at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church of West Mequon, 11458 N. Wauwatosa Road, Mequon, with Pastor Ken Kolberg officiating.

Visitation will be at the church only on Tuesday from 4 until 6:45 p.m.

The Schmidt Funeral Home of Jackson is serving the family.