Jim F. Thierfelder

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

Funeral services for Jim will be held at 7 p.m. today, Feb. 5, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church of West Mequon, 11458 N. Wauwatosa Road in Mequon.

The Rev. Ken Kolberg will officiate the service.

Visitation will be held at the church today, from 4 p.m. until 6:45 p.m., prior to the service.

The Schmidt Funeral Home of Jackson is serving the family.

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

A resident of Mequon, Jim attended area schools, graduating from Homestead High School in 1964.

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

On Jan. 25, 1968, he entered the U.S. Army and served in Panama. Following his discharge on Feb. 18, 1966, he returned to Mequon.

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

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

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

Jim is survived by his wife Judy; his 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; his grandchildren Jared and Carissa Thierfelder, and Emma, Amber and Olivia Passig; his brothers Wayne (Pauline) of West Bend, and Bob (Sue) and Ron, both of Cedarburg; his sister Eileen (Tom) Jungkuntz of Mequon; his parents-in-law Virg and Edith Wolfgang of Mequon; and his aunts Lorraine Wendt of Cedarburg and Helen Thierfelder of Oak Creek. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

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