James C. Nienow, 74

James C. Nienow, 74, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010, from a Parkinsonís-related disease called Multiple System Atrophy.

James was born on Nov. 15, 1935, in the town of Polk to Henry and Clara (nee Maas) Nienow. He married Janet Janto on March 24, 1987.

James was an avid outdoorsman and loved hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, travelling, and woodworking. He played on various baseball and softball teams and was a longtime member of Our Saviorís Lutheran Church in West Bend and a volunteer on the Jackson Fire Department. James enjoyed photography and belonged to both the West Bend Camera Clique and the River Edge Camera Club. In 1998, he retired from Leeson Electric in Grafton.

James is survived by his wife of 22 years, Janet (nee Stuettgen), children Calvin (Kathy) Nienow, Sheila Nienow and Kelly (Aaron) Polly, step-children Trish (Dave) Mervenne and Boyd (Diana) Janto, grandchildren Leah, Chad, Kori, Troy (Stephanie) and Jena Nienow, Zack Nienow, Alex and Katie Polly, Kayla, Abby and Pey-ton Janto, Tess and Will Mervenne, and greatgranddaughter Talia Nienow. James is preceded in death by his parents Henry and Clara (nee Maas) Nienow and sister Eunice Nienow.

A funeral service for James will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010, at Phillip Funeral Home 1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend with Pastor Pam Marolla officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until the start of services at 2 p.m.

Memorials appreciated to the Parkinsonís Research Institute, 945 N. 12th #4602, Milwaukee, WI 53233 or Our Saviorís Lutheran Church, 1044 S. Silverbrook Drive, West Bend, WI 53095.

The family would like to say a special thank you to the Hartford Aurora Adult Day Care personnel and the nurses and staff of Cove 3 at the Cedar Lake Health and Rehabilitation Center and Cedar Community Home Health and Hospice.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family. 338-2050 / www.phillipfuneralhome.com.