James A. Beimborn, 66

Jim Beimborn, 66, of Port Washington, passed away on Saturday, July 23, 2011, at Aurora Medical Center in Grafton.

Jim was born in Port Washington on June 4, 1945, son of Alex and Erna (nee Anschuetz) Beimborn. He grew up in Port Washington and attended Port Washington High School where he was an active basketball player, graduating in 1963. After graduating from high school, Jim continued to play basketball with the Port Washington Lakers. He also started working for Ozaukee County as an equipment operator, retiring after more than 35 years of service. Jim was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Grafton, a charter member of the Snow Runners Snow-mobile Club, and also the McDonald’s Coffee Club.

He loved riding his motorcycle, currently a blue Honda Gold Wing, and traveled extensively on his motorcycle, visiting every state.

Jim also enjoyed fishing on Lake Michigan and in Canada, snowmobiling, and watching his niece and nephews compete in sports. Jim is survived by his brother Rich of Port Washington and his sister Delores (Dennis) Rickard of Cedarburg. He is further survived by his niece Erin, nephews, Alex (Carrie), Zac and Will Rickard, his great-niece Aubrey, his great-nephew Mason and four aunts; Elsa Egerer of Cedarburg, Annie Hardt of Jackson, Lucille Matter of Cedarburg and Rosalie Beimborn-Westphal of West Bend, other relatives and many, many friends.

Funeral services will be Thursday, July 28, at 7 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Grafton with the Rev. Kenton Wendorf officiating. Burial will take place in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 28, at the church from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Memorials suggested to St. Paul Lutheran Church.

The Eernisse Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be left at www.eernissefuneralhome.com.