James F. Dillon, 68

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at 6 p.m. at St. Joseph Parish for James F. Dillon, 68, of Grafton who died suddenly at Aurora Medical Center in Grafton. Visitation will be held on Thursday at the church from 4 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the charity of your choice are appreciated. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.muellerfuneralhome.com.

Jim was born in Milwaukee on Oct. 31, 1944, the son of Robert J. and Florence (nee Kelley) Dillon. Jim was united in marriage to Judy (nee Torrence) on June 30, 1973. Jim graduated from Marquette University in 1967 with a mechanical engineering degree and earned his Masterís in Business Administration from Marquette in 1971.

Jim was a member of St. Joseph Parish. He enjoyed camping and biking.

Jimís family will always remember his resilient attitude in the face of lifeís challenges and his devotion to Marquette University, especially the menís basketball team.

Jim is survived by his wife, Judy; children, Chad and Krista (friend Joe Damrow); granddaughter, Halayna; and siblings, Nan (Tom) Delaney, Tom (Billie) Dillon, Joan (Patrick) Rohrer, Michael (Jan) Dillon and Timothy Dillon.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Robert J. and Florence (nee Kelley) Dillon; and one brother, Pat.

Jimís family would like to give special thanks to Aurora Medical Center of Grafton for their loving care and compassion shown to Jim and their entire family.

Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family.