James H. Rehman, 81

May 8, 1933 -- Nov. 26, 2014

James H. Rehman, age 81, of West Bend died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, from complications after heart surgery in August. He was born on May 8, 1933, in Wisconsin Rapids to the late Herman and Anna (nee Miller) Rehman. After graduating from Lincoln High School in Wisconsin Rapids, he attended the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point where he earned his degree in art education.

On July 1, 1961, he was united in marriage to Shirley A. Sarnowski in Stevens Point.

He began his teaching career with the West Bend School District, spending many years at various schools. Prior to his retirement, he taught math and science at St. Hubertís School.

Jim served in the United States Air Force for four years on active duty and 25 years as a reservist. He retired as a lieutenant colonel from the 440th Airlift Wing in Milwaukee.

He was an active member of the West Bend Barton Sportsmanís Club. He also enjoyed golfing and was an avid Packers and Badgers fan.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Shirley, and four children, Jennifer (Paul) Tiedt of West Bend, Andrew of West Bend, John C. (Deborah) of West Bend, Sarah Rehman of Louisville, Kentucky, and Mark (Monica) Shallow of Edwardsville, Illinois. He is further survived by and very proud of his two grandsons Tyler Rehman and Trenton Rehman; one brother Richard of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Marjorie Phelps, a sister-in-law Carol Rehman and a dear niece Terri and her husband, Rick Fifield.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, Nov. 29, at noon at Holy Angels Catholic Church with the Rev. Gerald Brittain presiding. The family will greet relatives and friends at the church on Saturday from 10-11:45 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Holy Angels School Trust Fund or to the family to be sent to Medjugorje are appreciated.

The Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend is serving the family.

Online guestbook and condolences available at www.schmidtfuneralhome.com.