James M. La Pointe, 77

James M La PointeJames M. La Pointe, of Appleton, formerly of Grafton, passed away peacefully on Dec. 30, 2014, at the age of 77. James La Pointe was an attorney. But, he was much more to those who were close to him. He was born a Yooper in Amasa, Mich., to Joseph and Mabel La Pointe (Carlson). He grew up with three brothers: J.P., Jon and Jeff La Pointe and resided in the northern suburbs of the greater Milwaukee area.

After graduating from Marquette University and serving as district attorney for Ozaukee County for many years, he married the love of his life, Susan La Pointe (Kammerer) and became a proud father of Tiffany La Pointe. Later in his career he served as children’s county court commissioner, after which he would retire and travel to many warm places during cold Wisconsin winters. In 2006, Jim moved to Appleton and lived on Little Lake Butte Des Morts. He made many good friends in the area and became a grandfather to Arabella Bursek in 2009. Jim will be missed for his intelligence, quick wit, sense of humor and boasting. Jim lived a great life. Throughout his journey in life and the people he met (National Guard, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Marquette, Kiwanis, public office and traveling) he will be remembered well and missed. He joins his late wife, Susan, parents and brother J.P. and many extended friends, family members and beloved pets at this time in his journey.

James is survived by his daughter, Tiffany (fiance Jason Suttner) La Pointe; grandchildren: Arabella, Mia and Lily; brothers: Jon (Dorothy) La Pointe and Jeff (Diane) La Pointe; other relatives and many friends. James was preceded in death by his wife, Susan, and his brother, Joseph Peter “J.P.” La Pointe.

Funeral services were held at Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory Cedarburg on Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, at 4 p.m. Visitation was on Monday from 2 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Interment at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Grafton. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Cancer Society are appreciated.