James Tilt Sr., 80|
James Tilt Sr., age 80, of
Conover and Slinger, died on Wednesday, July 8, 2015, in Conover. He was born on
March 21, 1935, in Sussex, the son of George and Marjorie (Fillmann) Tilt. Jim
was raised and attended schools in Slinger. It was there that he married Ann
Huebschen in 1964. Jim was a proficient cement-and-brick mason and a carpenter.
He was employed by the Schickert & Schlosser Construction Co., working on new
store development and remodeling for the Kroger, Pick ‘n Save and Sentry Food
grocery store chains. After retiring in 1999, he continued his passion for
remodeling. His last project was the purchase and restoration of the Sun Down
Tavern in Conover, making it a great and fun bar for all to enjoy. Jim was an
avid hunter and fisherman. He loved restoring old cars and enjoyed collecting.