James R. Proebsting, 56
June 15, 1960
ó Feb. 6, 2017

James R. Proebsting, 56James R. "Jim" Proebsting of the town of Hartford, died Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, in Door County at the age of 56. He was born June 15, 1960, in Appleton to David and Sue (nee Beglinger) Proebsting.

As a child, his family moved to Hartford, where he made many treasured lifelong friends. After graduating from Hartford Union High School with the class of 1978, he served with the United States Army. After his discharge, he returned to Wisconsin, and worked as a dental laboratory technician. In 1990, he started his own business, Probe Ceramic Studio.

On Sept. 19, 2009, he was united in marriage to Julie Bloy on Round Lake aboard the Chief Waupaca.

Our family has lost a vibrant part of its amazing core. His playful sense of humor, gigantic laugh and his unending enthusiasm for living life to the fullest will be greatly missed. Jimís competitive nature was evident on the high school swim team, the golf course, poker table, epic Waupaca bocce tournaments and simply at the family game table. May the Jimmy stories live on forever in our hearts Ö Survivors include his wife, Julie Bloy Proebsting; stepchildren, Bridgid and JP McGuire; his parents, Dave and Sue of Waupaca; two brothers, John (Kathy) of Hartford and Doug (Wendy) of Pewaukee; nieces and nephew, Whitney (Eric) Shneyder, Andrew, Marissa and Belle; father-in-law, Harlan (Ruth) Bloy of Green Bay; sister-in-law, Kris (Brian) Finell of Germantown, and their daughter, Megan; and other relatives and many, many friends.

Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, at the Schmidt Funeral Home, N168 W20135 Main Street (Highway 60), Jackson. The family will greet relatives and friends during a period of visitation from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials given in Jimís honor will be greatly appreciated.

The Schmidt Funeral Home of Jackson is serving the family. Online guestbook and condolences are available at www.schmidtfuneralhome.com.