Hope I can live a life as rich as my godfather!
It was just today that I learned of Jim's passing. I am so saddened. Jim was a very special man. I began babysitting for Jim & Gladys when I was 12 years old and all of their children had not yet been born. Jim & Gladys were like second parents to me for many years. I spent all my spare time at their home until the time I left Milwaukee. When my dad made me crazy trying to teach me to drive, Jim came to the rescue and let me do the driving while he did estimating jobs for his tree service business. And then Gladys took me for my driving test. When I wanted to take my Mustang to Washington, DC and my dad wouldn't allow me to drive there alone, Jim and Gladys volunteered to drive with me to Cleveland, OH, where I met a friend to continue the trip and then they flew back to Milwaukee. When my first son was born, I was honored to name Jim as his Godfather and he was proud to be named. He owned a hunting camp only 5 miles from my home in Dunbar, WI, and invited us for a "home cooked" hunting dinner. So many fond memories. He will truly be missed and I know he will be watching over his wonderful and loving family.
Thank you grandpa! You are a true blessing to the family and will be missed. You are an amazing part of my life and am so thankful to be your grandchild. I love you!
Will miss Uncle Jim. So many happy memories of the Bluemels, from when we were young to the annual pig roasts!
Sorry we can not be there for his memorial service. He will be missed but always remembered will a smile.
Sue (Luettgen) and Ken Gipp
I will always have great memories of Jim & Gladys and the entire Bluemel family. RIP Jim. May God grant your family peace and comfort as they grieve your loss and celebrate your life. Truly, Jim's was a life well-lived!
Dear Mike and Lori,
So sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. Our prayers of hope and love are with your entire family.
Crystal (Gaura) Roecker and Family
Was a classmate of his at the St. Wenceslaus in 1944. Would like to know if any of our classmates are still around. contact me at email@example.com Jim Sazama
To all of the Bluemel families,
Your dad was a great man with an infectious laugh. I am so fortunate to have met him and had the opportunity to spend time with him and all of you. He will be missed by many.
May you find comfort in all of your memories.
Sorry to hear of the death of your father. My prayers go out to yuo and your family as you grieve the loss.The physical body may have been taken from you but the memories will always be with you.
Roy Stolpa (Advance Tool And Engineering)
I will miss my dad on earth everyday! However, I'm blessed with all his memories. Now I have another Angel watching over me.
Love you, Susie
Sorry to hear about Jim Bluemel's death. We went to school together at St. Wenceslaus, graduated 1944. Went to boys Tech together, graduated 1948.
He was a good friend and we had many great years and times together.
On behalf of everyone here at the American Red Cross, please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of Jim. Jim was a long-time Red Cross friend with a legacy of caring for those most in need following a disaster by supporting Red Cross disaster prevention, preparedness and response services. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jim Bluemel welcomed me into the Rotary community many years ago, and then welcomed me into his personal world of goose and turkey hunting. I have the fondest memories of both, and remain grateful to Jim for his friendship and graciousness. May his memory be eternal.
HIs giggle as he pulled in the chips from a winning poker hand, his smiling face as he sunk a putt to win a dime from you,his concerned look as we talked about life's troubles as we sat around the campfire, and mostly his friend ship that has meant so much to me for over 50 years.
Jim I will miss you.
Sun City West,Az.
Walk the earth if you may meet all that come along you fine none better than the one that just pass, rejoce in his journy to the gates has ended and rejoce in the joy he has left behind many who has gone before him an many to follow wish they have done so much for Him as James has done. Go and rejoce as he has gone home
The Bluemels, Our Dear Friends and Cherished Neighbors.
May precious memories of your loved one keep your hearts warm and your love alive forever!
Our most sincere sympathy.
28 Years ago I was given the most amazing opportunity when Mom and Dad Bluemel opened their home to me as an Australian Rotary exchange student. Dad's laughter and love for life was infectious. I have so many memorable experiences with Dad enjoying the wonderful Wisconsin life, attending Rotary meetings together, celebrating the 4th of July, skiing up north, enjoying the wonderful Wind Lake summer BBQ's and the company of family and friends. I always looked forward to “honey I'm home”. My time spent in Wisconsin was life changing and I am eternally grateful for Dad's friendship and allowing me to share his family and life. I feel truly blessed to have known Dad and I am so glad my family and children have been able to meet Dad and Mom and their wonderful family. Our love and prayers are with Mom and all of the wonderful Bluemel family at this sad time. All our love, Michelle, John, Michael and Ben Chatfield.
Our condolences to Mr. Bluemel's family and friends. And our apologies that we won't be able to celebrate his life at the memorial service on Saturday. Bill and Debbie (Lampe) Revolinski of St. Leonard's/St. Clare's