Theys, James "Jim' J.
James "Jim" J. Theys, 82, Luxemburg, died early Sunday morning at his home, Sept. 22, 2013. He was born Aug. 2, 1931, in Luxemburg, to the late Albert J. and Esther (Jonet) Theys. He was a 1949 graduate from Luxemburg High School and then attended UW-Madison. From November 1951 until August of 1953 Jim served his country with the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and was awarded a Purple Heart. On June 1, 1957, he married Jean A. Allard at St. Louis Church, Dyckesville. Together they purchased and operated Theys' Orchard which is still in operation today. Consecutively Jim was employed with Northwest Engineering for over 30 years. He was a member of the American Legion Ralph Kline Post 262, Luxemburg, the Catholic Order of Foresters as well as a lifelong member of St. Mary Church, Luxemburg.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Jean and their children, Jim P. and Judy Theys, Luxemburg; Ann and Leonard LeGrave, Casco; Mary and Roger Konop, Stangelville; Jane Theys, Kewaunee; ten grandchildren, Katie (friend, Joe) Theys, Kristie (friend Mitch) Theys, Megan Theys, Jennifer (fiancé, Kyle Leist) Theys, John Theys, Collin LeGrave, Autumn (friend, Josh) LeGrave, Brooke (friend, Zach) Steinhorst, McKenzie Konop, Cameron Konop; one great-grandchild, Haley Theys; one sister and one brother-in-law, Jeanne' and Mark Lerner, California; one sister-in-law and one brother-in-law, Jim and Joyce Lampereur, Dyckesville; nieces, nephews, friends and cousins further survive him.
Jim was preceded in death by infant twins, John and Joseph Theys; one son, Daniel R. Theys; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Austin and Ceil Allard.
Friends may call at St. Mary Church, Luxemburg 3 to 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. American Legion Ralph Kline Post 262 Memorial Service, 6 p.m. on Friday. Closing parish prayer service 7:30 p.m. Friday. Visitation will continue between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. Funeral 10 a.m. on Saturday with Rev. Milton Suess officiating. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Luxemburg with complete Military Rites at graveside.
McMahon Funeral Home, Luxemburg is assisting the Theys Family. www.mcmahonfh.net
The Family wishes to extend a special note of thanks to the Staff of Green Bay Oncology especially Dr. J. Blank and Unity Hospice for taking such great care of Jim.
Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from Sept. 23 to Sept. 24, 2013