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James "Jim" Garrity (1950 - 2012)

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Garrity, James "Jim"

James (Jim) G. Garrity, 61, longtime resident of Green Bay and new resident of Sheboygan, passed away unexpectedly at home, Friday, June 8, 2012.

Jim was born July 25, 1950 in Howard, Wisconsin to the late James and Mildred (Van Zeeland) Garrity.

Jim served in the U.S. Army as an MP at Fort Leavenworth. He was a longtime employee of Shade Printing and, before his retirement in April of 2011, he was employed by Independent Printing of DePere.

Jim was honest, loving, sweet and wise. He loved his new winter home in Arizona and wholly enjoyed history, movies, NASCAR, table games, shuffleboard, swimming and his new golf cart.

Survivors include his "special lady" Eileen Ledeboer (and her family), a son, two daughters, two grandchildren, three brothers and two sisters, as well as many new and dear friends both in Sheboygan and Mesa, Arizona. He was preceded in death by one brother.

A Memorial Service for Jim will be held Friday, June 15, 2012, at 5:30 p.m., at Zimmer's Westview Funeral & Cremation Care Center (Hwy. JJ & 42 Howards Grove). The Reverend Karl Nelson will officiate. Friends may call on Friday at the funeral home from 4:30 p.m. until the time of service. Burial at Lutheran Cemetery in Sheboygan will be held a day prior to Friday's Memorial Service.

Special thanks to those who welcomed Jim and Eileen into their homes and hearts. He will be remembered forever and dearly missed.

A memorial fund has been established in his name.

Zimmer's Westview Funeral & Cremation Care Center is assisting with arrangements.

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Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from June 10 to June 12, 2012