James Suettinger

Suettinger, James W.

James W. Suettinger, age 85, of 3215 Parkway Blvd, Two Rivers, died Thursday evening, October 25, 2012, at the Hamilton Care Center, Two Rivers.

Jim was born April 19, 1927, in Two Rivers, son of the late Walter and Helen (Schroeder) Suettinger. He graduated from Washington High School with the class of 1945. Jim served in the U.S. AirForce. On September 8, 1979, he married the former Sharon Timm at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Two Rivers. Jim was the owner and President of Suettinger Hardware, Inc. established in 1862, in Two Rivers. Jim was a member of the Two Rivers Elk's Club, and Knights of Columbus. He loved waiting on his customers, bowling, and traveling with his wife.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon Suettinger, Two Rivers; seven children: Holly (Roy) Engelland, Two Rivers; Rachele (John) Kopecky, Grimms; William (Debbie) Suettinger, Manitowoc; Stacy (Lee) Yauger, Milwaukee; Melissa Vanne, Shoto; Sheila Vanne (special friend Troy Messman), Two Rivers; Jesse (Jill) Vanne, Two Rivers; 17 grandchildren: Ronalee Johnson, Brad Nesper, Stephanie Bates, Nathan Kopecky, Michael Kopecky, Tanya Matuszewski, William "BJ" Loberger, Tiffany Bowdish, Elizabeth Yauger, Allison Yauger, Willy Yauger, Miranda Anderson, Melinda Hoffman, Montana Hoffman, Katelynn Braun, Derek Braun, Haley Vanne; 11 great grandchildren; Sam and Noah Johnson, Braedy and Lily Nesper, Ashleigh and Sophie Bates, Myla Kopecky, Elianna, Hayden, Aliyah Matuszewski; soon to arrive baby Bowdish; two sisters: Peggy Beckwith, Aurora, CO; Helen Ann (Don) Bleser, Two Rivers; sister-in-law: Ann Suettinger, Two Rivers; brother-in-law: Bill Timm, Stewartville, MN; Mickey Timm, Rockport, TX; sister-in-law: Mary Noel-Timm, Riverside, RI; and a brother-in-law: Pete Fruin, Bedford, NH. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive.

Jim was preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law: Patrick and Lois Mee; sister and brother-in-law: Carol and Frank Mahan; brother: John Suettinger; sister-in-law: Cheryl Fruin; brother-in-law: Terry Timm; and mother and father-in-law: Howard and Ione Timm.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 29, 2012, at St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church, Two Rivers. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be Rev. Tom Reynebeau with burial to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Two Rivers. Military Honors will be accorded by the Two Rivers V.F.W. and American Legion.

The family will greet relatives and friends on Monday, October 29, 2012, at St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church, Two Rivers, from 9:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www.kleinandstangel.com

The Klein & Stangel Funeral Home, Two Rivers, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to nephews Chris and Bruce Suettinger and employees at Suettinger Hardware. A special thank you to Sally Kintgen for all her love and support. Deep gratitude goes to the staff of Hamilton Care Center for their love and dedication for our wonderful husband and father


Published in Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter on Oct. 27, 2012