Pilger, James H. (Jimmy)
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James H. (Jimmy) Pilger, age 66, of 4001 Spring Hill Dr., Manitowoc, died on Thursday, June 27, 2013 while in Crystal Falls, Michigan.
Jimmy was born on January 24, 1947, in Manitowoc, son of the late Charles and Viola (Schulz) Pilger. He was a graduate of Manitowoc Lincoln High School class of 1966. Jimmy was employed as a carpenter with the Wisconsin Carpenters Union Local # 731 until his retirement. Following his retirement, Jimmy enjoyed spending more time with his children and grandchildren in Virginia. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Jimmy always had time to help others. His infectious humor and personality drew friends close. He passed doing what he loved, spending time in nature helping a good friend. Jimmy was a member of the Manitowoc Chiefs Club, Van's Athletic Club and the Manitowoc Yacht Club.
Survivors include three children and their spouses: Carey Pilger, Virginia Beach, VA, Scott and Christine Pilger, Williamsburg, VA, Dina and Michael Masek, Virginia Beach, VA; three grandchildren: Brandon and Ashley Pilger and Keagan Masek. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and many special friends also survive. He was preceded in death by two brothers: Gerald Pilger and Charles Pilger; and one sister: Dorothy Pilger.
Funeral Services will be held at 5:00 PM on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at the Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc. Officiating at the service will be Deacon Alan Boeldt. Following services cremation will take place at All-Care Cremation Center, Manitowoc and Jimmy will be laid to rest at a later date.
The family will greet relatives and friends at the Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 from 3:00 PM until the time of service a 5:00 PM.
Online condolences may be left for the family by visiting www.pfefferfuneralhome.com
Pfeffer Funeral Home
928 South 14th Street Manitowoc, WI 54220
Published in Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter from June 30 to July 1, 2013