McKillip, James J. Age 93, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, at the Milwaukee Catholic Home due to linitis plastica (stomach cancer) and prostate cancer. Beloved husband of Irmgard (nee Laue). Loving father of Rita and the late Stuart . Preceded in death by his parents Daniel T. and Mary E. (nee Meylor) McKillip, sisters Sarah (Dolly) Shain, Irene Meehan, Rita Young, Elsie Monahan and brothers Andrew and Pat (Elijah). Brother-in-law to Wolfgang (Martha) Laue, Waltraut (Lothar) Bieschke and Ilse (Mamar) Messaoudi. He is survived by nieces, nephews and good friends. Born in Calamine, WI on July 21, 1919 on a farm, served in the US Army
(WWII and Korean Wars) 30 years. Certified Dietary Manager for Morrisons for many years, as well as Dietary Supervisor for the Milwaukee Catholic Home (1984-1998). He will be remembered for his patience, helpfulness, gentleness, faith in God and love of his family. His family wishes to express appreciation for the wonderful care James received at the Milwaukee Catholic Home over the last 2 years. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for Masses to be offered for James at a Catholic church of your choice. Visitation will be at Feerick Funeral Home, Dec. 18 from 5 -8 PM. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 AM on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 at St. Robert's, 4019 N. Farwell, Shorewood preceded by a visitation from 9-10 AM in the church. Interment will be private at the Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery (Union Grove).