James Tenuta

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James E. Tenuta

1947 - 2018

James E. Tenuta, 71, passed away at Froedtert South-St. Catherine's on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, Jim was born in Kenosha on Oct. 31, 1947, the son of Ernest and Joyce (nee: Sonquist) Tenuta.

Jim was a 1965 graduate of St. Joseph High School. On October 9, 1976, in St. Rita Catholic Church, he was united in marriage to Karen Stadther, who preceded him in death on June 21, 2007. He was employed by the Holiday Inn Corporation for several years in Tennessee as Food Manager. After returning to Kenosha he was employed as an insurance agent with several agencies including A.B. Schmitz. Jim was also employed by Lakeside Steel Mfg. Jim was an avid golfer and enjoyed cooking.

Surviving are his parents, Ernie and Joyce; brother, Jeff Tenuta, all of Kenosha; brother-in-law, Bill Rasmus, of Santa Monica, Calf.; niece, Jackie Tenuta; nephews, Christopher and Cody Rasmus; uncle, Emil Tenuta; aunt, Carmella Rende; and special friend, Agnes "Sam" Vaughn. Jim was also preceded in death by his sister, Kathleen T. Rasmus M.D., uncles, Frank and Jack Tenuta, and Gerald Sonquist.

A Memorial Service, celebrating Jim's life, will be held in the funeral home, at 11 a.m., on Thursday, Jan. 17, with Rev. Dominic Roscioli officiating. Visitation will be in the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Private internment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested, memorials to the Shalom Center, 1713 62nd St. Kenosha, WI 53143, or .


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Published online at KenoshaNews.com on Jan. 13, 2019