James "Jim" Robert "JR" Schiesl
James "Jim" Robert "JR" Schiesl, 88, passed away on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at Appleton Medical Center. Jim was born on November 7, 1925 in Jefferson to Frank and Catherine Schiesl. He served in the US Army Air Corps during WWII. On September 4, 1948 he was united in marriage to Gertie Clausen. Jim was the Past President of the Federal Land Bank Association. He was trustworthy and honest as any man you could meet and always worked diligently for his customers. Most important to him was his family and the time they spent together and the memories they made will always be treasured. He would always light up when his family would visit. Jim enjoyed golf, traveling, visiting all 48 continental United States, and his Cadillac's. He was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church. Jim is survived by his wife Gertie, four children; Peggy (Tony) Busch, Appleton, Jim (Carol) Schiesl, Stockbridge, Jeff (Terry) Schiesl, Black Creek, and Debbie (Ken) Kramer, eight grandchildren; Jax (Mitch) Anderson, Ben (Jennifer) Busch, Jenny (Andy) Bengel, Mark (Suz) Schiesl, Dan (Eryka) Schiesl, Scott (special friend Alyssa) Schiesl, Katie (Jason) Krueger, and Amanda (Sam) Hietpas, 12 great grandchildren; Sophie, Malaya, Greyson, Cambria, Abby, Gracie, Evelynn, Hailey, Rylan, Beckett, Hayden, Leni, three sisters; Gen Delaney, Germaine Shipman, and Joyce (Duane) Collins, three sisters-in-law; Charlotte Burroughs, Evelyn Averbeck, and Joyce Jones, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Jim was preceded in death by his parents a brother Elmer and a sister Marian Schicker. The funeral liturgy will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at ST. THOMAS MORE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1810 N. McDonald St., with Fr. Gerald Falk officiating. A time of visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 from 5:00 until 7:00 PM at the Wichmann Funeral Home with a prayer service at 7:00 PM and on Wednesday morning from 10:00 AM until the time of the Mass at church.
The family would like to thank Fr. Falk for everything he has done and Fresenius Dialysis Center staff for all of their care and concern over the past two years.
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 North Superior Street Appleton, WI 54911
Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from Jan. 8 to Jan. 12, 2014