Crowley, James Terrence
James Terrence Crowley, age 51 of Sheboygan, passed away August 9th, 2013 at Madison University Hospital. After a year long battle with Leukemia and a successful bone marrow transplant, Jim was cleared of all cancer cells and officially in remission. The wear and tear on his body was too much and he slipped from this Earth to join his mother Beverly Crowley who passed on May 16, 2013. Jim was also preceded in death by his father and namesake James Terrence Crowley Sr. on October 20, 1980.
Jim was born on July 26, 1962 in Fond du Lac, living there for two years before his family finally settled in Sheboygan. He attended Wilson Elementary, Farnsworth Middle School, and South High. He made his father very proud when he enlisted in the Army in 1980. Jim attended basic training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, was then stationed in Fort Lewis Washington, and later overseas in Germany. Jim received an Honorable Discharge in 1987. He learned surveying in the Army and later took on a career as a surveyor working in Waukesha and Sheboygan.
Jim was a very private person, he enjoyed time spent with family especially with his niece Carter. Although by nature a reserved person, when Jim was around his little niece Carter he would always be smiling and giggling along with his "Tweedy-bird". He enjoyed the Packers, especially when they were winning. He also had enjoyed daily discussions with his mother, they never seemed to agree on anything, but they both loved their discussions. He loved fishing - at times landing some really big ones which got smoked for family events. Most of Jims free time was spent working on computers or helping family with computer issues as well as enjoying online gaming. Jim took on the role of adopted pet owner to a kitten he named Karl von Klaws-wits, he was very affectionate to all of the family furry companions throughout the years. Jim would be the one to stay with you in the hospital holding on to your foot for ten days and nights just to let you know that you weren't alone. As an Uncle, he had the first cup of Tea at his Niece Carters first Tea-Party and always wanted to get her toes "toes-toes-toes"! Jim also had a great love of history especially reading about past wars. He was even in Germany when the Berlin Wall came down and has a piece of the wall for a keepsake.
Survivors include his sisters Elizabeth (Tom) Nielsen of Clovis, CA; Patricia (Timothy) Crowley-Bennett of London, England; brother Charles Crowley of Cascade; sister Caroline (Joe) Fritsch of Fond du Lac. Niece Carter Leigh Elizabeth Dettmann, nephews Kevin Fritsch and Eric Fritsch of Fond du Lac. And so many family members, friends, and pets.
Jim's wishes were to only have a small family service, however family and friends may call the family home to share stories, memories and condolences. The Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.reinboldfh.com
Published in Sheboygan Press on Aug. 21, 2013