James Emerson Brikowski "Poochie"
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James Emerson Brikowski "Poochie" passed away January 11, 2013 at the Saint Elizabeth hospital in Appleton after suffering a heart attack.
Jim was born on Feb. 20, 1962 to James and the late Ellen Brikowski. He graduated from SPASH in 1980 and UWSP in 1984 with a business degree. After working at several businesses in the Stevens Point area he moved to Appleton to further his career and was currently employed at New Holland Transportation.
Jim was an avid hunter, fisherman, and packer fan who also enjoyed snowmobiling, 4-wheeling, boating and spending time in the Northwoods. He loved his animals to the fullest and now is literally in heaven with his Springers Jake, Sami, and Maggie.
Jim is survived by his father James Brikowski; Arizona, sisters Beth Brikowski; Stevens Point, and Jennifer Jones (Anthony) nieces Lily and Maya (Crystal, Minnesota). He was preceded in death by his mother Ellen Brikowski (2000), grandparents John and Emma Brikowski, and Allen and Nancy Emerson.
A visitation will be held at the Plover - Shuda Funeral Home in Plover on Friday, January 18, 2013 from 3:00 - 7:00 PM. Friends are encouraged to bring their favorite story to share. An informal get together will take place at Mikey's Grill in Plover after the visitation. As per his wishes Jim will be cremated and in lieu of flowers a memorial will be established to help various animal shelters in the surrounding areas.
Jim, a good friend to many, will always be remembered for his silly grin, quick wit, love of a cocktail, and willingness to help out anyone at any time.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.shudafuneral.com
Published in Stevens Point Journal on Jan. 16, 2013