James Koltz Sr.(1940 - 2013)

Koltz Sr., James

James R. Koltz Sr., age 72, of 9290 Wagonwheel Dr., Nekoosa, WI died Friday, February 8, 2013 at Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield, WI.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:30 AM Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at Feldner/Ritchay Funeral Home in Nekoosa. The Rev. John Swing will officiate, burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Nekoosa. Friends may call at the Feldner/Ritchay Funeral Home in Nekoosa on Wednesday from 10:30 to 11:30 AM.

James was born February 11, 1940 in Stevens Point, WI to the late John and Agnes (Lipinski) Koltz. He married Bonnie Nolte on July 2, 1960 in Milwaukee, WI, she died December 17, 2011. James was employed as an Engineering Technician for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation retiring in 1998 and was previously employed by the City of Milwaukee and Johnson Controls in Milwaukee.

He enjoyed watching sporting events on television including: Packers, Badgers and the Milwaukee Brewers and Bucks. James especially liked auto racing, working on cars, and enjoyed vacationing and traveling.

He is survived by his children - Sherry (Jeff Lynn) Koltz of Wisconsin Rapids, James R. Koltz, Jr. of Nekoosa, Kimberly (fiance' - Mike Flick) Koltz of Wisconsin Rapids; grandchildren - Melissa, Joshua, Casey, Zachary, Jesse, Felicia and Gina, and great-grandchild Armani, brothers John (Shirley) Koltz of Wisconsin Rapids, Patrick (Mary) Koltz of San Francisco, CA and sister Betty (Greg) Shippy of Stevens Point, WI.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Bonnie, twin sons, Gary and Gregg Koltz and sister Charlotte Koltz.

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Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on Feb. 11, 2013