Jerome Ament

Ament, Jerome Q.

Jerome Q. Ament, "Jim", of Menasha, age 79, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Monday, November 26, 2012. He was born April 5, 1933, in Merrill, WI, son of the late David and Adeline (Luedke) Ament.

Jim married Esther Sczygelski on June 9, 1951, in Merrill. He retired from American Can Company in 1994 after 38 years of employment. Jim started each day with a few games of solitaire and ended each day reflecting on what he had accomplished that day and what he'll do tomorrow. Jim loved to keep his home and lawn in tip-top shape. He was a carpenter, making everything from toys to cabinets, to building his own home in the Town of Menasha and he also built the family cottage in Lake Tomahawk in 1973.

Jim was always on the go. When he did relax, he enjoyed watching TV, especially "Little House on the Prairie." He enjoyed fishing and also deer hunting up north with the boys. Jim loved his family and all their kids and great grandkids. A God loving family man, Sunday's were for Church and family. From picnic's, visiting relatives, to going to A&W and Dog 'n Suds on the way home from Lake Tomahawk, to bringing home popsicles after work on a hot day. Memories we will always cherish.

Jim was a charter member of St. Gabriel Catholic Church of Neenah.

Survivors include his wife, Esther; four daughters: Teresa (David) Coulthurst, Menasha, Germaine Smith, Appleton, Charlene Collier, Menasha, Susanne (Kevin) Parman, Neenah; a son, Timothy (Lisa) Ament, Shiocton; a daughter-in-law, Becky Ament, Neenah; 12 grandchildren: David (Michelle) Coulthurst II, Adam (Kalyn) Coulthurst, Matthew Coulthurst, Aaron (Shanna) Smith, Jason (Jessica) Collier, Anthony Collier, Michelle Collier and special friend Jason, Michael (Kylene) Parman, Emily Ament, Danielle Cain, Katelin Cain and Jesse Cain; 14 great-grandchildren of "Grampa the Great": David III, Jacob, Ben, Noah, Sarah, Dylan, Zander, Ethan, Bailey, Hunter, Caitlin, Darian, Braden and Makayla; a brother, Duane (Carol) Ament, Merrill; five sisters-in-law: Marian Ament, Merrill, Dorothy Mae Ament, Merrill, Genevieve Hollenback, Appleton, Rosemary (Robert) Eckardt, Merrill, Joyce Sczygelski, Merrill; four brothers-in-law: Lawrence (Vivian) Sczygelski, John (Helen) Sczygelski, Anton (Corrine) Sczygelski, Norman Roets, all of Merrill; and many nieces and nephews..

Jim was preceded in death by two sons: Jerome and James "Buck"; a son-in-law, Carl Collier; great-grandson, Ajay Coulthurst; four brothers: David, Eldor, Daniel and Vilas; two sisters: Carmalita Kleinschmidt, Corlis Woller; a brother-in-law, Charles Sczygelski, and a sister-in-law, Regina Roets.

The Mass of Resurrection will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 1, 2012, at St. Gabriel Catholic Church, 900 Geiger St., with Fr. Larry Seidl officiating. The visitation will be held at the church on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the hour of service. Interment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Westgor Funeral Home

205 W. Doty Ave.

Neenah 722-7151

Online condolences:

"Love you Dad"

Funeral Home

Neenah's Westgor Funeral Home
205 W. Doty Avenue Neenah, WI 54956

Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from Nov. 28 to Nov. 30, 2012