James R. Planinsheck
1960 - 2021
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James R. Planinsheck

West Bend - James R. Planinsheck age 60 of West Bend died unexpectedly on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at his residence. He was born December 10, 1960 in Sheboygan to Stanley and Shirley (nee Rehberger) Planinsheck.

Jim graduated from Sheboygan South High School and University of Wisconsin - Whitewater. He has been employed at Rockwell Automation for the last 28 years.

Jim is survived by his siblings Mary (Kim) Parrott and John (Jody) Planinsheck and their children Hally and Hannah. He is further survived an aunt, cousins and many friends.

He will be missed by his travel friends Mary Jo, Mark, Doris and his favorite Slovenian relative Daniela. James will be remembered for his sense of humor and his boisterous laugh.

Jim is preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, other relatives and his Canadian cousins Penny, Mark and Kate.

A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, April 16, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. at Holy Angels Catholic Church with Rev. Howard Haase presiding. Inurnment will take place in the family plot in Greendale Cemetery in Sheboygan. The family will greet visitors on Friday, at the church only from 10:00 a.m. until 11:15 a.m. In lieu of flowers memorials to the Washington County Humane Society are appreciated.

The Schmidt Funeral Home in West Bend is serving the family. If you would like to leave words of comfort and condolence please visit www.schmidtfuneralhome.com




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Published in Sheboygan Press from Apr. 13 to Apr. 16, 2021.
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April 21, 2021
Jim, a/k/a "Herbie" was a friend of mine at Whitewater and spent many fun times together. Herbie was always making us laugh and we spent many times together. As I lived close to Sheboygan, we made sure to visit the Harmony Bar and Herbie always made it a fun time. So sorry to hear about Herbie and know that he will be missed.
Laurie Wilson
Friend
April 16, 2021
I’m very sorry for your loss. Jim was a good friend and coworker. I very much enjoyed his sense of humor. We shared a love of dogs and outdoor exercise and fitness. LHe will be sorely missed.
John Smith
Coworker
April 16, 2021
Jim was a volunteer here at The Washington County Humane Society and I had the pleasure of working with him often. He always had such a wonderful sense of humor and did a great job getting the dogs adopted. We had many funny conversations when he would stop in. I will miss him a ton. RIP my friend.
Chris Fleischmann
Friend
April 16, 2021
My deepest sympathy to all of you. I saw Jimmy at my daughters house on numerous occasions such a wonderful friend was he to them and there children.
Dorothy Jean Pauli
April 15, 2021
Gone to soon! I had the pleasure of working with Jim for many years at Rockwell. Such a great coworker and friend with a sense of humor I will never forget!
RIP Jim-you will be missed!!
Patrick Liebsch
Coworker
April 15, 2021
Very Saddened to hear of Jim’s untimely passing. I first knew Jim when I was a Rockwell customer (at Trane). Jim was part of the OEM Drives team. Many good memories whether in Milwaukee or La Crosse. Jim was one of those people you meet and feel like you’ve known him a lifetime. Jim you will be missed.
Jerry Kavaloski
Coworker
April 15, 2021
Jim, I'm really going to miss you and that laugh of yours! Had so much fun working with you and at our get-togethers.
Marianne Breber
Friend
April 14, 2021
April 13, 2021
This is very sad news. I worked with Jim at Parker Pen in Janesville. What a great co-worker. His personality and sense of humor were delightful! Thoughts and prayers being sent your way.
Margaret Zweck
Coworker
April 13, 2021
I will miss you my friend. Your sassy comments & that smile is what I will always remember. Until we meet again.
Sue Funk
Friend
April 13, 2021
James was a great inspirational man, Always willing to help and was always a kind Soul, I have had the pleasure of working with Jim over the years. an Jim made a positive difference to all he touched. He was way to young to leave this world but God needed him by his side. Blessings to the family and you have my deepest sympathy. James will be missed by all.
David McLaughlin
Coworker
April 13, 2021
I never actually met Jim in person, but worked with him virtually for the past 2 years. He always had a funny story to share and made me laugh every time we spoke. For someone I never actually met I sure felt a kinship. Wherever a beautiful soul has been ~ there is a trail of beautiful memories...
Elizabeth (Liz) Ewig
Friend
April 13, 2021
Gone to soon. I did work with Jim over time on very special tough projects and appreciated always his pro-active support, comments and advise in an area I`ve less experience. My deepest thoughts are with his family and friends who will miss him forever. I`m so sad losing a good colleague oversea. I wish you all strenght to get through those times and ensure he will alway have a place in our hearts. Gone to soon.
Jens Brusis
Coworker
April 12, 2021
Jim was my running partner and a good friend. I will miss him.
Tim Schuppel
Friend
April 12, 2021
I will miss Jim as a co worker and teammate who worked tirelessly for results. I will also miss the non work conversations with someone that I could share the weirdness of life stories and laugh with.
Rebecca Farrell
Coworker
April 12, 2021
I had the pleasure of working with Jim for many years at Rockwell Automation. He was a super bright guy with an incredible sense of humor. My sincere sympathies to his family and friends.
Kathy Bentley
Coworker
April 12, 2021
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April 12, 2021
Very supportive, funny, lot of humor, nice quotes while messaging, good friend who always asks about family. Miss you Jim forever.
Natarajan Boopathi
Friend
April 12, 2021
I had the honor of working with Jim for many years at Rockwell Automation, he was always willing to help. His wry sense of humor and infectious attitude will truly be missed.
David Jasinski
Coworker
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