Bretschneider, James A.

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Died: 19 October 2015

Bretschneider, James “Jim” A. , 63, of Newburg, passed away on Monday, 19 October 2015, while at Kathy Hospice, West Bend.

Jim was born on 28 January 1952, to the late Karl and LaVera (nee Jobs) Bretschneider in Port Washington, Wisconsin. He graduated from the last class at West Bend High school in 1970 before the split into two high schools. He managed several restaurants before he owned and operated his own. Jim loved playing pool, flower gardening and cooking. He also loved golfing with friends and family. Jim will be missed by all who knew him.

Those Jim leaves behind to cherish his memory include his three sisters, Kathleen (Ron) Kabitzke, Cheryl (Jesse) Garcia, and Susan (Mike) Marolla; son, Brian Bretschneider; special friend Irma Schairer as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation was held on Saturday, 24 October 2015, at the Myrhum-Patten Funeral Home, (1315 W. Washington St.) West Bend, WI from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. A memorial service followed immediately thereafter.

Jim’s family greeted relatives and friends at the funeral home Saturday from 12:00 p.m. until the time of service. Burial was on Saturday, 24 October at 3:00 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery, Newburg. The family would appreciate in lieu of flowers, a memorial made to the Albrecht Clinic or Kathy Hospice in honor of Jim.

Jim was a sixth generation descendant of Friedrich and Rosina Seidemann and is listed on page 91 of the Seidemann Family Tree. His genealogy line is as follows: Friedrich, Traugott, Mary, Ida, Karl, and James.