|James R. Barnekow Sr.|
James R. Barnekow Sr. of Conover, Wis., died Friday, April 26, 2013, at Howard Young Medical Center, Woodruff, Wis.
He was born Jan. 9, 1943, in Goldendale, Wis., to Maynard and Antoinette Barnekow.
He attended Amy Belle Grade School and Germantown High School, playing football, and held numerous records in shot put and discus.In 1963, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps, stationed at Camp Pendleton, Calif., overseas duty Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada, where he was commissioned to top-secret post.
In addition, Jim played semi-pro football for the Marine Corps in San Diego, Calif. He was honorably discharged in 1967.
On Nov. 4, 1967, he married Diane at St. Columba Catholic Church in Lake Five, Wis.
He worked for IBEW, installing high line cross country in southern Wisconsin. Self-employed J&B Trucking 1973 to 2001. The family moved to Eagle River area in 1981, and he did gravel trucking for Pitlik & Wick Inc., Eagle River, 1983 to 2001, and three winters in Florida, taking the family along trucking at Epcot Center, Disney World and around Orlando.
Jim loved the Green Bay Packers, fishing, hunting, motorcycle riding, golf, bowling, especially loved his heavy-equipment operating.
He was a life member of Vietnam Veterans of America and truly loved the Marine Corps.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Diane; sons, Jimmy (Pattie), Jeffrey (Sara), John (Kristie); his precious grandchildren, Megan Barnekow, Brook Barnekow, Hunter Schwaiger, Haylee Schwaiger, Shannon Clark and Brandon Clark; his sister, Nancy (Donald) Liesener; sister-in-law, Paulette Roth; brother-in-law, Robert Dettmann; sister-in-law/brother-in-law, James and Susie Schlink; nieces, nephews, cousins, Aunt Lorraine Bauer and many, many friends.
His brother, Richard Barnekow, preceded him in death Jan. 11, 2013.
He will be sadly missed by all who loved and knew him.
There will be a military memorial service in the summer of 2013, at Hildegard Cemetery, Conover, Wis.
|Tuesday, April 30, 2013 4:14 PM|