James “Jim” Henry Stollenwerk, born on February 21st, 1930, in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, son of Marion and Roman Stollenwerk, passed away peacefully at home on November 15th, 2022, at the age of 92.
Jim graduated from Wauwatosa High School and went on to attend Marquette University and earn a Bachelor of Philosophy degree. He also completed graduate work at Northwestern University and the University of Maryland.
He met his beloved wife Alice (nee Devine), and they married February 7th, 1959. Together, they shared many wonderful years, travels, and exchanges of the important words ‘Yes, dear’.
Jim and Alice built an incredible life together in Elm Grove, Wisconsin where they raised their family. Jim found success in the construction machinery industry for over 40-years, including a presidency at Rexworks and serving as a leader at the Construction Industry Manufacturers Association (CIMA). He was very proud of his career and the mark he left not only on the industry but on the lives of those with whom he worked.
Upon retirement, Jim and Alice settled in Ephraim, Door County where they integrated themselves as pillars of the community. Jim served as a Village Trustee for several years and was elected Chieftain at the annual Fyr Bal Celebration in 2019, one of his proudest moments. For the last few years, Jim and Alice moved back to Milwaukee to be closer to their family, and settled at the Milwaukee Catholic Home.
In his free time, Jim enjoyed sailing, playing poker, reading, and relaxing with family. He kept incredibly busy, but made sure to always find time to satisfy his sweet tooth, often hiding candy so Alice or the family didn’t eat it.
Jim was loving father to eight children, Rob (Tammy) Stollenwerk, Sara (Chris) Hubertz, Amy (John) Happ, Paul (Deb) Stollenwerk, Matt (Jodie) Stollenwerk, Ann “Marnie” (Eric) Anderson, Jennie (Ernie) Tamm, and Carrie Stollenwerk. Jim was affectionately known as Pumps to 15 grandchildren, Cassie (Eric) Nimphius, Allie (Ben) Govek, Maddie Stollenwerk, Tori (Lukas) Sparks, Nick Hubertz, Mike (Grace) Liu-Happ, Nora (Lance) Rummel, Adam Stollenwerk, Henry Stollenwerk, Ingrid Stollenwerk, Scott Stollenwerk, Grant Stollenwerk, Collin Anderson, Josh Anderson, and EJ Tamm and proud great-grandfather of Tait Hubertz, Violet Sparks and Sophie Liu-Happ. He was also the fond brother of John (JoEllen) Stollenwerk and is further survived by many other relatives and friends.
The Stollenwerk family would like to thank all of the health care workers with Restorative Home Care, including honorary family members Nick, Ian, Kierra, Ty, Mary, Tameka, Danielle, and Terry, the St. Camillus Hospice team, Cindy and Chevette, for their excellent care, along with the staff and community at the Milwaukee Catholic Home.
Visitation will be held for Jim on Tuesday, November 22nd 2022, from 9:00AM until the time of Mass at 10:30AM, all in the St. Anne Chapel at the Milwaukee Catholic Home, 2462 N. Prospect Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53211. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to either Kinship Community Food Center or to the Andrew Center for Restorative Justice at Marquette University.