- December 30, 1949 - December 15, 2012
- Wausau, Wisconsin
of James' Passing
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“Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
1 of 26 | Posted by: Tom and Linda Jagodinski - WI
“We are so sorry for your loss,I can't believe it's been 14 years. I remember babysitting Heidi and you later babysitting Cameron and Haylie and Jim...Read More »
2 of 26 | Posted by: Michelle Zoromski Boehm - Wausau, WI
“Jim was a great guy, sometimes grouchy just like me. I know he will be missed.
3 of 26 | Posted by: Steve Roads - Keyser, WV
“Our sympathies to the family of Jim Schlewitz. Darrell and Sharon Friedel
4 of 26 | Posted by: Darrell Friedel - Cadott, WI
“I have worked with Jim's brother Jerry for 15 years now. I had the priviledge of meeting Jim a couple of times at Dick Trickle Fan club parties. I...Read More »
5 of 26 | Posted by: Denise Larson - Eau Claire, WI
“To Elaine and family, I want to offer my condolences to your family. I always admired Jim for how he handled himself while he was in the fight of...Read More »
6 of 26 | Posted by: Mark Hall - Rib Mountain, WI
“Sorry to hear of Jim's passing. I knew him from when he first started at UPS. He probably loaded or washed my truck at one time. He was one special...Read More »
7 of 26 | Posted by: Tom Kaul - Eau Claire, WI
“My heartfelt condolences to the family of Jim. He and I worked together in Human Resources at UPS during the mid-1980s. Jim was a great partner,...Read More »
8 of 26 | Posted by: Bob Schultz - Bonita Springs, FL
“I was saddened to read of the loss of your husband and father. I met Jim when I worked at Job Service in the mid -80's. I would schedule clients and...Read More »
9 of 26 | Posted by: Patrick Bell - Eau Claire, WI
“Dear Elaine & Family, So sorry to learn of Jim's passing. We think of him with good memories of watching the girls play basketball. Our heartfelt...Read More »
10 of 26 | Posted by: Jeff & Kathy Kern - Wausau, WI
“To Elaine and the kids, I worked with Jim at UPS and he was great guy and always willing to chip and help us out. Jim was honest, dedicated, hard...Read More »
11 of 26 | Posted by: Tony Tysk - Cross Plains, WI
“My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Jim was a good friend of my brother, Bill, and I remember Jim from those high school years. A couple of...Read More »
12 of 26 | Posted by: Karen (Klavetter) Keehn - WI
“I worked with Jim in HR in 1986-87. We shared many good times together at work and after work. My favorite story was when we were working in Baldwin,...Read More »
13 of 26 | Posted by: Dan Guendert - Wauwatosa, WI
“Elaine I'm so very sorry to hear of your Husbands passing. I will pray for peace for you and your family at this time. My sincere and heart felt...Read More »
14 of 26 | Posted by: Sheri Klassen - Grand Rapids, MI
“My sincere condolences. I worked with Jim at UPS in the Wisconsin District. He was a good friend and partner.
15 of 26 | Posted by: Bruce Woods - MESA, AZ
“Elaine, So Sorry to hear of Jims passing. He was courageous to the end. I know that as time passes and the pain of your loss subsides, that you and...Read More »
16 of 26 | Posted by: Kerry Whalen - Wausau, WI
“My condolences to the family. I worked with Jim at UPS in Human Resources during the 1980's.
17 of 26 | Posted by: Jim Brown - Brown Deer, WI
“Dear Elaine & Family So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. We will all miss seeing him at the lanes. Who's going to cheer for us now?? He fought a...Read More »
18 of 26 | Posted by: Jean Nowack - Marathon, WI
“My condolences on the loss of your husband and father. Jim and my husband met some time ago. They both had Multiple Myeloma. They both were able to...Read More »
19 of 26 | Posted by: Karen Whereatt - Wausau, WI
“I want to extend my sympathy to you, Jim's family. Jim and I were classmates and graduated together from Altoona. Jim, Dave Brown, and Harvey...Read More »
20 of 26 | Posted by: Rev. William Klavetter - MN
“Elaine, Your entire family are in our thoughts and prayers. Jim was a great man and you were greatly loved by him! Lean on the support of your family...Read More »
21 of 26 | Posted by: Ranee Graf - Wisconsin Rapids, WI
“That was a beautiful obituary. James sounds like a remarkable man, and his strength is surely passed on through his family.
22 of 26 | Posted by: Dave Hesse & Chris Ackerman - MN
“Elaine, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that you and your family are in our prayers. May the love of God, friends and family...Read More »
23 of 26 | Posted by: Tami Pieper - Bloomer, WI
“So sorry for your loss...Jim's pain is no more...God Bless you all and surround you with His loving arms and find you peace!!
24 of 26 | Posted by: Wendy Blank - Medford, WI
“I have been praying for you, Heidi, and your whole family. I love you, dear friend!
25 of 26 | Posted by: Brittany Ewald - Bloomington, MN
“My dear brother in-law Jim, aka Jimmy! In my heart I felt you would be with us for much longer. Being a fighter as you have always been, one could...Read More »
26 of 26 | Posted by: Sharon Schlewitz - Eau Claire, WI
James "Jim" A. Schlewitz, 62, Wausau, died Saturday, December 15, 2012 under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, surrounded by his family. He was born December 30, 1949 in Eau Claire, son of the late Reinhart and Ruth (Zimmerman) Schlewitz. On December 2, 1978 he married Elaine Madaus in Eau Claire. They just celebrated their 34th wedding anniversary. Jim worked for United Parcel Service (UPS) for over 30 years, during which he acquired many great friends. Among his many interests were going to car races with his friends, shooting pool, bowling, golfing, and watching the Brewers, Badgers and Packers play. Jim loved watching his kids sporting events and cherished time spent with family. He also had a special love for his pets, always making sure they had treats throughout the day. Jim had always had an avid love of racing and classic cars. He was a hardcore NASCAR fan and especially liked the driver Matt Kenseth. Growing up he used to drag race cars and also enjoyed going to classic car shows with his '67 Camaro. In recent years he found enjoyment from helping to sponsor his good friend Mark Kraus in the ASA Midwest Tour racing series. Jim battled Multiple Myeloma for the last 14 years. He was originally given 2-4 years to live, but greatly exceeded those expectations. His goal was to see his children graduate high school and he was not only able to accomplish that, but also see 2 of his children graduate College. One of Jim's regrets was that he hadn't finished his own degree. In May of 2010, Jim fulfilled that dream by graduating with a Bachelors degree from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire. Survivors include his wife, Elaine, Wausau; children, Heidi (Jerrick Krueger) Schlewitz, St. Paul, Minnesota, Kristi Schlewitz, Stevens Point, and Daniel Schlewitz, Wausau; brother, Jerry (Sharon) Schlewitz, Eau Claire, and many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Jim was preceded in death by both of his parents and by an infant daughter, Sarah. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 22, 2012 at Rib Mountain Lutheran Church. Rev. Thomas F. Hoelter will officiate. Burial will be in Trinity Cemetery, Fall Creek. Friends may call on Friday, December 21, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 3400 Stewart Avenue, Wausau, and again on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services at the church. The family wishes to extend their sincere appreciation to Dr. Douglas Reding, Pat, Dr. Gregory Wcisel, the staff at Aspirus ICU, Palliative Care, Comfort Care and Hospice services and Marshfield Clinic for the compassionate care given to Jim and his family. In lieu of flowers, a memorial is being established. Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com