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James Thomas MEMMEL

September 9, 1951 ~ March 2, 2024 (age 72) 72 Years Old
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James MEMMEL Obituary




James Thomas Memmel, age 72 of Genesee passed away at his residence on Saturday, March 2, 2024.  Jim was born on September 9, 1951 in Milwaukee to Alfred and Doris (Heth) Memmel. 


Jim was a loving father and always bragging about his children and grandchildren to anyone who would listen (and even if they didn’t).  He was a cherished friend, and lovingly known as “Uncle Mononoply” to his neighbor’s grandchildren.  He dedicated over 35 years of his life to serving a protecting his community as a respected police officer to the Village of Pewaukee.   He was an intelligent man, and it seemed there was no challenge he couldn’t conquer or problem he couldn’t solve.  His quick wit and sense of humor endeared him to all who had the privilege of knowing him, leaving a lasting impression on the hearts of those he encountered.


He was a multifaceted individual who approached life with enthusiasm.  Whether is was fixing things around his house, his children’s houses, his neighbor’s houses, pursuing hobbies, or sharing laughs with loved ones, he embraced every moment with a zest that inspired those around him.


His memory will be cherished by family, friends, and a community that benefitted greatly from his presence.


Jim is survived by his children, Lucas (Joan) Memmel, Sandra (John) Bachik, Jennifer (Carlos) Garcia; his 8 grandchildren, Jaeda, Ell, Hudson, Avery, Daniel, Logan, Gavin, and Kaitlyn; his siblings, Jacki Wolski, Jerri Lein, Gary, and Robert Memmel; other relatives and a host of good friends.


Preceding him in death are his parents; his wife, Kathleen; and a sister, Jeanie Braam.


A Celebration of Jim’s Life will be held on Wednesday, March 13, 2024 from 4:00PM until 7:00PM, followed by a sharing of stories and memories led by the family, held at Thelen Funeral Services (W309S4840 Commercial Drive, North Prairie/Genesee).


In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, donations can be directed to one of the following:

ADRC of Waukesha County-Meals on Wheels Programs, American Legion Post 375-Mukownago Chapter, or the Wisconsin Professional Policemen Association.


For those unable to attend, those wishing to share a memory or those wanting to just sign the on-line guest registry, please go to: www.thelenfh.com.  Thelen Funeral Services of North Prairie/Genesee is honored to be assisting the family.  262-392-4251


May Jim’s legacy of strength, kindness, and laughter continue to inspire those whose lives he touched. 






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Celebration of Life
March 13, 2024

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Thelen Funeral Service and Synergy Crematory
W309 S4840 Commercial Dr
North Prairie, WI 53153

Time of Remembrance
March 13, 2024

7:00 PM
Thelen Funeral Service and Synergy Crematory
W309 S4840 Commercial Dr
North Prairie, WI 53153


American Legion Post 375
627 E. Veterans Way, Mukwonago WI 53149

ADRC-Meals on Wheels Program
514 Riverview Avenue, Waukesha WI 53188

Wisconsin Professional Police Association
660 John Nolen Drive, Suite 300, Madison WI 53713


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