James R. Jannette, age 75, of Wautoma, passed away peacefully Friday, Dec. 16, 2016 at his home.
He was born July 4, 1941 in Milwaukee, the son of Joseph C. and Elma E. (Neimi) Jannette. In 1957, James met Maxine Schmidt at the Plainfield Theater. They were married on Aug. 2, 1958 in Almond.
After graduating from Tri County High School in Plainfield he worked at the Wild Rose Creamery, and later at Speed Queen (now the Capsell building) in Wautoma. In 1972, he founded J&J Construction of Wautoma. Jim loved to work and enjoyed eating at local restaurants. He used to love riding his Harley motorcycle.
He is survived by his wife, Maxine C. Jannette, Wautoma; one son, Gary (Debbie) Jannette, Adams; two daughters, Julie (Butch) Eger, Wautoma and Angela (Jeff) Dye, Millersville, PA; adopted sons, Tyler and Austin Jannette, both of Wautoma; two brothers, Frederick (Avaniel) Jannette, Chilton, Harvey (Nancy) Jannette, Whitelaw; one sister, Charlene Schultz, Milwaukee; grandchildren, Tyler Wagner, Travis (Brittany) Wagner, both of Wautoma; Alex Mata, Plainfield, Ami and Arik Mata, Millersville, PA; great grandchildren, Karsten Howland, Kiley Wagner, and Javion Mata. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, especially his longtime friend, Rodney Schlueter of Wautoma.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and by his brother, Robert.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 from 12 noon until 2:00 p.m. at the Dakota Town Hall, N1470 State Road 22, Wautoma. A memorial service will begin at 12 noon followed by a potluck meal. In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated.
Celebration of Life
DEC 29. 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Dakota Town Hall
N1470 State Road 22
Wautoma, WI, US, 54982