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James “Jim” Gronowski

December 5, 1947 - February 6, 2023
Visitation
Koepsell Funeral & Cremation Services (Mayville)
301 North Walnut Street
Mayville, WI 53050
920-387-4440 | Map
Monday 2/13, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

James (Jim) Gronowski, 75, died Monday February 6th, 2023 at William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, Madison WI. He was born in Milwaukee on December 5th, 1947, the son of the late Edward and Miriam (Witzlsteiner) Gronowski. Jim graduated from Wauwatosa West High School and played football on the 1965 Suburban Conference Championship team. JimContinue Reading

Chuck and Victoria James left a message on February 11, 2023:
The Eurofins FSV Team left a message on February 10, 2023:
Susan and Dale Vancamp Family left a message on February 23, 2023:
To honor my brother Jim, my family would like to plant a tree in his honor. He cared deeply about restoration efforts for wetlands and forest areas.
A memorial tree was planted in memory of James Gronowski . Plant a Tree
Donna Graebel left a message on February 20, 2023:

May your soul and the souls of the departed Rest In Peace.

Graebel Family

Ellen Perkins left a message on February 13, 2023:

We are so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. He was a very special person that I feel very fortunate to call a friend and mentor. We will think of him often as the sun sets over the lake and the birds quiet at the end of the day. Condolences to his family.
Mike and Ellen Perkins

Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Victoria James left a message on February 11, 2023:

Chuck and I were lucky to be friends and neighbors with Jim. It took a few years for Jim to feel comfortable enough to just drop in but it became a ritual on nice summer days to have happy hour down by the lake. He took our teasing well. We nicknamed him Jimmy Pickup Sticks or just Sticks because he was ALWAYS with his grabber and wheelbarrow. I would give him such a hard time about his work pants. There was more tape than material! His response was to roll his eyes and say nah they’re still good. We loved his stories, his humor and well him.

Christine Lilek - Chair LSID left a message on February 11, 2023:
Condolences from Lake Sinissippi Improvement District - Friends and Colleagues
Secret Garden Basket was purchased for the family of James Gronowski by Christine Lilek - Chair LSID. Send Flowers
A tree was also planted in memory of James Gronowski
Karl Zarling left a message on February 10, 2023:

So sad to hear of Jim's passing, and I'm so grateful to have been able to call Jim a friend. We got to know each other in the course of his work with the local lake district as well as the association, and our paths crossed socially many times...he was a terrific guy to sit down and talk and have a beer with...always, without fail, positive, kind, and generous with his thoughts. I was a newcomer to the area 20 years ago and Jim was really one of the very first - maybe THE first - to warm up to me and give me a chance, and I never forgot that, was always thankful for it. But that was just his nature; he would give people a chance. I really feel like we always trusted each other and again, he was always open with his thoughts and views on important and not so important matters in his life and all he was involved in. And he was obviously involved in a lot; Jim was instrumental in so many important causes; in spite of any challenges he always found time to contribute his time, talent, expertise, and intelligence to things that mattered. Like so many others, I'll really miss him. Rest in peace, my friend.

Anonymous left a message on February 10, 2023:
Deepest sympathies Eli and family
A memorial tree was planted in memory of James Gronowski . Plant a Tree
Anonymous left a message on February 10, 2023:
Kelsey, we are so very sorry to hear about your Dad. You and Mike are in our thoughts.
Lovely One Spathiphyllum Plant was purchased for the family of James Gronowski by Anonymous. Send Flowers
A tree was also planted in memory of James Gronowski
Greg Farnham left a message on February 9, 2023:
My sympathies to Kelsey and Eli. My gratitude for knowing and loving your father.
Florist’s Choice Bouquet was purchased for the family of James Gronowski by Greg Farnham. Send Flowers
Greg Farnham left a message on February 9, 2023:

Jim was a special and dear friend. I hold in my heart memories of my times with Jim, sharing our hopes, dreams and gratitude for our lives. He was a good man in a world that needs more good men. My sympathies to his wonderful children, Kelsey and Eli.

Cecelia M Miller left a message on February 9, 2023:

Jim you will be missed, we will miss seeing you in Hustisford and at the Duck Unlimited meat raffle in Rush Lake. Steve and I are so happy we got to meet you. Our condolences to Jim's family, he was one of a kind.
Rest in peace Jim.

David Sachse left a message on February 9, 2023:
We will miss "Jim ". His humor, smile and laughter at Ducks Unlimited events will never be forgotten. Someday will share another beer together.
A memorial tree was planted in memory of James Gronowski . Plant a Tree
Koepsell Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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