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James "Jim the Junkman" Meisenburg

March 25, 1940 April 25, 2019
James "Jim the Junkman" Meisenburg
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Obituary for James "Jim the Junkman" Meisenburg

James (Jim the Junkman) Meisenburg, age 79, passed away on Thursday April 25, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on March 25, 1940 in Milwaukee, WI to his parents Casper and Dolores Meisenburg.

He was the 4th of 10 children. James stared in recycling at the age of 14. He met his wife Marsha “Marty” Freund and married April 25, 1964 in Fond du Lac, WI. They ran a small tavern near Holy Hill until 1968. From 1968-1986 they had “Jim and Marty’s Tap” in Slinger, WI. They moved full time to Eagle River in 1986 when they took over the American Legion Vet’s Lounge until 1992. After, Jim bartended at Eagle Water’s Resort for many years until retiring to just working “Jim’s Recycling”. Jim loved his family, his friends, his work, fishing and a good card game on holidays with his family. He will be sadly missed by all that knew him. His smile and hugs could light up anyone’s day. Jim passed on their 55th wedding anniversary.

James is survived by: his wife Marsha of Eagle River; daughter Theresa “Teri” (Andrew) Wodkowski of Arbor Vitae, WI; son Robert (Jodi) Meisenburg of Eagle River, WI; brothers: Tom (Lydia) Meisenburg of Reedsburg, WI, Gene (Mary) Meisenburg of Ft. Atkinson, FL, Gary (Sandy) Meisenburg of Fond du Lac, WI; sisters: Joan Hua of Watoma, WI, Carol Snyder of Fond du Lac, WI, Jackie (Bob) Boothe of Eden, WI, Barb (Fred) Harkins of Sheboygan Falls, WI, Sue (Larry) Schultz of North Fond du Lac, WI; 6 grandchildren and 5 great grand children. He was preceded in death by: his parents Casper and Dolores; brother Sonny Meisenburg; brother in laws: Fred Hua and Bill Snyder; sister in law Kathy Meisenburg.

A memorial service will be at 11am on Saturday May 11, 2019 at the Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home in Eagle River, WI. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. A celebration of life gathering to follow at 1pm at Shotski’s in Eagle River.


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Visitation

Saturday

11

May

10:00 AM 5/11/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 5/11/2019 11:00:00 AM
Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home

304 East Division Street
Eagle River, WI 54521

Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home
304 East Division Street Eagle River 54521 WI
United States

Service

Saturday

11

May

11:00 AM 5/11/2019 11:00:00 AM - 11:45 AM 5/11/2019 11:45:00 AM
Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home

304 East Division Street
Eagle River, WI 54521

Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home
304 East Division Street Eagle River 54521 WI
United States
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