James P. Obermueller, age 68, of Baldwin, WI died Monday, April 2015 at his home in Baldwin, WI.
Jim was born December 8, 1946 in Glenwood City, WI to Edward and Hattie (Hirsch) Obermueller. He graduated from the Glenwood City High School in 1965 and completed a two-year course at the vocational school in Eau Claire, now know as CVTC. After his schooling Jim lived and worked in California for a time. He returned to the Dairy State where he helped out on the family farm. He would also tend bar at various places, where he came to own and operate a popular dance pavilion know as the White Owl until it was struck by lighting and burned to the ground in August of 1974. He then went to Chicago where he managed a variety store and lived there for several years. Jim eventually returned home where he helped care for his mother. During this time he tended bar at several places including the Coachman Supper Club in Baldwin. After recovering from a mild illness, he worked at Kwik Trip in Wilson, WI until the time of his death.
Jim was an avid sportman. He was often seen riding his bicycle around Baldwin. He loved all the Wisconsin teams including the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers and the Wisconsin Badgers. When a niece or nephew was playing, he could be seen cheering our Glenwood City Hilltoppers on from the sidelines. He was happiest when watching any game anywhere.
Jim is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Jerome and Francis, and nephew Joe Obermueller.
Jim is survived by five siblings Donald and wife Star, Richard and wife Grace, Margaret Jirsa and husband Jim, Robert and wife Theresa and Mary Mahoney and husband Barry; sister-in-law Kathy Obermueller; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Friday, April 24, 2015 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Glenwood City with Fr. John Long as celebrant. Honorary pallbearers were his godchildren: Russell Obermueller, Dan Obermueller, Patty Obermueller and Jeena Norenberg. Interment of cremains were in the church cemetery. Local arrangements by the Anderson Funeral Home in Glenwood City, WI.