James Brian Whitmore, 43, a longtime resident of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin passed away on August 22, 2019 after a long, courageous battle with depression when the pain became unbearable.
Jim was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Ruth Miller (nee Whitmore) on March 14, 1976. Jim attended West Allis Central but found his calling of mechanics at a young age. He worked his way from mechanic to manger by the time he was 22. Jim could take apart anything and fix it. Jim met his wife when he was only 21 and married Dodie Schneider on October 9, 2004 in Sturgeon Bay. Jim and Dodie moved to Sturgeon Bay in 2006. He loved the outdoors, riding his Harley and spent countless hours hunting and fishing. He cherished time with family, his children and black lab Pearl. Jim was a generous man and would help anyone in need. He had a big heart and gentle soul. His favorite time of year was when he would Christmas shop for his family and friends. Jim loved to see their expressions when they opened gifts. His smile and presence will be greatly missed.
Jim will be greatly missed by his wife Dodie; son Mitchell, daughter Loren and daughter Samantha; sister Michelle (Michael Danielson) their children Savannah, Gabriel and Liam; brother Anthony Napierala, his children Jordan, Anjalee and Jayla, mother Ruth Miller, grandmother Violet Whitmore, in-laws Fred and Debbie Schneider, Gretchen and Jack Trautman Jr. and their children Jack III and Grace, along with aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Jim cherished each and every friend and family member in his life. Jim is preceded in death by grandfather Donald Whitmore, Sr and aunt Ruth Donner and uncle Robert Kriel.
Friends and family are encouraged to join in the celebration of his life on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at Our Shepherd Lutheran Church 5901 Westway, Greendale Wisconsin, from 3-5 pm and Thursday, August 29, 2019 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 116 W. Maple St., Sturgeon Bay Wisconsin, from 3:30-5 pm. Memorial Service to follow at 5pm on both Tuesday and Thursday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the James B. Whitmore Memorial Fund.