Born in Wausau, Wis., on Jul. 15, 1952
Departed Feb. 12, 2012
Jim "Poppi" Schlaefer, 59, Wausau, died Sunday, February 12, 2012 under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.
He was born July 15, 1952 in Wausau, son of the late John B. and Helen (Ziebell) Schlaefer.
Jim was in the United States Army Reserves, 376 Finance Unit in Wausau. Among his favorite pastimes, he enjoyed boating, fishing, camping and most of all, spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was an avid Green Bay Packers fan.
Survivors include, two daughters, Jen (Wendy Woller) Schlaefer, Wausau and Nicki (Phil) Binkley, Rib Mountain; three grandchildren, Madison, Halen and Orrin Binkley; one brother, Jack (Sandy) Schlaefer, Three Lakes; one sister, Karen (Jack) Meilke, Wausau; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
A memorial mass will be celebrated at Noon on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at The Church of the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Wausau. Friends may call Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the church.
Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 1302 Sixth Street, Wausau is in charge of arrangements.
Per the families request, please wear green and gold in honor of Poppi.
Online condolences at www.petersonkraemer.com