James “Jim” W. Warmbier

James “Jim” W. Warmbier, 83, of Rosendale, died on Monday, May 1, 2023, at Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh.

He was born on October 20, 1939, in Eldorado, the son of Arthur A. and Myrtle Rusch Warmbier. He was a graduate of Rosendale High School, Class of 1958. He married Barbara L. Hein, on February 16, 1980, at Peace Lutheran Church, Rosendale.

Jim worked at Rosendale Canning Factory, Lamartine Creamery and at Mercury Marine for 37 years, retiring in 2002. He later worked at Rosendale Cemetery for ten years and also worked at Rosendale School System, retiring from both in 2012. He was a member of Peace Lutheran Church, Rosendale. Jim enjoyed hunting, snowmobiling, fishing, sturgeon spearing, geocaching and traveling. Each year, Jim and Barb would go to Rhinelander for a week-long “family reunion” with no relation, only them and all the friends they’ve know for 32 years. Jim will be remembered as the “Uber driver” and a man with a heart of gold.

He is survived by his loving wife Barbara “Barb” Warmbier of Rosendale, two stepchildren: John (Deb) Waterworth of Fond du Lac and Tina Waterworth of Green Bay; his grandson Austin Peterson, his sisters: Patricia “Pat” Abbs of Rosendale and Diana (Donald) Ballwanz of Neshkoro, WI; his three nephews, who he loved dearly: Robert (Shelly) Abbs, David (Jackie) Ballwanz and Gary (Pamela) Abbs, his brother-in-law: Robert (Diane) Hein of Spring Hill, FL, his sister-in-law: Paulette (Jim) Neibauer of Beaver Dam; nieces and nephews: Jeff (Tiffany) Hein, Scott (Ashley Sauter) Hein, George (Stacey) Stegner and Dawn (Paul) Bruley.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his in-laws: Henry and Audrey Hein, his brother and sister-in-law Eugene and Bernette Warmbier, his brothers-in-law: Victor Abbs and Fred Hein.

VISITATION: The family will greet friends from 12:00 – 2:00 PM, on Saturday, May 13, 2023, at Peace Lutheran Church, 124 South Main Street, Rosendale.

SERVICE: Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, May 13, 2023, at Peace Lutheran Church, with Rev. Jonathan Stanchfield officiating. Burial to follow at Rosendale Cemetery.