James P. Hespe, 77, of W. Lincoln Avenue in Port Washington died Monday, February 1, 2010 at Columbia St. Mary's Hospital, Ozaukee Campus in Mequon, Wisconsin. Recently he had been a resident of Heritage Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Port Washington.
He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on July 9, 1932 to Oscar and Adela Mueller Hespe. He grew up in Saukville and was a graduate of Port Washington High School. He married Patricia "Pat" Molitor of Port Washington on October 11, 1958 at St. Mary's Church in Port Washington.
Jim was a truck driver and forklift operator for the former Schlitz Brewery in Milwaukee for over 35 years until it closed in the 1980's. He then drove truck for Moore Oil Company in Milwaukee for more than 10 years.
He is survived by his wife Pat of Port Washington and children Steve (Bonnie Hein) Hespe of Salem, Indiana, Carl (Angie) Hespe of Waupaca, Jaime (Duane) Rismeyer of Port Washington and Dena (Jay) Jacque of Cedar Grove. Further survived by 13 grandchildren Steph (Shawn) Diedrich, Stacy (Jeff) Clayton, Tim (Nikki) Hespe, Jake Hespe, Hilary (Jason) Hespe, Caleb Hespe, Zachary Hespe, Shane (Ann Marie) Rismeyer, Amanda (Brandon) Rismeyer, Taylor Jacque, Toni Jacque, Spencer Jacque and Jessica (Charlie) Coulter, 4 Great Grandchildren Logan Hespe, Carter Hespe, Noah Diedrich and Owen Diedrich, brother John "Jack" (Debbie) Hespe of Jackson, brothers-in-law Gary (Jan) Molitor of Port Washington and Michael (Vickie) Molitor of Kewana, Indiana, sister-in-law Georgine Molitor of Port Washington, former daughter-in-law Sue Hespe, other relatives and friends. Preceded by his parents, sister-in-law Carol Berndt and brother-in-law Duwayne Molitor.
Rev. Patrick Wendt will celebrate Mass of Christian Burial 1 pm Saturday, February 6, 2010 at St. Peter of Alcantara Catholic Church, 1800 N Wisconsin Street, Port Washington. Interment parish cemetery. Visitation 11 am - 1 pm Saturday AT CHURCH. Memorials appreciated.