James E. Schendel, 57, of S Wisconsin Street, Port Washington died January 3, 2008 at his residence.
James Edwin Schendel was born to Edwin and Mary Schendel on April 22, 1950. Jim’s extraordinary outlook on life was an inspiration to everyone he met. Jim graduated from Dominican High School. He received a Bachelors of Science from University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and a Masters of Science from Cardinal Stritch.
Jim was an avid learner as well as a dedicated teacher. Sailing, flying, downhill skiing were just a few of the activities he participated in. He taught computer science and web design at Milwaukee Area Technical College but his greatest job of teaching was what he taught us all about life.
Most remembered for his remarkable spirit and positive attitude as he faced life’s challenges, Jim’s strength and smile will live forever in the hearts of his family Mary and Wayne Movrich, Denise and Ray Carney, Katie Schendel and Gordon Anderson, Michael Schendel, David and Kaye Schendel, Jennifer and Boris Vukovic, Dan Movrich, Maureen and John Campbell, Jason Movrich, Camilla and Chris Wise, Patrick Movrich, Casey Carney, Erin and Bryn Wilson, Reghan Carney, Megan Schendel-Dittmann, Lydia Anderson and Gordy Anderson.
Jim’s love of Lake Michigan manifested itself in his involvement with Friends of Harrington Beach State Park and his desire to always be near the lake. His love of people, was shown in his work with The National Spinal Cord Foundation, Independence First, as a consultant to the Ozaukee County Board and many other charitable and civic organizations.
Jim died as he lived with peace and dignity. He will be missed by all whose lives he touched.
The Rev. James Ernster will officiate funeral service 4 pm Sunday, January 6, 2008 at the funeral home. Visitation 1 – 4 pm Sunday. Memorials to the Friends of Harrington Beach, 531 Highway D, Belgium, WI 53004 appreciated.
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