James D. Hietpas, 80, passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at home surrounded by his family.
James was born on April 16, 1936 to Arnold and Henrietta (Jansen) Hietpas. On April 22, 1957 he was united in marriage to Florence Verbockel at St. Francis Hollandtown. Jim worked at Thilmany's for 37 years until his retirement at 55. He enjoyed spending time with his family at the cottage on Lake Poygan. Jim was an avid Packer and college football fan and loved his dogs and cats. He loved following his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren in their sporting events. Spending time with his hunting buddies at the Bain hunting cabin was always a special time. He also loved going to his son's hunting cabin in Iola. Fishing and hunting were among his favorite pastimes along with spending time in his workshop, he never sat still, Jim was always doing something. Jim was a member of St John Catholic Church in Little Chute most of his life and recently a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sherwood.
Jim is survived by his wife, Florence, three children; Mary Kay (Gary) Anholzer, Nancy (Steven Hostettler) Hietpas, and Daniel Hietpas, three grandchildren; Danielle (Kevin) Santry, Cole (Savannah) Anholzer, Joshua Hietpas, four great grandchildren; Mason Santry, Liam Santry, Clayton Anholzer, and Ella Anholzer, sisters-in-law Helen Guilfoyle of Port Edwards, Jeanne Verbockel of Kaukauna, and Marilyn Verbockel of Shiocton, a brother-in-law Ralph Verbockel of Stockbridge, special friends the Joe “Lew” Bain family and Bob Otto, other relatives and friends.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents, a son Jeffrey Hietpas, mother-in-law and father-in-law, Alvina and Henry Verbockel, brothers-in-law; Alvin Verbockel, Henry Verbockel and Jim Guilfoyle and sister-in-law Betty Verbockel.
Jim, Florence and family would like to give his hospice nurse Barbie a special thank you for all the loving care she gave him, He kept saying he couldn't have got a better one.
The funeral liturgy for Jim will be held on Monday, March 27, 2017 at 11:00 AM at SACRED HEART CATHOLIC CHURCH, N 369 Military Road in Sherwood. A time of visitation will be held on Monday from 9:00 AM until the time of the service at the church.
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