James P. Meehan
Age 65, died on Monday, March 26, 2001 at St. Elizabeth Hospital. James was born on September 14, 1935 in Escanaba, MI, son of the late Emmett and Madelyn (McCarthy) Meehan. He married Arlene Nault on May 2, 1959, and they have enjoyed over 40 years of marriage. James was employed 20 years at Mead Paper in Escanaba. He then began work at Wisconsin Tissue, where he retired in 1997 as a Senior Computer Process Engineer. James traveled extensively, and loved camping, fishing and skiing. He was a talented wood crafter, who enjoyed making furniture; and especially toys. Many of his creations were donated to Adopt-A-Family. His grandchildren were his pride and joy, and they will greatly miss him. James is survived by his wife Arlene; 2 daughters, Mary (TJ) Olszewski; Susan (Tom) Tease; 3 sons, Robert Meehan; David (Lynn) Meehan; Michael (Laura) Meehan; a sister, Margorie Anderson; 15 grandchildren, Danielle; Casey; Aubrey; Erin; Sarah; Tommy; Courtney; Emmett; Elizabeth; and Shaun Meehan; Joey and Michaella Olszewski; Brittney and Benjamin Tease; Melissa Crosby; and a sister-in-law, Diane Meehan. He is preceded in death by 2 brothers, Robert and Jack. The Funeral Mass will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, 2001 at ST. MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH, N2385 Municipal Drive, Greenville, with Father John Zickert officiating. Interment will be at St. Mary Cemetery, Greenville. Friends will be received at the funeral home on Thursday from 10 a.m. until 1:15 p.m.
''To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.''
WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME
3212 South Oneida Street