James Oldenburg, age 79, of Edgerton, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 27, 2012, at Edgerton Hospital.
He was born in Galena, IL on Nov. 13, 1932, the son of LeRoy and Mary (Bainbridge) Oldenburg. He served in the U.S. Army, and married Ardith Wells in Monroe on Dec. 3, 1955.
James had been a Janesville resident since 1958, and had been employed by General Motors, retiring in 1991 after 36 years. He was a member of the UAW Local 95, and a past member of the Janesville Loyal Order of the Moose. He loved watching auto racing, the Packers, Badgers, and enjoyed camping and spending time with family and friends. His favorite hobby was to stop and have a cold one with his buddies.
James is survived by his wife, Ardith Oldenburg; 5 children: Mark (Jeanne) Oldenburg of Fitchburg, Daniel (Kandyce) Oldenburg of Texas, Carla (Michael) Zimmerman of Edgerton, Eric (Jane Petchak) Oldenburg of Janesville and Cynthia (Kevin) Klemm of Brodhead; 7 grandchildren: Scott, Stephanie, Brianna, Atley, Adrienne, Benjamin and Jase; 3 sisters: Jane Hyde of Louisiana, Bette (Harvey) Lewin of Iowa and Linda (Kenneth) Pluym of Galena, IL; many nieces, nephews, other extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandchild, Talon Bluhm.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at SCHNEIDER APFEL SCHNEIDER & SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY.
A visitation will be held on Wednesday from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.