James "Jim" P. Troestler

September 27, 1947 - May 9, 2016
Racine, WI



Thursday, May 12, 2016
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM CDT
Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home
Racine Location
803 Main St.
Racine, WI 53403
(262) 634-7888

AND Friday at St. Lucy Catholic Church from 10:00 A.M. until time of Mass at 11:00 A.M.

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Friday, May 13, 2016
11:00 AM CDT
St. Lucy Catholic Church
3101 Drexel Avenue
Racine, WI 53403

Life Story / Obituary


James “Jim” P. Troestler, age 68, passed away Monday, May 9, 2016 after an almost two year hard fought battle with pancreatic cancer. He lost his fight after suffering a massive brain bleed.

Jim was a great husband, dad and grandfather. He will be dearly missed by his loving wife of forty-four years, Linda (Nee: Braun); his children and grandchildren, Jennifer (Jaime) Colin and their daughters, Ariel and Josie, all of Oregon, WI, Scott Troestler and his children, Alayna and Bradley, all of Racine, Matthew (Nichole) Troestler and their daughter Ava and Addison who is expected to arrive in August, all of Brooklyn, WI, Adam (Sarah) Troestler and their children, Dakota and Angelina, all of Racine; sisters, Marilyn (Jim) Gedemer, Shari Troestler, all of Racine; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Larry (Karen) Braun of Mt. Prospect, IL, Patty Braun of Racine; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin and Marjorie (Nee: Bartels) Troestler; brother, Michael; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Robert and Winifred Braun; brother-in-law, Robert “Joey” Braun Jr.; grandparents, aunts and uncles.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, May 13, 2016, 11:00 A.M. at St. Lucy Catholic Church, 3101 Drexel Avenue, with Rev. Mark R. Jones officiating. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Hwy 32. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Thursday at the funeral home from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. and Friday at the church from 10:00 A.M. until time of Mass at 11:00 A.M.

The family would like to thank Dr. Mark Choi and staff in the Oncology Department for their compassion and care given to Jim during this difficult time. Also a special thank you to Wheaton Franciscan ER and 3rd floor nursing staff for their kind and professional care during Jim’s last day.