James R. “Jim” Keuler, loving husband and father, passed away unexpectedly at the age of 68 on Sept. 10, 2021 at his home in Savannah, Georgia.
Jim was born June 23, 1953 in Sheboygan to Alfred and Janice (Herzog) Keuler. He grew up and worked on the family farm until his graduation from John F. Kennedy Preparatory School in 1971. He went on to attend the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point for Conservation Studies. He later worked as a ready mix cement truck driver and then as an over the road truck driver. Jim completed his education as an industrial electrician and moved to Rincon, Georgia where he worked as a construction electrician building the Fort Howard Paper Mill and also worked as a maintenance electrician. He topped off his career employed with the Georgia Ports Authority as an Electrical Mechanical Technician for 16 years until he retired in 2019.
Jim married his loving wife, Christine Mary Kuether, on Nov. 1, 1986 in Fond du Lac. Their first and only child, son Nicholas, was born in Georgia Feb. 20, 1990. Jim was a kind and loving husband. Family was what he valued most in his life. He commemorated family milestones and events on the family calendar he created each year. Jim never met a stranger who remained a stranger. In his free time his hobbies included traveling, photography, hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed learning and mastering new skills.
His wife Christine and son Nick survive him in Savannah, Georgia. Jim is also survived by his father, Alfred Keuler of Kiel; and siblings Charles (Kris) of Springfield, Missouri; Christine of Eagan, Minnesota; Mary (Joseph) Guidotti of Lakeville, Minnesota; Margaret (Andrew) Feider of New Holstein; Karen (Tim) Peterson of Menasha; Mark (Betsy) Keuler of Wrightstown; and JoAnn (Randy) Schultz of Marshfield; sister-in-law, Peggy Keuler of Sobieski; brothers-in-law Steve (Marie) Kuether of Fond du Lac, Mark (Dawn) Kuether of Fond du Lac and Jeff (Vicki) Kuether of Fond du Lac.
He was preceded in death by mother Janice Keuler and brother Michael Keuler.
A visitation was held at Baker McCullough Funeral Home in Savannah, Georgia on Sept. 23. A memorial Mass will be held at St. Peter and Paul Church in Kiel on Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 11 a.m., with visitation to follow.
In lieu of flowers and memorials, the family requests donations to the causes most important to Jim: Any Georgia or Wisconsin wildlife conservation effort, Sisters of Mercy Convent in Savannah , St. Francis Cabrini Church in Savannah, St. Peter and Paul Church in Kiel, Ducks Unlimited, National Wild Turkey Federation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, or National Park Service.