James McNally

James W. McNally, 75, of New Holstein passed away Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020 at his home following a short illness.

Jim was born April 8, 1945 in Emmetsburg, Iowa to Francis “Sass” and Kathryn “Maxine” (Devine) McNally. He grew up in Emmetsburg, Iowa where he attended St. Ellen Catholic Grade School and Emmetsburg Catholic High School.

On Sept. 20, 1969 he married Kristine Klauck at St. John Evangelist Catholic Church in Kohler.

Jim was the road supervisor for the Town of New Holstein until retiring in 1998. He also worked with Del’s Landscaping for many years.

He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in New Holstein where he also volunteered at the church for many years. Jim was also a charter member of the Knights of Columbus Council 12393. Jim was a former member of the New Holstein Volunteer Fire Department, serving for 30 years.

Survivors include his wife, Kris; his three daughters, Amy McNally of Appleton, Robin (Jim) Johengen of Eau Claire, and Erin McNally of New Holstein; three grandchildren, Emily McNally and Michael and Samantha Horsch, all of New Holstein; five sisters, Kathryn “Kay” (Jack) Kibbie of Emmetsburg, Iowa; Mary Jeanne (John) Kacmarynski of Sturgeon Bay; Patricia “Pat” (Bob) Grace of Altoona, Iowa; Linda (Larry) Bangart of Chilton; and Sheila McNally of Emmetsburg, Iowa; three brothers, Charles (Lorrie) McNally, Paul McNally, and John (Peg) McNally, all of Emmetsburg; his mother-in-law, Emeline Klauck of New Holstein; and brothers-in-law Dave (Geri) Klauck of Cedar Hill, Texas; Dick (Deb) Klauck of Fond du Lac; Bob (Angie) Klauck of Burlington; Paul (Dawn) Klauck of Waukesha; and Jerry (Sue) Klauck of Eau Claire. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Preceding Jim in death were his parents, Sass and Maxine McNally; an infant brother, Philip; his father-in-law, Pete Klauck; and a former brother-in-law, Tom Dietrich.

A Liturgy Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 1724 Madison St., New Holstein. Burial will take place in Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery at a later date.

Family and friends may visit with Jim’s family at Holy Rosary Catholic Church on Saturday morning, Dec. 12 from 9 to 10:30 a.m.

Memorials may be directed for the American Heart Association or Leukemia Research Foundation.

For further details, please contact the Sippel Funeral Home in New Holstein at (920) 898-4300 or visit www.sippelfuneralhome.net.

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