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“I am a high school classmate of Jim's. I am saddened to hear of his death. After reading his obituary, it was very apparent he was respected and...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Arlene Hemauer-Boll

“Jef and Sharon, Just read about the death of Jim. I know he will be deeply missed. He did accomplish alot in his short life. He is no longer in pain...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Cheryl (Schmidt) Yoder

“Chris, I was so sorry to hear of your husband's death. I just wanted to let you know you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God wrap His loving...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Barb (Rabida) Wenig

“Jim was always one of the most decent classmates I knew. I remember visiting Clark Gruner's store to see the latest AMT car models, a passion we...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Karl Arps

“I worked with Jim at Curt G Joa, all the time he was there. My condolences. Herman Knoener ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Herman Knoener

“Bud, Red, Jeff, and Sharon: Just wanted to let you know our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this difficult time. He was a...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Cindy and Rob Wink

“Chris-Wanted to let you know I will be unable to make the service for Jim (and you) on Saturday as I need to work at the store. You are on my mind...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Janice Marose

“Chris, Bud and Red and all other family and friends....I am very sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers go out to each one. It is amazing what a...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Lena Pence


James "Jim" deCoster, August 29, 1948-August 11, 2008. Jim was called by the Lord after a valiant 10 year battle with cancer. Through it all, he never complained. He held his head high and kept pushing forward. Jim graduated from New Holstein High School in 1966. After graduation, he attended MATC in Milwaukee for architecture. He worked for a couple of architecture firms in the Sheboygan area and later became a mechanical designer for Hayssen Manufacturing in Sheboygan and for Curt G. Joa, Inc. in Sheboygan Falls. During a remission from his cancer, he decided to go back to school. He graduated Summa cum Laude in May 2001 from Fox Valley Technical College with a degree in marketing. Jim had two great passions: cars and cooking. There always seemed to be a car show on TV and something brewing in the kitchen. He also enjoyed chauffeuring for Stardust Executive Limousine. Jim is survived by his wife of 22 years, Christine; his parents: Bud & Red deCoster; and by his brother: Jef (Sharon) deCoster, all of New Holstein. Jim is further survived by his father and mother-in-law: Chick & Beulah Hawig; his sister-in-law: Jeanne (Jim) Lillich; and brother-in-law: Joey Hawig. Jim was preceded in death by his youngest brother, Douglas. Funeral service will be at 10:00 AM on Saturday, August 16, 2008 at St. John UCC in New Holstein with the Rev. James Werner officiating. A memorial fund has been established in the name of James "Jim" deCoster. Words cannot express how much he will be missed. Many thanks go to the doctors and nurses of Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin for their help and support through the years.