Thursday, June 30, 2011

James W. Mau

James W. Mau, 91, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 30, 2011, at Lakeshore Manor surrounded by his family and friends. Jim was born on June 19, 1920, to John and Laru (nee: Call) Mau.

On June 22, 1946, Jim was united in marriage to Ruth Ann Wodicka. He graduated from Horlick High School in 1938. From 1938 to December 1942 he was an Apprentice Tool Maker at Massey Harris.

Jim enlisted in the United States Navy on January 1, 1943. While serving in the Navy in the Atlantic theatre aboard the aircraft carrier USS Guadalcanal as a machinist First Mate, he was involved in the capture of the German submarine U505 now on display at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry.

After the war, Jim went back to work for Massey Harris and then worked as a Plant Manager for Moxness Products in East Troy. He retired in 1985.

Jim is survived by his wife, Ruth, of Racine; his daughter, Sue Ellen (Larry) Rasch, Austin, MN;  his grandsons, Scott (Angela) Rasch, Racine, and Todd (Ellen) Rasch, Pewaukee; his great-grandchildren, Connor, Logan and Eden; his sister, Violet Klinkhammer; and other close family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers, Vernon 'Bud,' John 'Jack,' and Earl.

Funeral services will be held at the Wilson Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 6, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. with Reverend Robert Wang officiating. Entombment with full Military Honors will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park Garden Court Crypts. Relatives and friends may meet with the family from 9:30 a.m. until service time. Memorials may be directed to Wisconsin Honor Flight.

The family would like to thank Lakeshore Manor for their compassion and the understanding care that they have shown to both Jim and his wife Ruth.

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