Saturday, March 22, 2014

James Louis Dougard

On March 22, 2014, James Louis Dougard entered eternal life. He was born with his twin brother, Leonard, on June 20, 1924, to Ida (nee: Thielen) and Adam Dougard.

On June 24, 1950, Jim was united in marriage to his wife of 63 years, Lillian A. Wilhelmi, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Racine. He is currently a member of St. Richard Catholic Church.

In November 1942 he enlisted in the Army Air Corps. After 36 years of service, he retired from Dana Corporation in 1986. His family and faith were very important to him. He loved spending time outdoors and building or fixing almost anything for his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his twin brother, Leonard; brothers, William and Richard; and his in-laws, John and Helen Wilhelmi.

He will be sadly missed by his wife, Lillian; daughters, Carla (Donald) Holm and Cheryl Sanders, all of Racine; grandchildren, Eric Holm of Chandler, AZ, Heidi (Robert) Hoey of Racine; and great-granddaughters, Emma and Reagan Hoey.

Private services will be held. Memorials can be made to St. Richard Catholic Church, St. Catherine's High School, Our Lady of Grace Grade School (St. Edwards) or your charity of choice.

The family would like to extend special thanks to Deacon Howard Wirtz, Dr. Robert Gullberg, Dr. Anne Schlimgen, the staff at Union Grove Veterans Home Boland Hall and Vitas Hospice Care for their compassionate care.

803 Main St., Racine     (262) 634-7888

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