James L. “Jim” Barnes


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September 5th

James L. “Jim” Barnes, 60, of Syracuse, IN passed away September 4, 2010 in Fort Wayne, IN  after a brief battle with acute myeloid Leukemia which he fought with strength and courage.  He was born on June 26, 1950 in Port Washington, WI to Leroy & Gertrude “Gert” (Lesch) Barnes.  On November 2, 1991 he married Patty Connors who survives.

Jim lived in Syracuse, IN the last five years coming from West Bend, WI.  He was most recently a sales manager for Chore Time Brock in Milford, IN.  Prior to that he had been with Gehl Company in West Bend for thirty five years.  Jim was a loving husband, son, father, and grandpa to ‘his boys’.  Jim was an avid hunter and golfer.  He enjoyed spending time ‘up north’ at the cabin in Wisconsin.  Jim is survived by his wife Patty of Syracuse, IN.   His daughter and son-in-law Leroy & Lori Hamilton of Sheboygan, WI.  His two grandsons – His buddy Logan, and his newest grandson Layton.  His mother Gertrude “Gert” Barnes of Athelstane, WI.  Two sister – Jane (Lee) Kimpel of Port Washington, WI & Judy (Bob) Gregozeski of Jackson, WI.  He is also survived by nieces & nephews as well as many friends from Indiana and Wisconsin.  He was preceded by his son Paul Barnes, his father Leroy Barnes and his brother John Barnes.  There will be a mass on Friday, September 10, 2010 at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Port Washington, WI at 2:00 PM.  Calling will be 2 hours prior at the church.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society earmarked AML Research.


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