James P. Pankratz
July 16, 1935 - April 24, 2010
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St. Pius X Catholic Church
500 West Marquette Street
Tuesday 4/27, 3:30 pm
St. Pius X Catholic Church
500 West Marquette Street
Tuesday 4/27, 6:00 pm
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
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Pankratz, James P. “Jim” “Papa” Appleton Age 74, passed away at home, surrounded by his loving family, on Saturday, April 24, 2010. He was born in Cato, WI on July 16, 1935, the son of the late Frank and Christina (Jirik) Pankratz. Jim proudly served his country for four years in the United States Air…

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Katie Kesler left a message on April 28, 2010:
Dear Pankratz family, I wish to extend you my deepest sympathy in the loss of your husband and father. Though my memories are from long ago, they were impressionable; I will always remember "Mr. Pankratz" as a very kind and gentle soul. Your loving memories will be the torch that will continue to guide you; remember, life is eternal - love is immortal. My thought's and prayers are with you. I wish you all great solace and peace.
Carol Paalman left a message on April 27, 2010:
Dear Georgie and family, I'm so sorry to hear about Jim. I didn't know he was sick. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Love always, Carol Bill and Carol (Mader) Paalman
The Boyd Family - Jess, Rickey & Abby left a message on April 26, 2010:
My Uncle Jim was such a caring man. We would take our road trips to WI to visit family and with Uncle Jim it was like we never left. He always remembered all the details of conversations we had on previous visits, even if they were years ago! His smile and his laugh were infectious and he could lighten any moment. Jim's spirit made a huge impact on my life and who I am today and I am forever grateful for that. I will hold onto my memories of him forever. We love you Uncle Jim & you will be dearly missed but never forgotten!
Paul Kesler left a message on April 26, 2010:
Dear Pankratz Family So sorry to hear of Jim's Passing, I'll always remember him as a kind & friendly neighbor with a great Family Paul Kesler
Laura McCannon left a message on April 26, 2010:
My condolences to the family.I really enjoyed visiting with Jim last year, he was a special person and will be missed. My prayers are with his family through this difficult time.
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Rod & Nancy (Mader) Jensen left a message on April 26, 2010:
Dear Georgie and family, We would like to entend our deepest sympathies. I will keep you all in my prayers. Love, Rod & Nancy
Michael & Karen Rammer left a message on April 25, 2010:
We will remember Jim as a wonderful man who always had a smile and a kind work to say. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.
Connie Rohde left a message on April 25, 2010:
Georgie, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I can honestly say I know what your are going through. Jim was one of the first guys I meet and became friends with at Miller so long ago when I was just a kid out of high school. You both have been wonderful friends and I know you feel like your best friend has left you. Jimmie is in the best place right now, no more suffering! God is wonderful to us and He will keep you going now during your time of loss, just remember to lean on Him for comfort and strength.
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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