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“Loretta and family! My heart breaks for you all with the passing of Jim. He will definitely be missed, especially his sense of humour. Hope your...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Rick Gruetzmacher

“Loretta, So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: Carol Garcia - Kaukauna, WI

“Lorretta...you probably wont recognize my name...ask Scott :0) I'm so very sorry for your loss. I'm sending you a big hug! Know that I'm also saying...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Lynn Poehler

“Hello Terry, Kathy and all family members. I am very sorry to hear about the loss of Jim, thankfully he did not suffer. ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: James Busch

“Passing along my thoughts and prayers to family and friends. I didn't know him as well as others, but he was always a pleasure to talk with and to...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Andrew Belonger - Appleton, WI

“So sorry for the family's loss. Death is never easy to accept especially when it is unexpected. May reflecting on all the good times you've shared...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: A J

“we all love you dad. miss you like crazy ! ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: dennis

“Loretta, I am terribly saddened to hear of Jim's passing. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. He was a great guy and I always enjoyed seeing...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Mike Van Domelen - Sherwood, WI

“Jessie, So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. I am sure he will be missed by you, your family, and all who knew him. He, now, is on a great and...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Scott "Cazz" Casanova

“Our condolences to the whole family. RIP Jim. ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Bob and Violet


James "Jim" Reinold Ellenbecker, age 64, of Appleton, passed away unexpectedly yet peacefully on Thursday, September 15, 2016, at the Atrium Post-Acute Care of Appleton. Jim was born on November 29, 1951, son of the late Reinold and Donna (Holcomb) Ellenbecker. He attended Appleton West High School and on July 6, 1974, he married the love of his life Loretta Nault. They recently celebrated their 42 year wedding anniversary. Jim was a jack of all trades and held many jobs throughout the Valley. He enjoyed bowling with the Tavern League at Super Bowl for over 15 years. Jim also enjoyed shooting darts and riding his motorcycle. He loved the outdoors, fishing, and camping; especially sharing a good story around the camp fire with family and friends. Holidays were special to Jim. Anytime family and friends would gather, he was happy. Jim is survived by his loving wife: Loretta Ellenbecker; their children: Scott (Tina) Nault, Jessie (Heather) Ellenbecker and Dennis (Natasha) Ellenbecker; twelve grandchildren; his sisters: Terry (John) Patoka and Kathy (Mike) Hawk; his aunts: Arla Helein and Susan Wing; his brother-in-law: Rick (Jody) Nault; nine nieces and nephews; and 10 great nieces and nephews. He is further survived by his special friends: Faith Mueller, Erin (Andrew) Scott, and Corey (Cassie) Mueller and their families. Jim will also be missed by many other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; his grandparents: Bernice and Sidney Holcomb; his mother-in-law and step father-in-law: Rita and Glenn Beckert; his father-in-law: Noel E. Nault, Sr.; brother-in-law: Noel E. Nault, Jr.; his uncle: Donald Helein; and his aunts: Nevah Steele and Ann Poole. The funeral service for Jim will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, September 19, 2016, at the WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME DOWNTOWN CHAPEL, 537 N. Superior St. Appleton. A time of visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. until the time of service. Online condolences may be offered at www.wichmannfargo.com. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Jim's name. Jim's family would like to thank the 2nd floor ICU and 8th floor staff at Thedacare Regional Medical Center Appleton, as well as the staff at Atrium for all the care and attention Jim and his family received. As Jim would say…"Whatever"