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“Dear Shirley and family. Although it has been a little over 20-yrs since we moved back to Ohio; we so loved being apart of the Evangel Church family...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Kathleen (Kate) Dean

“My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Viotto family! Although I didn't know Jim personally , I hold the utmost respect and fondest of positive...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Steve Verhoeven - Lakewood Ranch, FL

“Our deepest sympathies to you and your your grief may God comfort and strengthen you. ”
3 of 17 | Posted by: Jim & Judy Wolff

“Dear Shirley and family, I was so sad to hear of Jim's passing. He was a gentle soul who will be missed. Please know you are all in my thoughts and...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Candy Campbell

“Praying for loved ones left here, rejoicing that Jim is celebrating in Heaven.. Life is a gift. Time a vapor, use it wisely. God bless you all,...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Mike & Priscilla

“Shirley Mark Jane Rick Mike and Greg I was saddened when I read of Jim's passing you have my family's deepest Sympathy I will never forget him he...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Mike Carla and Cassy Court

“Deepest condolences to the Viotto family with the passing of Jim. I never saw Jim without a smile on his face. He was always welcoming to everyone....Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Barbara Drinkwine

“Beth, Shirley, Leanne, and families, My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God grant you strength and peace as you work through your grief. ”
8 of 17 | Posted by: Denise (Wanta) Mullard - Neenah, WI

“So sorry for your loss. Sharron Mericle ”
9 of 17 | Posted by: Sharron Mericle - Neenah, WI

“So sorry Jim about your father.. Will be keeping you and your family in my prayers. ”
10 of 17 | Posted by: LaPorshia Luckett

“We are sorry for your loss. The Viotto Family has our most sincere sympathy. ”
11 of 17 | Posted by: Joan & Dan Reseburg

“"The community of St. Mary Catholic High School sends its thoughts and prayers to the Viotto family on the loss of Jim, a member of the class of 1956...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“My condolences to the family. May God's love bring you all peace and comfort. ”
13 of 17 | Posted by: Angela

“With deep sympathy our heartfelt condolences. Much love to this wonderful family ”
14 of 17 | Posted by: Ralf T

“We are so sorry for your loss Greg, Nate, Shirley and family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. ”
15 of 17 | Posted by: Jeff & Linda Kozelek

“We were saddened to learn of Jim's passing but find great comfort in knowing that to be absent from the body is to present with the Lord. What a...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Tisha & Tim Anderson

“My Deepest sympathies to His family! Blessings! ”
17 of 17 | Posted by: Kevin G Miller

James J Viotto, Sr., of Little Chute, Wisconsin, went home to be with his savior and Lord Jesus Christ on April 4th, 2017, shortly after celebrating his 80th birthday, surrounded by family and friends. Jim was born April 1, 1937 to Joseph and Ethel (Lickert) Viotto and graduated from St. Mary's high school in 1956. That same year, James and his brother Gene joined the Army, where he spent 3 years serving our country in Germany and California. In 1965, James met the love of his life Shirley (Humblet) and they were married October 15, 1966. Together they raised 6 children; Mark (Jackie) of Alaska, Jane Hauser (Tony) of Florida, Rick (Dianne) of Alaska, James Jr. of Appleton, Mike (Nikki) of Green Bay, and Greg (Nate) of Kimberly. He is further survived by his siblings, Gene (Charlene), Beannie (Gary) Malchow, Leanne Schreiner, Shirley (Rich) Syring, Joe (Cheri), Sue (John) Fink, Bethie (Joe) Megna, and Gene Paalman. He is further survived by his spouse's family; William (Peggy) Muskevitsch, Beverly (Dennis) Plaster, Debbie Muskevitsch, Jean Humblet, and by 17 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. In 1972, Jim and his brother Gene founded Tri – City Auto Sales, a car dealership in Menasha. He worked there up until 2016, when he finally decided it was time to retire. Jim was a very hard working man and always did everything to the best of his ability - a trait he passed on to all of his children. Jim was very strong in his faith; after he accepted Jesus into his life, he joined Cornerstone Church in Menasha (formerly Evangel), where he was a member for over 30 years. Jim was an avid, year-round outdoorsman. In November, you'd find him in Tomahawk hunting with his best friend Jim Greil. In February, you'd catch him in Canada fishing on White Fish Lake. No matter the weather, he was always planted on his ice bucket determined to catch the fish, which he always was able to do even when no one else could. Once summer arrived, Jim would be on his way to the lakes of St. Joseph determined to catch the monster northern and walleyes. In later years, he was able to purchase one of the cottages owned by his parents on Lake Shawano and spent many memorable summers fishing the lake, just like his dad before him. Jim was preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Ethel, mother-in-law Esther Muskevitsch, father-in-law Richard Humblet, sister Mary Ann Paalman, sister-in-law Laura Mentzel, brother-in-law Joe Muskevitsch, brother-in-law Jim Muskevitsch, brother-in-law John Muskevitsch, brother-in-law Romy Muskevitsch, brother-in-law John Humblet, granddaughter Ellice Viotto, nephew Gary Paalman, and his best friend Jim Greil. The funeral will be held at Cornerstone Church, 359 Broad Street in Menasha on Sunday April 9th. Visitation will be held from 1 to 3pm and at the church service following. For more information and to express condolences, please visit In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established.