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James J.
O'Brien

O’Brien; James J.
Sat. Oct. 25, 2003 at age 74. Loving husband and best friend of Katie for 50 years. Devoted father of Kevin Susan O’Brien, Dan O’Brien, Laurie Mark Repp and Jim Christine O’Brien. Fond grandpa of Brendan O’Brien, Owen, Katie and Rachel Repp and Taryn O’Brien. Brother of William Vera O’Brien, Rosaleen Fitzpatrick, Tom O’Brien, Eamon Nora O’Brien, the late Frank O’Brien, the late Colum Mary O’Brien and the late Lily Gerard Eyre. Preceded in death by a son James Michael O’Brien and a grandson David James O’Brien. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation Thursday from 4-7 PM at the Funeral Home. Funeral Services at 7:00 PM at the Funeral Home. Interment Friday at 11:00 AM at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Highway A in Elkorn, WI. Retired physics teacher at West Allis Central High School. Jim served in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict.
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16880 W. National Ave. New Berlin
262-901-1140

Past Comments

DIANE

AUNT KATIE AND FAMILY,

REMEMBERING YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
IN YOUR RECENT LOSS OF A GREAT HUSBAND AND FATHER AND GRANDFATHER AND ALSO UNCLE TO THE MANY OF US WHO LOVED HIM.WE WILL MISS A GREAT MAN.

YOUR LOVING FAMILY

ALL YOUR NIECES AND NEPHEWS
ON BIG SISTER MARYS SIDE
DIANE

Kenneth Geiger

Dear O’Brien Family,
I wish to express my sincere condolences and share in your loss of James. I have fond memories of attending his Physics classes while attending W.A. Central prior to my graduation in 1975. Taking his class provided me with the educational foundation and thirst for knowledge that I needed for my college and professional years. His wit, knowledge and teaching style created a learning atmosphere that I hope my children are able to experience during their school years. May all schools have such a wonderful teacher!

Sincerely,

Kenneth E. Geiger, D.D.S.
Sheboygan, WI

DIANE

AUNT KATIE AND FAMILY,

REMEMBERING YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
IN YOUR RECENT LOSS OF A GREAT HUSBAND AND FATHER AND GRANDFATHER AND ALSO UNCLE TO THE MANY OF US WHO LOVED HIM.WE WILL MISS A GREAT MAN.

YOUR LOVING FAMILY

ALL YOUR NIECES AND NEPHEWS
ON BIG SISTER MARYS SIDE
DIANE

Mike, Jamie & Elizabeth

Dear Aunt Katie & family,

We were very sad to hear about Uncle Jim. Please know that all of you are in our hearts & prayers! We are very happy that we had the chance to visit with both of you when we were there in July. We are even more thankful for that now! Uncle Jim will always live on in your heart and your love for him, as he will for all of us!

With all our love & greatest sympathy,

Michael, Jamie & Elizabeth Eyre

Donal O'Brien

Dear Aunt Katie,Laurie,Kevin,Dan & Jim

I am shocked and saddened to hear that Uncle Seamus died suddenly last weekend.I know that you will all miss him very much.

I remember fondly the good chat I had with him when we were in England a couple of years ago.

we’re thinking about you over here, at this sad and difficult for all your family.

Love, Donal

Ps, I know he liked and used Jim but to us he always was and will be Uncle Seamus

Diane and family

Dear Aunt Katie,
Our thoughts and memories are with
you and all the family. We will always remember the fun times we
had growing up and going to the lake and seeing you at grandpa’s
and also going to your house and
going different places. And when you took us to the garden to see all the plants. Most of all was the kayaks he made and we where enjoying those so much. The times will be hard without him but always remember he’s in your heart. And that to always talk of him for that
will help you through.
Love from your
Niece
Diane and family

Margaret Howell

Dear Aunt Katie and family,

We were all very sad to hear about Uncle Jim. Our thoughts and prayers are with you,

Love from all the family, in Ireland and here in Arkansas,

Margaret

Joseph M. Stefanko

I taught with Jim, in the science department, at West Allis Central for about 20 years. I remember him as an intelligent, witty colleague. He was highly-respected as a teacher.

Danny Fluhart

Dear Cousin Katie,

Mrs. Richard Herberg, Elizabeth and I, wish to extend our sincere sympathy to your family and to you, in this time of sorrow.

Jim, Rebecca & Clint White

Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you.
God Bless your family during this time of sorrow.

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