James Haertel, 70, Horicon

January 5, 2019 GMT

James Bryan Haertel, 70, Horicon, passed away Dec. 5, 2018.

He was born Sept. 24, 1948, in Beaver Dam, the son of Ernest and Jean (nee Ninabuck) Haertel. Jim graduated from UW-Oshkosh with a history degree, which fueled his love for trivia. He was an avid Badgers fan and owned 50-yard line season tickets to the Badgers football games. He truly enjoyed those games and would occasionally share with family and friends. Jim was a fan of all sports and watched college football, professional football (especially the Packers) and baseball regularly.

He is survived by his sister, Lynn Haertel of Middleton; his brother, Richard (Charlene) Haertel of Juneau; his sister-in-law, Gloria Haertel of Madison. He is further survived by his nieces: Stacy Boyer and her daughters Chase and Carson, Sara Imhoff and her daughter Ella, Shana (Jason) Haertel-Strehlow and their son Takeo, and Lezley (Ryan) Lenz and their children Alexander, Zoey, and Bryce. Also survived by other relatives and friends.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Vera Haertel and his brother, David.

A private service will be held in the spring.

Berndt-Ledesma Funeral Home- Juneau is serving the family. Visit berndt-ledesma.com.