James “Jim” Posthuma
James “Jim” Posthuma, 78, of
Waupun, passed away Thursday, June 4, 2015 at his home.
Jim was born May 31, 1937 in
rural Randolph the son of John and Clara Hoffman Posthuma. On December 16, 1960 he married Betty
Schouten at First Reformed Church in Waupun.
Following their marriage the couple resided in rural Fox Lake where he
raised hogs and also worked at Waupun Ready Mix/Carew Concrete. In October of 1991 the couple left the farm
and moved to Waupun. Jim was a member of
First Reformed Church. Jim and Betty enjoyed good times going on various bus
tours. Jim was a hard working man who
enjoyed what he did for a living. He
loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them.
Jim is survived by his wife,
Betty Posthuma of Waupun; three daughters: Marcia DeBoer of Waupun, Mary (Mark)
Walvort of Waupun, and Bonnie (Ken) Helt of Waunakee; eight grandchildren:
Daniel (Michelle), Joshua (Melissa), Tom, and Diana Donovan, Tyler and Devin
Walvort, and Jonathan and Cole Helt; five great-grandchildren: Austin, Jadyn,
Danielle, Chelsea, and Jaxson; three sisters: Jeanette Tjepkema of Waupun,
Sylvia (Clinton) Smith of Waupun, and Claraine (Ronald) Buteyn of Waupun; two
brothers-in-law: Orlin Fietz and Dave Schouten; three sisters-in-law: Theresa
Posthuma, Jane Posthuma, and Alice Posthuma; and several nieces and nephews.
Jim was preceded in death by
his parents; great-grandson, Cavin Donovan; son-in-law, Doug DeBoer; five
brothers: Eli Posthuma, Jake Posthuma, Carl Posthuma, Clarence “Cliff” Posthuma,
and Alvin Posthuma; two sisters: Agnes Schmidt and Grace Fietz; and
father-in-law and mother-in-law, Richard and Lucille Schouten.
Funeral services for James
Posthuma will be held Monday, June 8, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at First Reformed
Church in Waupun with Rev. Jonah Barnes officiating. Burial will follow at
Forest Mound Cemetery in Waupun. Friends
and relatives may call on the family on Sunday from 4-7 p.m. at the
Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun and on Monday at the church from 9:30
a.m. until the time of service.
Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home
of Waupun and staff are serving the family.
Please visit our website at www.wernerharmsenfuneralhome.com for further
information and to send condolences.