James G. Schaffitzel, SR, 80, died April 25, 2023, at Agrace Hospice in Madison, WI. He was born in Waukesha, WI, on January 25, 1943, the son of Paul and Florence (Stauss) Schaffitzel.
Jim graduated from High School in 1961 in Jefferson, WI., and married his high school sweetheart, Nicki Schrantz, in 1963. They lived in Jefferson until a job took them to Edgerton. They celebrated 59 years of marriage in June of 2022. Jim was dedicated to his family.
He worked as a semi driver for forty years and rode Harley Davidson motorcycles for most of his life. Both of these activities came to an end due to Alzheimer’s Disease.
He is survived by his Wife, Nicki; Daughter, Angie (Jay) Stone; Son, Jim (LeAnn) Schaffitzel; Son, John (Leslie) Turnmire; Daughter, Belinda (Lucas) Hitchcock; Sisters, Ann Mould and Mary (Ron) Bowey; Grandchildren: Ashley (Gabriel) Quinones, Spencer Stone, Ross Schaffitzel, Adam (Acacia) Berg, John Berg, Karli (Curtis) Holverson, Erica Lewis, Shauna (Anthony) Golden, and Quincy Schaffitzel; Great Grandchildren: Julius, Adriana, Alex, AJ, Laila, and Dawson; four sister in laws; and nieces, nephews, and numerous foster children.
He was proceeded in death by his father and mother.
A visitation and memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2023, at Faith Community Church, 2931 Lucerne Drive, Janesville, WI 53545. Visitation will be held from 10:00-11:00am. Memorial will be held from 11:00-12:00pm. All are welcome to join the family for fellowship at Culvers in Newville, WI, following the service.