James Lee Lastusky
Born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin on Sep 12, 1933
Died on Sep 27, 2017 and resided in Sheboygan, Wisconsin
James Lee Lastusky, 84, of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, passed away on September 27, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer.
A private family service is being held in Jim’s favorite place, his beautiful backyard overlooking his beloved golf course. It will be officiated by Chaplain Marianne Brandt of Sharon S. Richardson. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home. Jim was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ.
Jim was born in Sheboygan to Stanley and Dorothy Lastusky on September 12, 1933. He graduated from Sheboygan Central High School in 1951, then served in the U.S. Navy from 1952-1956. He was stationed in the Philippines during the Korean War.
Jim went on to work as a Western Electric technician before joining the Sheboygan Fire Department in 1960, where he served the community until 1989, retiring as a Captain. During his time on the SFD, he was involved in Local 483 Fire Fighters Union as an executive representative. He also volunteered as an MDA Telethon Coordinator. He was a member of American Legion Post 83 and the Retired Professional Firefighters of Wisconsin.
Jim was married to LaVonne (Vonnie) Bosshardt on August 17, 1957. They were married 57 years, during which they enjoyed going to craft fairs together and golfing with friends at Riverdale Country Club.
Jim is survived by sons Jay (Myrna) and Scott (Sara) Lastusky; grandchildren Ryan and Allyson Lastusky and Megan (Sam) Hartwick; great-grandson Weston Hartwick; brother Jeff (Karen) Lastusky; nieces, nephews, cousins and other family and friends. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and, just recently, great-grandfather.
Jim was preceded in death by his wife Vonnie; his parents, Dorothy (Thiel) & Stanley Lastusky; and his sisters, Betty Kraemer and Carol Minteer.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice. The family of Jim Lastusky wishes to thank Dr. Matthews and his dedicated staff, as well as the extraordinary care given by the staff of Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice.
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