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James A. Willadsen

Jun 03, 1934 - Feb 24, 2022


James A. Willadsen, 87, of Sheboygan, passed away unexpectedly at Sheboygan Memorial Hospital on Thursday, February 24, 2022. James was born to the late Louis and Viola (Herber) Willadsen on June 3, 1934 in Sheboygan. James attended Sheboygan Falls Schools and graduated in the class of 1953. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in July 1953 and was honorably discharged in July 1957. James was united in marriage to the love of his life, Verna Meyer, on August 13, 1955 at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Sheboygan. James was a local semi truck driver for many years. He was passionate about reading, enjoying many trips to the library, and loved playing golf. Most of all, he was a gracious and loving husband, father and grandfather, and was a very special friend to many.

James will be sadly missed by his three children, Debra Willadsen, Terry Willadsen and Brian (Sharon Thiszen) Willadsen all of Sheboygan; grandchildren, Jacob, Alexandrea, Isabel and Dominic; sisters-in-law, Jane (Mark) Donlon of Sheboygan and Donna Willadsen of Madison. He is further survived by many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Verna; infant son, Todd; brother, Duane; parents and in-laws.

A funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, February 28, 2022 at Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home, 1535 S. 12th St., Sheboygan, with Pastor John Berg of Trinity Lutheran Church officiating. A time for visitation will take place before the service from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Entombment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Condolences may be expressed online at


Date: Monday Feb 28, 2022
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home [map]

Funeral Service

Date: Monday Feb 28, 2022
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home [map]



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Germaine Erdmann

Debbie, I was sorry to read about your Dad. Although I didn't know him I did go to St. Dominic's school with your Mom. My sincere sympathyhto you & your family,

colette wolters guilfoyle

I am an old classmate of Jims and live in California, but the news of his passing was sad news to hear from one of our classmates that lives in Sheboygan, Dave Kolb. I used to call Jim from time to time just to say hello and keep in touch as I do some of our other classmates. I have fond memories of our time in High School. He was a lovely man. I'm so sorry for your loss.....

Keith Herbst

My golfing buddy-friend . A HOLE will be left empty this summer and forever.

Richard’s Sommersberger

Sorry to here about your Dad take care.

John & Louise Goode

Terry, so sorry to hear of your loss. Miss seeing you. You are in our thoughts and prayers. John & Louse

Bill Ballhorn

So sorry for your loss. I worked with jis brother Dewey for over twenty years at the Department of Workforce Development in Madison.

gene mohr

Our sympathies go out to the family. Jim was a regular at our Thursday morning coffee get-togethers and will be greatly missed. As a fellow truckologist we will miss his great stories. God bless