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James J. Nora Sr., M.D.

Jun 26, 1928 - Jan 10, 2023


James J. Nora Sr., M.D. age 94 of Sheboygan formerly of Denver, CO passed away Tuesday January 10, 2023. James was born June 26, 1928, in Chicago, IL to the late Joseph J. and Henrietta M. (Jackson) Nora. He proudly served his country in the Philippines during WWII in the Army Air Corp. On April 9, 1966, James was united in marriage to Audrey Hart M.D. at the West University Baptist Church in Houston, TX.
James had 50 years of experience in medicine and academia. He holds a BA from Harvard University, MD from Yale University and MPH from the University of California Berkeley. James was a pioneer in heart transplantation (late 1960’s) while at the Texas Medical Center in Houston. He was a prolific writer, authoring 153 research articles, textbooks and medical journals. He was a physician, writer and professor of genetics.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years Audrey Hart Nora M.D., children Wendy, Penny, Marianne, Jim Jr., Elizabeth, six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and two sisters Ruth and Louise. James was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Lonnie.
Family and friends may gather at the Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home, 1535 S. 12th Street, Sheboygan on Friday January 13, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at 12 noon. VFW Post #9156 will accord military honors.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be made in James’ name to a homeless shelter or charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be expressed at


Date: Friday Jan 13, 2023
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home [map]

Funeral Service

Date: Friday Jan 13, 2023
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home [map]



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Joyce G DeVaney

Dear Dr. Nora and the Nora family: My heart is sad for you, losing your dear husband of 56 years and father/grandfather/great-grandfather to your family. You can be so proud of his legacy and the many wonderful years you had together. My deepest sympathy to you and yours. I hope you are doing well. With fond regards....

Jane Wilson

Dear Dr. Nora, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband, Jim. I have thought of you often and have hoped that life has been good to you. It has been a number of years since we have talked, and I am glad that you have had a number of years with Jim since your retirement. My many sympathies are with you. God Bless.

Peg Richards

To Dr. Elizabeth Nora and the Nora family, My sympathy to you on the passing of your truly remarkable father. His legacy is made manifest in his truly remarkable daughter. I remember your care of my own dear mother before her passing ., and I cherish the memory of the rapport you established with me, her daughter. Memories of your dad will forever be with you. Love lives!

Mary Jo Gerrits

Dear Audrey and family, This is the time when we need family the most to send you all hugs and prayers even though we are far away. I wrap you in them and send them on angel's wings. Love Grandma Gerrits


Russ Nora and I are sending our condolences, soo sorry for the loss of James thoughts and prayers to all the family💕

Stephanie Nora White

Heartfelt condolences Louise to you and the family. What an extraordinary life. Stephanie Nora White & Family

Joanne Langan

My sympathy. Thinking of you at this sad time. May he rest in peace.

Wendy Alison Nora

I am honored to be a child of this exceptional man and to be a part of his wonderful family. Despite his many academic and professional achievements, nothing meant more to my father than his family. I have been blessed forever to know him and to share his memory with those who love him.