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James “Jim” Willmas

Jan 04, 1943 - Oct 24, 2020


James “Jim” Willmas, age 77 of Sheboygan passed away Saturday evening October 24, 2020 surrounded by his loving wife and four children. Jim, son of the late Florian and Mary (Sonntag) Willmas was born January 4, 1943 in Sheboygan. He was a 1961 graduate of South High School. On October 17, 1964 he was united in marriage to Jane Boerner at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church. Jim loved being outdoors; hunting, fishing, and spending time with family. He was a member of the Jaycees and an active member of St. Dominic Catholic Church where he was an usher for many years. Jim was an architect, a member of the Architectural Institute of America (AIA), National Architectural Accreditation Board (NAAB), and was a nationally licensed Architect.
Survivors include his loving wife of 56 years, Jane, and his sister Jan Rusch of Longview, TX. Children include Michelle (Todd) Bauer of Sheboygan Falls, Michael (Anne) Willmas of Elkhart Lake, Julia (Jeff) Mohr of Wausau, and Robert (Julie) Willmas of West Bend. He is also survived by seven grandchildren: Lauren, Jacob, Abigail, Megan, Bethany, Quentin, Madelyn, and a great grandson Simon.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents and brother Jack.
A private family service will be held.
A memorial fund has been established in Jim’s name.
Online condolences may be expressed at

Jane wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Aurora at Home Hospice team and to her children for all their love and support.



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LaVerne Basler

My sympathy to you. Jane. and your family. I do feel your loss, been there, but memories will help. He was the same age as my hubby, too early. My live and support.

Jenny Haen

Jim and my dad, Ray Haen, worked together. Bray & Quasius. You have my sympathies. I hope they are smiling up there in Heaven as they draw and design!

Gerry Jochman

So sorry to hear of Jim's passing today. I worked with Jim when he was drafting store plans for Prange's & id stores and I was at Quasius Construction. Also served with him on the buildings & grounds committee for years ar St. Dominic. Always appreciated his quiet yet knowledgeable demeanor. My thoughts are with his family at this difficult time. I'm so sorry I can't attend the funeral at this time. The virus is getting to all of us still in quarentine,

Martha Kampmann

Dear Willmas Family, Heartfelt sympathy to all of you at this difficult time. I hope special memories will comfort you as you remember and celebrate Jim’s/your Dad’s/Grandpa’s life. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Peace, Martha Kampmann

Sandra Katte

Wilmas Family Ken and I would like to send our sympathy to all the family We are so sorry for your loss. My he rest in peace.

John R. Mehalopoulos, Jr

I am truely saddened by your Loss and ours, I graduated with Jim and belonged to the Kingsman motor Club back many tear and fond memores my Prayers are with all of You.