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James Joseph Sitter

December 16, 1947 — August 29, 2023

James “Jim” J. Sitter, age 75, of Oshkosh, passed away on Tuesday, August 29, 2023, at his home surrounded by family. He was born on December 16, 1947, to the late James Sitter and Elsie Lawler. He was united in marriage to Heidimarie Wenzel on August 22, 1970, and had three daughters.


Jim faithfully served in the United States Army for 21 years. He loved traveling with Heidi all over the world, especially Germany to visit Heidi’s family back home. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, hiking, and camping with his family. Jim was a family man who loved being an “Opa” to his grandchildren, attending family get-togethers, and going for car rides with Heidi.


Jim is lovingly survived by his wife of 53 years, Heidi Sitter; daughters, Jorie (Zane) Larson, Fransiska (Jason) Hill, Nicol (Bobby) Balda; grandchildren, Zachary (fiancé Katie), Alexandra, Cale, Adelle, Charlotte, and Sage; siblings, George (Carla) Sitter and Anna (Kevin) Swan. He is further survived by countless cherished in-laws in Germany.


In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his grandson, Owen and sister, Marcia McCutcheon.


A memorial service with military honors will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, September 7, 2023, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1206 Ontario St. with Rev. Paul Lidtke officiating. Visitation will be held at the church from 9:00 am until the time of the service.


The Sitter family would like to thank the Michael D. Wachtel Cancer Center, the Promedica Hospice team, as well as the nurses and doctors of Ascension Mercy Hospital for the care provided to Jim throughout the years. Also, thank you to the American Legion Cook Fuller Post 70 for the compassion and support given to Jim. Another thank you to everyone that sent cards, gifts, support, and prayers. It brought great comfort to Jim and his family on his final journey.


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Visitation

Thursday, September 7, 2023

9:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Bethlehem Ev. Lutheran Church

1206 Ontario Street, Oshkosh, WI 54901

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Service

Thursday, September 7, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Bethlehem Ev. Lutheran Church

1206 Ontario Street, Oshkosh, WI 54901

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