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1967 James 2023

James R. Oppermann

November 24, 1967 — September 18, 2023

James R. Oppermann, age 55, passed away at his residence on Monday, September 18, 2023. He was born to the late Lynn Oppermann and Carol (Hinz) Smidl on November 24, 1967, in Oshkosh, WI.

Jim worked at Michels Corporation for 27 years as an operator engineer.

Jim enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was the highlight of the party. He loved fishing, hunting, and watching his races on tv. Jim loved his grandchildren very much. He had a passion for grilling and fish fry’s.

Jim was married for 16 years to Lori Oppermann the mother of his stepchildren.

Jim is survived by his children, Elizabeth Meyers, Zach Sitter, Leah Waters, and Tyler Deiss; grandchildren, Carter, Manny, Zamora, and Lilah; siblings, Scott (Kerry) Oppermann, and Michele (David) Laabs. He was also survived by a special friend Michelle Smits. He also had a dog named Little Bastard who he loved dearly. They were inseparable.

A celebration of life will be held from 1:00 pm until 6:00 pm on Saturday, October 28, 2023 at the Elks Lodge, 175 W Fernau Ave, Oshkosh.

Thank you to everyone for your kind words and thoughts.

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Saturday, October 28, 2023

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