WAUKESHA, Wis. - James Paul Hilden, 75, of Waukesha, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, at home. He was born July 26, 1937, in Laurium, the son of Alex and Ann (Lilja) Hilden.
Jim proudly served in the U.S. Air Force.
He was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church and served as a former alderman, District 4 for the City of Waukesha for six years.
Jim retired from General Electric in 1996 after 32 years of service.
Jim will be remembered as an avid golfer. He will be deeply missed by his wife of 30 years, Shirley; his children: Kelly (Dan) Poplawski of Lake Mills, Penny (Jason) Sherlander of Port Washington and Peggy (Aaron) Auger of Virginia Beach, Va.; six grandchildren; his brothers, George (Peggy) of Plymouth, Mich. and Thomas (Margaret) of Pewaukee; his sisters, Marian Gould of Oklahoma and Joyce (Charles "Chuck") Grapentine of Madison; his extended family, Ruth, Michael and Sara Benben of Racine; other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Bob and William; his sisters, Barbara and Kathy.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 17 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. There will be a second visitation for Jim on Thursday, Oct. 18 from 11:30a.m. until the 12:30 p.m. funeral service at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1052 White Rock Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186. The Rev. Scott Oelhafen will officiate.
Memorials are appreciated to The Blood Center of Wis., 638 N. 18th St., Milwaukee, WI 53233 or Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church (see address above).
The family would like to extend special thanks to anyone who donates blood since Jim was a regular recipient of everyone's kindess over the past year.
The Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home is assisting the family.