By Casperson Funeral Home
Jim Yocum, age 70, born in Neenah WI on Sept. 10, 1946 to Howard “Jack” Yocum and Florence “Flo” (Kramer) Yocum, died at Aurora Hospital in Green Bay on April 28, 2017 surrounded by his loving family after a long tough battle with kidney disease and bladder cancer.
He graduated from Menasha High in 1965. After graduation he worked in the Fox Valley as a machinist, meat cutter and bartender until 1983 when he moved to Door Co. where he was a meat cutter and meat manager at the Sister Bay Piggily Wiggily until he retired in 2012.
Jim loved watching the Packers, Auto racing, playing and watching baseball and discussing it all while hanging with his buddies at the Mink River Basin. A league bowler at the Sister Bay bowl, he attained perfection on February 9, 1995 when he bowled a 300 game. Jim was a man who loved good food and he enjoyed creating new recipes and perfecting his old ones. We have many fond memories of him at the Weber beer and tongs in hand making the next delectable meal. We’ll not only miss him very much and we will also miss those wonderful dinners. Being a sports enthusiast Jim loved to tailgate and cheer on the Packers as well as visit his favorite race tracks to cheer on his favorite drivers. An avid reader and a civil war buff Jim also loved traveling the country to visit all the old battlefields, national parks and monuments.
He was preceded in death by his parents Jack and Flo. He is survived by his wife Jodi, daughters Terri (Steve), Henri and son Mike and his wife Julie. Granddaughters Sandy, Rachel, Sarah, Erin (Augustine) and great grandson John. Brother Brad (Sue) sisters Helen (Dan) and Nancy. Nieces and nephews Gina, Teresa (Tom), Chad (Wendy), Stacey (Tom), Jason (Roberta) and Jeff (Karen). Great nephews Jack and Drew, great nieces Kayla, Jennifer and Meagan.
In Lieu of flowers please make a donation in Jim’s name to a charity of your choosing.