James Westover, Sr.

  • Born: March 18, 1948
  • Died: September 20, 2015
  • Location: Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

Koepsell Funeral & Cremation Services, Mayville

301 North Walnut Street
Mayville, WI 53050

Tel. (920) 387-4440

Tribute & Message From The Family

James E. Westover, Sr., age 67, died Sunday, September 20, 2015 at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison.

The memorial gathering will be at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam on Friday, September 25, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The memorial service will follow at the funeral home on Friday at 1:00 p.m.

James Eldon Westover was born on March 18, 1948 in Randolph, Wisconsin to Harry and Doris (Krueger) Westover. On July 15, 1967, he was united in marriage with Pamela J. Garlow at First Ev. Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam. James worked for over 30 years at the Fox Lake Correctional Institution. He enjoyed trap shooting and was voted in by his peers to the Wisconsin Trapshooting Association Hall of Fame in 2009. Jim was an avid carpenter and was known for his miniature barns. He also liked hunting, fishing and attending local sports. Jim will be fondly remembered as the bleacher coach.

Survivors are his wife Pam; children, David (Bonnie) Stainbrook, Jodie (Patrick, II) Schuster, and James (Elizabeth) Westover, Jr.; seven grandchildren, David, Alesha, Ellie, Tre, Patrick, III, James, III, and Jerek; one great grandson, Carsen; siblings, Harry (Faye) Westover, Jr., Donna Roidt, Sandra (Gerry) Miller, Walter (Jan) Westover, Sr., Linda Peterson, Randy (Justine) Westover, Sr., Richard Westover; special sister-in-law, Deanna Giese; best buddy, Kodie; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; in-laws; nephews, Vinnie, Ryan and Godson, Dustin; and brother-in-law, Corky Giese.

The Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is caring for the family. To leave online condolences, or for directions and other information, please visit our website at www.KoepsellFH.com.


Condolence & Memory Journal


It was always a pleasure seeing you at work, with that big happy smile, and making me be in a good mood. So sad to see that you are gone. I know you are still hanging around everywhere your memories are. Thanks for all the laughs. You are an amazing man Jim . <4>

Posted by Sarah Kammerud - Fall river, WI - Friend/coworkers   September 30, 2015

Leave a condolence or a memory.my deepest sympathies to you and your family

Posted by Sarah Kammerud - Fall river, WI - Friend   September 30, 2015

You will be missed. Sorry we cannot make the funeral as we are in Seattle with the grandchildren. Happy Hunting. I will miss your visits to the farm. The Peepers

Posted by Carroll & Marge Peeper - Sun Prairie, WI - Friend   September 25, 2015

Work schedule will not permit me to attend tomorrow. I want you all to know that I am thinking of you in your time of sadness and grief. He will be greatly missed. Our sympathies, tya/dan hill and family

Posted by Tya hauge-Hill - Beaver Dam, WI - Friend of family   September 24, 2015

Pam,I'm so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

Posted by Jim and Ellie Sokoly - Keshena, WI - Friend and classmate.   September 24, 2015

so sorry to hear about jimmy. he was a good trapshooting competitor and friend. will miss seeing him at the shoots. Yz & Smokey

Posted by Yz - wautoma, WI - friend   September 23, 2015

Mrs. Westover I'm very sorry for your loss. Jim was a great guy and I also enjoyed him for his great personality and friendship. He will be greatly missed by myself and others.

Posted by Dale Heeringa - Waupun, WY - Friend   September 23, 2015


So sorry Pam, to have heard the news of Uncle Jims passing. I had not known he was in intensive care for the last 2 months. I will keep you in my prayers for the months to come as WE OUR FAMILY (INCLUDING ALL OF US THE EXTENDED FAMILY) WELL knows we have all gone though so much so fast there seems not enough time to grieve, mourn, help, care for, or even comfort all of those that need it. I am as I said going to once again reach out to our Lord and Heavenly Father to look upon you with his love and grace and to be with you close For the foreseeable future and help you to grieve the loss you are so feeling now! I promise Aunt Pam,that the hole that is in your heart will heal and you will feel whole again, but it is going to feel like that time will never come, I promise with the help of our Lord it will come!
I love you! I hope this didn't sound corny,it is so hard to say the right thing at time's like these!
Bonnie Pribbernow
P.S. Sorry I won't be there on Jim's day but know I am there with you by heart and spirit!

Posted by Bonnie Pribbernow - Marshfield, WI - Niece   September 23, 2015

I am so very sorry for your loss. Jim was such a great guy with a big heart. If you need anything let me know. My heart breaks for you all!!!!! Love you Pam!!! Take care.

Posted by Judy Pegelow-Bork - Beaver Dam, WI - friend   September 23, 2015

Pam and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed watching the boys games with you, jim and your family. My prayers and sympathy are with you all at this difficult time.

Posted by Judy Italiano - Beaver Dam, WI - friend   September 23, 2015

Pam and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I am sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Lots of fond memories from the Rosendale St gang. Rest in peace Jim.

Posted by chris (tina) neuman pirrung - plymouth, WI - friend   September 23, 2015

Sorry to hear of your loss. Jim was a great man and friend to all trap shooters.

Posted by Tim Thompson - friend   September 22, 2015

Pam, I give you and your entire family my sincere condolences on your loss.

Posted by Dorian Esquivel - Beaver Dam, WI - Former co-worker   September 22, 2015


I am so sorry to hear about Jim. His "bleacher coaching" will definitely be missed, but I can bet he will be watching all the games from above. My sympathies to you, Pam, and your family.

Posted by Sue Koehn - Beaver Dam, WI - ex sister-in-law   September 22, 2015

So sorry for your loss. He was a great man had fun sitting in the beecher trying to stay dry with him. Prayers for you and your family.

Posted by Jodi Apel - Beaver dam, WI - Friend   September 22, 2015


Sending warm thoughts and hugs to my dear friend Jodie during this difficult time.

Posted by Thorton & Jill Ridder - St. Paul, MN   September 22, 2015

I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart is breaking for your family.
Jim is one of the toughest men I've come across and has a wonderful family.
Rest in peace, Jim! You've certainly earned it.

Posted by Erin - Sun Prairie, WI   September 22, 2015

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