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Jim A. “Basil” Mulry, age 80, of Little Chute, went unto his heavenly home on April 11, 2019. He was the son of Basil and Vera Mulry, born on March 14, 1939. Jim married Karen Reynebeau on October 27, 1960, and together they celebrated 58 years of marriage.
Jim worked at Thilmany for 39 years, retiring in 2001. Retirement was great, he enjoyed several trips to Branson and Siesta Key, Florida. He followed the kids in their sports, and totally loved attending many games played by the grandchildren: softball, football, volleyball, basketball, hockey, he enjoyed them all, especially because someone special was playing. Jim loved downhill skiing and got the kids all started by the age of 10. He loved to golf in the Thilmany league, the mens league at Countryside and later it became the senior league, all of which he truly enjoyed. Another love was fishing on Lake Winnebago, he had many hot spots.
Jim was a man of few words, because of dementia, which robbed him of speech, leaving him to say only “See Father Ron” since 2016. After Mass, whenever Father Ron was greeting, Jim had to shake his hand, then he was happy.
Jim is survived by his dedicated wife, Karen;
his children and their families: Kevin (Tammy) Mulry and their children: Colin (Leanna), Cory, Chris, Alexy, Kylie, Justin and Cody;
Kelly (Phil) Hammen and their children: Kari (Toni) Romenesko and their daughter Brooklyn who was born on grandpa’s birthday; Neil (Marie) Hammen and their children: Leo, Josie and Rosalie; Kayla (Matt) Brockman and their children: Sam, Jack, Anna and James; Carly (Jordan) Lamers;
Keith (Lori) Mulry and their children: Tara (Danny) Wiltgen, Brett (Tracee) Mulry, Kyle (special friend Ashley and her son, Elias) Mulry and Nate Mulry;
Kim (Scott) Gloudemans and their children: Jason (Ashley), Allie, and Matt (Ally) Gloudemans;
Four Godchildren: Jackie Van Handel, Kerry Young, Mike Reynebeau and Dave Reynebeau; one sister, Alice Brandl; brothers: Don (Betty) Mulry and Dan (Laura) Mulry; brothers and sisters-in-law: Priscilla Mulry, Donna Reynebeau, Dick Deeg and Jack Weber; many Mulry and Reynebeau nieces and nephews: Thank you so much for your prayers over the past years.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents: Basil and Vera Mulry; his in-laws: Jack and Vi Reynebeau; daughter-in-law, Cheryl Mulry; siblings: Jack (Rosemary) Mulry, Dick Mulry, Mary Jane (Jerome) Thomson, Leone Weber, Karen (Floyd) Hammen, Barbara Deeg and baby brother, Thomas Mulry; nephew, Bill Mulry; brothers and sisters-in-law: Don and E.B. Reynebeau and Jerry Reynebeau.
Funeral services will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 15, 2019, at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, 323 S. Pine Street, Little Chute, with Fr. Ron Belitz officiating. Visitation will be at the church on Monday from 2:00 p.m. until the time of the Mass. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery. For online condolences, please visit www.verkuilenfh.com.
The Reynebeau family would like to extend a special thank you to Frontida in Kimberly and Compassus Hospice for the wonderful care provided.
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields
and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.