Passing of James M. Kumlien
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James M. Kumlien

Jim, Jackly, Mikey and Jamie

JANESVILLE--- James M. Kumlien, age 45, of Janesville, died on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011, at St. Luke's Medical Center, Milwaukee. He was born in Janesville on July 20, 1966, the son of Jack and Sharon (Ahrens) Kumlien. He was raised in Milton where he graduated as a proud "Redman". Jim attended the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in the school of Criminal Justice. He married the love of his life, Nichole R. Grimes on Dec. 29, 1990. They both were blessed with 3 children: James "Jamie" age 18, Jacklyn age 15, and Michael age 11. From 1992 to 1995, Jim was a correctional officer for the Rock County Sheriff's Department. In 1995, Jim was proud to become a police officer for the City of Beloit Police Department. He was a Hostage Negotiator and Evidence Tech in addition to his patrol duties. Most of his career was spent as a School Resource Officer for the School District of Beloit working in various buildings. The best part of his school day was spent enjoying the kids and he was proud to be "purple." Jim was a member of St. William Catholic Church; the Rock Aqua Jays for 10 years where he watched his children soar to unimaginable heights in water skiing. He coached them to compete for the U.S. Barefoot Water Ski Team in 2009, in Oatki, New Zealand. He was a boat driver and beamed as his children never failed to take him by the hand and share their greatest achievements. Above all, Jim was a perfect picture of what a friend, son, brother, uncle, husband, and Daddy should be. He fought the most courageous battle against melanoma. Although he did not win, he definitely DID NOT SUCK! His family is so proud of him.

Jim & JacklynJim is survived by his wife, Nichole Kumlien; 3 children: James, Jacklyn and Michael all at home; mother, Sharon Kumlien of Milton; brother, Jack (Linda) Kumlien of Janesville; sister, Leah (Ed) Brossard of Janesville; father-in-law, Michael (Ann) Grimes of Shiocton; brother-in-law, Leonard Grimes of Neenah; 2 sisters-in-law, Michelle (Steve) Barthel of Larson and Heather (Aaron) Walz of Janesville; his nieces and nephews: Katie, Tyler, Peyton, Jaxson, and Cassandra of whom he adored so much; as well as numerous other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 26, 2011, at ST. WILLIAM CATHOLIC CHURCH with Rev. John Auby officiating. A visitation will be held on Thursday from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. at ST. WILLIAM CATHOLIC CHURCH. Interment will be in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Milton. Lasting Memorials may be made to the Jim Kumlien Benefit at Blackhawk Community Credit Union which will be used for the children's education. SCHNEIDER APFEL SCHNEIDER & SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME is assisting the family.



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