James E. Monroe, age 72, of Friendship, Wisconsin died May 6, 2014 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield, Wisconsin. Mass of Christian Burial will be 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 16, 2014 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Friendship, Wisconsin. Father James P. McNamee will officiate. Visitation will be 11:00 a.m. until the time of mass on Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment will be at the Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Union Grove, Wisconsin on Monday, May 19, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.

James was born October 2, 1941 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to George and Dorothy (Harmeyer) Monroe.

He graduated from Don Bosco High School in Milwaukee.   James was drafted into the United States Army and served in the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged in 1965.

James later attended Marquette University and graduated at the top of his class with a degree in business/accounting.

He married Patricia A. Wielebski on November 18, 1967 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

James worked for Milwaukee County as an Auditor until his retirement in 2004.

He enjoyed woodcarving, painting, stained glass work, and the outdoors.

James was a member of the V.F.W. Post #6279, the American Legion, the Knights of Columbus, the Rome Carvers, the Affiliated Wisconsin River Woodcarvers, the Smoky Hollow Muzzle Loaders, and was a lifetime member of the American Philatelic Society.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George & Dorothy Monroe


Wife:  Patricia Monroe of Friendship, Wisconsin

Daughter:  Lisa (Greg) Gebhard of Franklin, Wisconsin

Daughter:  Kim Bonn of Friendship, Wisconsin

Grandson:  Bradleigh (Kally) Bonn of Racine, Wisconsin

Grandson:  Andrew Bonn of Friendship, Wisconsin

Grandson:  Nicholas Bonn of Racine, Wisconsin

Grandson:  Anthony Bonn of Friendship, Wisconsin

Granddaughter:  Anica Gebhard of Franklin, Wisconsin

Grandson:  Alexander Gebhard of Franklin, Wisconsin

Grandson:  Benjamin Gebhard of Franklin, Wisconsin

3 Great-Grandsons:  Bradley, Elliot, and Easton Bonn

Sister:  Mary Ann (Robert) Benkowski of Rome, Wisconsin

further survived by his nieces, nephew, other relatives and friends

Roseberry’s Funeral Home is assisting the family.  Visit www.roseberrys.com for online condolences and further information.