James T. Loehrke, age 76 of Sugar Camp, died May 7, 2016, at University Hospital in Madison. He was born in Indiana and graduated from the University of Purdue with a degree in Architecture. He retired from the Rhinelander Phone Company.
Jim was known to be the longest year round resident of Indian Lake in Sugar Camp. He enjoyed people and had many good friends. He was a kind, caring, and generous person. Jim especially enjoyed attending fishing and hunting shows around the state with his good friend, Terry. Over the years, he met and made many friends who will miss his presence.
He was married to Arlene, the love his life, for 25 years and she survives. Jim is also survived by two sons, David (Korrine) of Stevens Point and John (Jennifer) of Junction City of which he was very proud; a sister, Margaret (Gerald) Augustine of Eagle River; a brother, John (Carol) Loehrke of Indiana; and a godson, Scott Morrisy. Further survived by extended family including brother, Robert (Karen) DeGroot; sister, Jane (Pete) Kosolcharoen; daughter, Sue (Dale) Stefonek; son, Kevin (Dawn) Mckee; and daughter, Kelly Patterson.
A memorial service for Jim will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, 2016, at St. Kunegunda Catholic Church in Sugar Camp. Gathering with the family will take place from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday at the church. Carlson Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.