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James M. Schiebenes, 74, died on Saturday, November 23rd. He was born in Milwaukee on April 22, 1945, son of Robert and Dorothy (nee: Feyrer) Schiebenes.

Jim proudly served in the U.S. Air Force and was a member of the Air Force Drum and Bugle Corps. On May 10, 1986, he married Grace VanderLeest at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. A talented vocalist and instrumentalist, he shared his abilities helping many area drum and bugle corps and also directed and sang in many local churches. Jim honored many local veterans by playing Taps at funerals and various veteran ceremonies.

Jim will be dearly missed by his wife, Grace; children, Denise (Jeff) Voelz, Michael Corcoran; grandchildren, Jacob, Sarah and Nicole Voelz, and Brittany (Ocie) Peet; 5 great-grandchildren; brother, Robert Schiebenes; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Jan Schiebenes, Joyce Lundgren, Lorraine Kennedy, Richard (Barbara) VanderLeest, Bernard VanderLeest, Eugene VanderLeest; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. with a memorial service to start at 11 a.m. Interment with Full Military Honors will follow at the Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Town of Dover.

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