James Ginter, of Green Bay, Wis., passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, after a long battle with cancer.
He was born in Little Falls, Feb. 28, 1945, to the late Leonard and Louise (Prozinski) Ginter. Jim graduated from Little Falls High School in 1963 then attended Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis. He married Jeanette M. Pelkey Oct. 14, 1967, at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Little Falls. They moved to Florida in 1981 after the birth of their third child then moved the family to Green Bay, WI in 1987 where he spent the rest of his life. Jim was employed as a marine designer and engineer for most of his life and received many awards for his work. In his younger years, he became well known in Central Minnesota for performing with his band, Jim Ginter and the Gintertainers. He enjoyed spending time with his family, singing karaoke and working in his garage on his many different projects and inventions. He also had a great love for cars, especially Mustangs.
Survivors include his wife Jeanette; his children Aaron, Jeremy, Amber and her husband Chad Marcell. He is also survived by his grandchildren (twins) Isaac and Austyn Granius-Ginter, Madysen and Abbigale Marcell, as well as his sister, Barbara Erickson of Mesa, Ariz.. He is further survived by other relatives and friends.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents and his in-laws.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, Sept. 7, at the St. John Baptist Catholic Church with the Rev. John Bergstadt officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
A memorial fund has been established in Jims name at the funeral home.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Lombardi Cancer Center, Heartland Hospice and everyone who helped in his care while he battled cancer. The family would also like to thank all the friends and family who have offered their support during this time.