Jim E Kinderman

July 24, 1948 ~ September 28, 2021 (age 73)


Jim Kinderman age 73 was called home to be with his maker September 28, 2021, with family by his side.  He was born to late Mabel and Gustave Kinderman; the youngest of seven children. Jim graduated from UW Eau Claire and moved to Wausau. He met his wife Cheryl Copas, and they were married September 16, 1975, Rockford Il.  Jim worked 38 years for Wausau Insurance and Liberty Mutual Insurance. 

Jim cherished and enjoyed time with family and friends. There were so many vacations over the years to different lake resorts, campgrounds, and countless Brewer games to name a few. He really enjoyed being with loved ones. Especially spending time with grandson Brayden. Jim and Cheryl took advantage of his relocation to Boston with Liberty Mutual for nine years. They loved experiencing and enjoying all that New England had to offer. After retirement, Jim and Cheryl became snowbirds enjoying the warm winters in Mesa, Arizona. All of these memories and times made him the happiest.  Jim always had the ability to put a smile on your face.

Jim is survived by his wife Cheryl, sons Brian Kinderman, Brad (Laura) Kinderman, and grandson Brayden Kinderman. Brother Jerry (Peggy) Kinderman Janesville, Sisters Shirley Hanson Eau Claire, Donna (Gary) Johnson Janesville, sister-in-law Mary Kinderman Eau Claire, brother-in-law Mike (Linda) Copas Plainfield. He is further survived by many nieces and nephews. 

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, mother and father-in-law Gordon and Mary Ann Copas, brothers Ken, Allen, and Don Kinderman, and brother-in-law Norm Hanson.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 7, 2021, at 11:00 am at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 6205 Alderson St, Weston. Pastor Raymond Connor will officiate. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm at the Brainard Everest Chapel, 5712 Memorial Drive, Weston. Visitation will continue at the church from 9:00 am until the time of service on Thursday. Burial will be at Mosinee Cemetery.

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October 6, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Brainard Funeral Home - Everest Chapel
5712 Memorial Court
Weston, WI 54476

October 7, 2021

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Alderson Street

Funeral Service
October 7, 2021

11:00 AM
Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Alderson Street

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