James W. Moroney of Stone Bank passed away December 19, 2018 at the age of 76.
Born in Ashtabula, OH to parents Abby and Dan, Jim moved to Hartland with his family in 1946. He was married to Kathleen for 20 years, they had two daughters. He attended St. Jerome Grade School and Catholic Memorial High School. At the age of 14 he started working at Chappie’s Texaco where he became co-owner from 1968 until 1978. He then went on to work at Oconomowoc Transport for 35 years. He moved to Okauchee Lake in 1982 and began life with his love Shirley in 1985. Together they enjoyed many years of pontooning and hosting gatherings of family and friends on the lake.
Jim was a member of the Hartland Volunteer Fire Department from 1968 to 1982 serving as president for several years. He was one of the founding members of the HAAA and was instrumental in getting the ball field lighted. He enjoyed golfing, especially the Father’s Day outings with the boy’s, hunting, NASCAR racing, pontooning and was an avid football and baseball fan. Jim was a lifetime member of Land O´Lakes Old Timers. He enjoyed his time coaching and managing the Ordway’s Corner Tap softball team and playing Santa at the Hartland American Legion Post. Above all he cherished the time spent with his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, family and friends at the lake, and on his many trips to Nebraska.
Jim is survived by his sister Abby Siffrin, his daughters Linda Moroney and Mary Ellen Olsen, stepsons Carl Zeutzius, Rob (Aimee) Zeutzius and Mark (Bonnie) Zeutzius and his nephew Matt Block. He is further survived by his grandchildren Mark, Zakk, Marissa, Brock, Emma, Tanner, Ashley, Heather, Alex, Claire, Davis, Alesha and Randy and his great-grandchildren Luca, Camden and Leo. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wives Kathleen and Shirley and his sister Barbara Block.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, December 29th at Kuhtz’s General Store, Stone Bank from 1-5 PM with a time of Remembrance at 3 PM. In lieu of flowers memorials to the family appreciated.