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James "Jim" Thomas Mainus

April 17, 1939 ~ February 2, 2019 (age 79)

James “Jim” Thomas Mainus: 79, of rural Elkhorn, WI died Saturday February 2, 2019 at his home.  He was born April 17, 1939 in Waukesha, WI the son of the late Stanley and Alice (Whitehouse) Mainus.  On August 22, 1975 he was united in marriage to Marilynn M. (Beschta) Fine at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Waterford, WI.  Jim farmed all of his life and he also worked as a mason, working on various construction jobs including the Elkhorn Area High School.  He was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church of Elkhorn, WI.  Jim was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who will be deeply missed by his wife of 43 years, Marilynn, three children: Dr. Jeffrey (Gina) Fine of Irmo, SC,  Becky (Don) Rychlak of Elkhorn, WI and Jodie (Steve) Statler of Racine, WI, seven grandchildren: Caitlyn (Daniel) Wiley, Kirstin and Kiley Fine, Sarah and Ryan Rychlak, Drake and Dylan Statler, three great-grandchildren: Brice Soloman, Charlotte and Caroline Wiley and by a host of other relatives and friends.  Jim was preceded in death by his two sisters: Margaret Mainus and Judith Fonk and one brother Stanley Mainus Jr.   Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 AM Saturday February 9, 2019 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church 107 W. Walworth Street Elkhorn, WI with Father Oriol Regales officiating.  Burial will be at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Cemetery Waterford, WI.  Visitation will be Saturday from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM at Haase-Lockwood & Associates Funeral Home and Crematory 730 N. Wisconsin Street Elkhorn, WI.  On-line guestbook is at

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