James H. “Jim” Bomber, 89, passed away at home with loved ones on Tuesday, April 20, 2021. He was born August 5, 1931, in Green Bay to William and Anna (Pauls) Bomber.
On August 1, 1953, Jim married the love of his life, Patricia A. Coel, at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church. Jim was a long time employee of Krueger International. Jim had many talents, including woodworking, gardening, and cooking, and he spent his life sharing his time and talents with family and friends. He was an active member of St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Parish for many years. At the church, he enjoyed volunteering by making his famous Booyah for the church picnics. He was a Scoutmaster for many years and enjoyed helping his kids and grandkids earn badges and build derby cars. Jim had a special connection with nature and loved to spend time outdoors. In his younger years, he enjoyed hunting and fishing; in his older years, he enjoyed bird watching and stargazing. He especially loved gardening, both planting beautiful flowers and tending a full vegetable garden. He cherished his time spent going up north with his family, sharing laughter and creating memories. Jim loved to cook, and was known for his delicious soups and homemade bread, which he would have his kids or grandkids pick up so he could visit with them. Jim was also very handy with tools and could build or fix anything. He was always there to help his family or friends with a project.
Jim is survived by his children, Jeffrey (Barb) Bomber, Peggy (Jim) Weihbrecht, Michael (Barb) Bomber, Steven (Becky) Bomber; his grandchildren, Kristin Bomber, James (April) Bomber, Michael (Jodi) Bomber, Chad (Katie) Weihbrecht, Katie Weihbrecht, Christopher (Leah) Bomber, Amie Bomber, Jenny Bomber (Casey Hickey), Jacob (Jade) Bomber, and Emily Bomber; his step-grandchildren, Jeff (Debbie) Burkouricz, Keith (Nicki) Burkouricz, and Debbie McLean; his great-grandchildren, Lydia, Chloe, and Noelle Bomber, Max, Sawyer, and Levi Weihbrecht, Harper Bomber, Madyson Hickey; his step-great-grandchildren, Jordan and Chase Burkouricz, Kahlin, Jensen, and Hailey Burkouricz, Brandi McLean; a daughter-in-law, Dori Bomber; sister-in-law, Delores Bomber; and extended family, Bobbie, Makayla and Chad Brown.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 67 years, Patricia; a son, Paul Bomber; his parents, William and Anna Bomber; his brothers, Don (Rosemary) Bomber, Bob Bomber; a sister, Betty (Don) Verheyden.
Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason Street, on Sunday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. A Parish Wake will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Friends may also call at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church, 312 Victoria Street, on Monday from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Monday at the church with the Rev. Bill Hoffman officiating. Entombment will be in Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. On-line condolences may be given by going to www.prokowall.com.
The family would like to thank Jim’s wonderful care givers from Home Instead and the amazing staff from Unity Hospice.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, which was a favorite spot for Jim to watch birds and enjoy nature.