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James J. Uhan

June 26, 1932 — September 24, 2021

James J. Uhan

Jim "Big Jim" passed away at home on September 24, 2021, from natural causes. Jim was born on June 26th, 1932 in Milwaukee, WI to the late Julius and Blanche (Bitzke) Uhan. He is survived by his wife, Betty Ann Ohlsson; children, Laura and Doug, Jim and Paula and Greg and Joy; grandchildren, Gregory John II, Ashley, Trylch and other grandchildren and great grandchildren; sisters, Beatrice (Norm) Wieland, Shirley (Larry) Kebbekus and Janice (Tom) Kallies. He is preceded in death by his sister, Katherine (Jim) Jensen of Milwaukee.
Jim graduated from Milwaukee School of Engineering in 1955 with a B.S. Degree in electrical engineering. He worked for Consumers Power as an area development analyst until 1964, then began working at Standard Electric as a sales engineer until 1982 and retired to manage his investments.
Jim was an accomplished small bore and big rifle shooter having a master rating in both calibers. Jim was the Wisconsin state junior champion for the years, 1949, 1950 and 1951. He also placed 7th in the nation with over 3,000 shooters.
Jim served in the U.S. Army at Fort Huachuca, AZ. He was captain of the rifle/pistol team in 1957, when he was chosen to be on the Olympic team as being one of the top 25 shooters in the U.S. Military. He declined to participate in the Olympic team to focus on his family. In 1957, Jim won the distinguished marksman metal, the most coveted gold metal for shooting excellence. This coveted award is under the control of the Secretary of the Army.
Jim was an avid hunter, both small and big game. He also harvested most all North American big game animals.
Jim has a distain for funerals, and love of parties. There will be a celebration of life party in his honor that will be announced at a later date. Contact "Jimmy" or Greg for details.
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