James Aerts

Male 1917 - 2007  (90 years)


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  • Name James Aerts 
    Born 13 Apr 1917  Green Bay, Brown, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 May 2007 
    Buried Mount Calvary Cemetery, DePere, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I56689  Little Chute Genealogy
    Last Modified 18 May 2007 

    Father Frank Aerts,   b. 12 Dec 1887,   d. 09 Apr 1973, DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Rose Thomas,   b. 22 Nov 1886,   d. 25 Jan 1959  (Age 72 years) 
    Family ID F56583  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Florence Kolb,   b. 20 Oct 1919, DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1979, DePere, Brown Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 16 Sep 1939 
    Children 
     1. Jamie Ann Aerts
     2. Amy Aerts
     3. Suzanne Aerts
    Last Modified 21 Jul 2022 
    Family ID F20765  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Dorothy Roe 
    Last Modified 21 Jul 2022 
    Family ID F56588  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • May 18, 2007

      Aerts, James James Aerts 90, died on May 16, 2007, after a short illness.

      James was born on April 13, 1917, in Green Bay, to Rose (Thomas) and Frank Aerts.

      He married Florence Kolb on Sept. 16, 1939 and she preceded him in death on April 30, 1979.

      Jim had a long career in law enforcement, rising in the ranks of the De Pere Police Department to assistant chief of police. He graduated from the FBI National Academy in 1962 and received his degree from President John F. Kennedy. From 1963 to 1981 he served as director of security at St. Norbert College. In addition to his career in law enforcement, Jim was a trained and talented stone mason, who turned this into a full-time career after his retirement. He served in the U.S. Air Force.

      Jim was also a talented musician. He played clarinet with the Chicago Junior Symphony, the U.S. Navy Band, Green Bay City Band and was one of the original members of the Packer Lumberjack Band. He served two terms as a member of the De Pere City Council.

      Jim was an avid Packers fan. For 60 years, he attended all home games, and in later years followed the team to almost every stadium in the country.

      He is survived by two daughters, Jamie (David) McGuire, Amy (Scott) Sorenson and a son-in-law, Joseph Hoffman; six grandchildren, Stephanie (Michael) Hawley, Shaun (Aaron) Olejniczak, Patrick Thomas, Brianna McGuire, Bridgette McGuire, Lauren Hoffman; and three great-grandchildren.

      He was preceded in death by his second wife, Dorothy (Roe) Aerts; daughter, Suzanne (Aerts) Hoffman; son-in-law, Steven Thomas; and nine brothers and sisters.

      Gathering time for family and friends will be Sunday, May 20, 2007, at 2 p.m. at Old St. Joseph Catholic Church on the St. Norbert College campus until the Mass of Christian Burial at 3 p.m., Rev. James Baraniak, O. Praem. officiating. Burial will take place at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in De Pere. Cotter Funeral Home, De Pere, is assisting the family.