James William was born in Granville on May 5, 1932, son of William and Esther (Moths) Pipkorn.
He was a 1950 graduate of Rufus King High School in Milwaukee.
On June 22, 1985, he married Janet Harris at Divine Redeemer Church in Hartland. He owned and operated Line Tone Litho and later worked for Miller Graphics.
Jim was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Watertown. He enjoyed golfing, tennis, traveling, bird watching and was a Packer and Badger fan.
Survivors include his wife, Janet of Watertown; his six children, Lori (Trent) Zimmerman of Waukesha; Gary (Kathy) Pipkorn of Atlanta, GA; Dennis (Wendi) Pipkorn of Hartland; Ron Pipkorn of Oconomowoc; Jennifer Blaszkowski of Mukwonago; Kim (Andy) Reed of Bayview; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; three sisters, Audrey deJesus of Hayward, CA; Lois (Charles) Robinson of Knoxville TN; Arlynn (Rudy) Joaquin of Beach Park, IL; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents and a sister.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 26th at noon at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Watertown with the Rev. David Groth officiating. A visitation for relatives and friends will be held at the church on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will be on Friday at 1 p.m. at Graceland Cemetery in Milwaukee.
Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.