James “Jim” F. Klippel

James “Jim” F. Klippel

James “Jim” F. Klippel, age 72, passed away at Agrace Hospice in Madison on Dec. 4, 2017 with his wife Janice at his side.

He was born in Milwaukee on Aug. 21, 1945 to the late Wallace and Kathleen (Lennon) Klippel. As a young man, Jim and his older brother Tom took the streetcar to the Hales Corner’s Speedway every Sunday to watch stock car racing.

Jim was a graduate of Wauwatosa High School, class of 1964. Following high school he served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. Following his service he returned to Wauwatosa to work with his father at Klippel’s Citgo.

Jim purchased the Texaco Station at 4810 E. Washington Ave. in Madison in 1975 and worked there until his retirement in 2000. He married Janice Moore on May 17, 1989 in Las Vegas, NV. Jim had a lifelong love of cars and helping friends work on their cars, he enjoyed camping, bowling, and traveling.

He is survived by his wife, Janice; 3 sister in-laws, Sue Klippel of Winter Garden, FL, Jill (Jim) Thompson of Trempeauleau, and Terri (Mary Winsch) of Gurnee, Il., other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Tom; and a great nephew, Nolan.

As per Jim’s wishes a party will be held at a later date.