James L. Getty

James L. Getty

James L. Getty, 78, of Jefferson, passed away Friday, February 3, 2017 at Alden Estates of Jefferson.

James was born on April 13, 1938 in Willows, CA son of the late Frederick and Margaret (Scott) Getty. He married Leah Melotte on May 8, 1992 in Fort Atkinson. She preceded him in death on May 11, 2012.

James served in the United States Army from August 7, 1956 to July 30, 1959 and was stationed in Germany. He was a very talented woodworker, making many very intricate wood carvings.

James is survived by his daughter, Lisa Farnsworth; grandchildren, Brianna, Tara, Aidan and Lorenzo; brother, Robert (Juliet) Getty; step children, Frank (Kim) Kirby, Karen (James) Vernon and Sharon Kirby and many step grand and great grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Marjorie Bezzone and Margaret Jean Peterson and brother, Frederick Getty.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Fort Atkinson with Father Andrew Hanyzewski celebrating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the church until time of service.

Memorials may be made to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.

The Dunlap Memorial Home in Fort Atkinson is assisting the family.