James S. Garsombke, 51, Stevens Point, died Saturday, Oct. 30, 1999, under the care of Hospice of Portage County and his family, following a 27-month battle with cancer.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Stephen Catholic Church. The Rev. Dan Kozlowski will officiate.
Friends may call at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Pisarski/Dzikoski Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be designated to the Hospice of Portage County and to the University of Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Center in Madison.
Mr. Garsombke was born Oct. 3, 1948, in Milwaukee, a son of the late Raymond J. and Frances (Panacek) Garsombke. He grew up in Milwaukee and graduated from Don Bosco High School in 1966.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1969 to 1972. He served in the Vietnam War as a medic with the 169th Infantry Brigade of the 23rd Infantry Division from 1971 to 1972.
Mr. Garsombke graduated from UW-Milwaukee with a degree in accounting in 1976.
He was married to Jolie Marie Jaster on Feb. 19, 1977. They later divorced.
Mr. Garsombke worked in accounting at various printing and manufacturing companies in southern and central Wisconsin. He retired in 1997. He continued to volunteer for the Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers of Portage County in various roles until July 1999. He enjoyed fishing, deer hunting and gardening.
Besides his former wife, survivors include one daughter, Kate, Minneapolis; and one sister, Margaret (Frederick) Liss, Madison.