James N. Egle died peacefully in Centennial, Colorado, surrounded by his family after receiving the Catholic Sacraments of the Sick. He was 84.
Born in Molitor, Wisconsin, on April 19, 1934, to Hugo and Susan (Zirngibl) Egle. Jimmy is survived by his sisters Jeanette (Jim) Gehrig and Patsy Helmert, and his brother Dale (Eileen) Egle as well as many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Jim’s large family survives him. His children are: Allen Egle, Cindy (Gene) Bockenstedt, Gene Egle, Mary (Scott) Wilson, Ann (Ray) Young, Tim (Catherine) Egle, Tom (Tamara Browne) Egle, Dan (Kathy) Egle and stepson Dustin Trent. He also leaves 15 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
Jim was married twice and is survived by Jane (Kalmon) Egle. Kelly (Trent) Egle proceeded him in death.
James Egle joined the Marine Corps and served in Korea. He also served the City of Littleton as a police officer and remained a reserve officer for years. His long standing business was Littleton Foreign Cars. Jim is a lifetime Elks member. Volunteering at Trumbull Fire Department as their Chief, filled his later years. Jim served as an usher both at St. Mary’s and All Souls Catholic Churches. He earned many awards and a business degree. Jim Egle leaves us after a lifetime of service.
But mostly, he was interested in people, his family, and friends.
He enjoyed camping, four wheeling and fishing on many trips to the Colorado mountains. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting especially for deer and elk, and sharing those adventures with his sons and buddies. Jim was an automotive enthusiast, very mechanically minded. He specialized in Volkswagens and other foreign cars. He was a Figure 8 stock car driver. Jim excelled at bowling. He was also a Sharpshooter in the Service. And he was a very fast runner when he was young.
James Egle was a strong man both physically and mentally.
He lived independently until his passing from congestive heart and kidney diseases. Knowing there would be no more hunting trips was hard on him. He was the fun, exciting, lucky, always ready to go, never tired type of guy. And, there were those great blue eyes. Family and friends will miss him greatly. Now God has called him home.
Rosary and Visitation Drinkwine Family Mortuary 7:00pm Tuesday, December 18, 2018. Reception following Cindy and Gene Bockenstedt’s
Funeral Mass All Souls Catholic Church 11:30am Wednesday, December 19, 2018. Reception Lunch follows
Interment Ft. Logan National Cemetery 2:15pm Wednesday, December 19, 2018 Staging Area C Gathering following Littleton Elks Club
Flowers or Contributions: All Souls Catholic Church, Carmelite Monastery, Help a child with their trade school or college fund, or just be of service to another.