In Memory of James A Kromschroeder

Celebration of Life this summer

James Allen Kromschroeder, age 65, died Monday, February 15, 2021 at his home in Hudson, Wisconsin.

Jim was born to Roy and Lorraine (Priefer) Kromschroeder in St. Paul, on October 14, 1955. He grew up on the eastside of St. Paul and, after graduating from Harding High School, went on to serve in the United States Navy.

After retiring from 3M in 2002, Jim had more time to tend to his yard and tinker in his pole barn. On April 8, 2003, Jim was united in marriage to Susan Walther in Las Vegas, NV. The two enjoyed spending time with their family and six grandchildren.

Jim was all about friends, motorcycles, and custom cars, a passion which he dedicated much of his free time to. He loved the yearly pilgrimages to the Sturges Motorcycle Rally on one of his many Harleys, local bike runs, and other trips he took with his friends and family. When not on his bike, he enjoyed camping at Pike Bay on Cass Lake, a place he frequented both as a young man and later with his own family.

Jim will forever remain in the hearts his wife of 17 years, Susan; son, Nick (Jennifer) Kromschroeder; daughter, Alicia (Ryan) Bueckers; grandchildren: Abby, Skylar, Brey, Katie, RJ, and Gigi; brother, Jerry Kromschroeder; Sister Jan (Harry) Braaten and many nieces, nephews, friends, and extended family. Jim is preceded in death by his parents; and sister-in-law, Sherry Kromschroeder.

A Memorial Gathering and Celebration of Life will be held this summer when the motorcycles can hit the road. In the meantime, cards and memorials may be sent for the Kromschroeder family to the O’Connell Family Funeral Home, 520 S. 11th Street, Hudson, WI. 54016. 

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    • I grew up with Jim and shared countless adventures with him . Never a dull moment hanging out with ‘Krom’ ! Reflecting back now , I am amazed at how much our childhood and young adult friendship influenced my life . At a very early age Roy and Loraine took me in as part of the family, making their 6 th st home feel like a second home , sharing meals and bringing me along on Pike Bay camping trips. When I was 25 Loraine helped introduce me to Betsy, planting the seed that has grown into 40 years of happiness.
      I bought my first bike from Jim and was quickly hooked on touring, racking up some unforgettable rides with Betsy.
      Jim lived an exceptionally exciting life. I remember saying many times “ man, you need to write a book!”
      I hope you did.
      R.I.P. brother

    • Barb and I were shocked and saddened to hear about Jim. 20 years of working with Jim I always liked and respected him. So sorry for your loss Sue, your in our thoughts and prayers.

    • Sue and Jim are family to us. No words can express the loss of such a good friend, great person and we will always keep Jim near in our hearts with our many memories. We cherish the many trips and adventures we’ve shared together over the years. May God comfort you Sue. And may Jim be at peace in the arms of our Lord. We love you.
      Cathy and Ron

    • You were my little brother, Jimmy. I loved you. You were the original Wild Child who loved adventures and always lived life to the fullest. You will be missed by so very many friends and family. You have left a wonderful, lasting legacy in your blended family, and we will all live our lives for ourselves and for you. I will miss you,

    • I think my 1st recollection of him is when I was 11 years old up in Onamia at a softball tournament. Ended up hunting with him when I was 13 or 14 years old. Also worked with Him and Sue at 3M for 7-8 years. Still have a gun cabinet I bought from him in about 1997. He was a great guy the world is a lesser place without him in it. Rest in peace my friend!