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James "Jim" "Lubo" Tofari

February 29, 1964 - March 26, 2017

James "Jim" "Lubo" Tofari Jr., age 53, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 26, 2017, from a heart attack.
Jim was one hell of a husband, father, grandpa, and friend. He enjoyed helping his wife and kids with their never ending projects they had lined up for him, going on his Sunday senior citizen' runs, hunting with his son, spending time with his grandkids, and riding his Harley and Mustang. He was deeply involved with the union at Oshkosh Truck. He always had his union brother's backs. His daughter and grandson referred to Jim as their Superman'; there was nothing this man couldn't do. Jim will forever be watching from above.
Jim is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Tofari; children, Tony (Alicia) Tofari, Kayla Tofari (fiancé, Matt); grandchildren, Mason Tofari, Josephine Tofari; mother, Donna Tofari; sisters, Shelley (Greg) Papenfuss, Debbie (Frank) Miner; and grandmother, Geri Tofari.
A private memorial service for Jim was held with family, per his wishes, on Saturday, April 1, 2017. A separate celebration of Jim's life for his union brothers and sisters will be held at the Local UAW 578 Union Hall located on 2920 Oregon St. Oshkosh, WI on Friday, April 7, 2017, from 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Jim's name for the Redgranite Area Fire District Rescue Fund.
A special thank you to the Village of Redgranite Fire & Rescue Department for all their efforts and to Mueller Funeral Home in Winneconne, WI for assisting with all the arrangements.
If you wish please submit online condolences to muellerfuneralhomeinc.com.

"Meeting Adjourned."


Stacy Sorenson Resop wrote on April 11, 2017
Beth you have my sincere sympathy with the passing of your husband.

Bob Davis wrote on April 5, 2017
Beth and family, I'm so terribly sorry for your loss. Jim was a great man, I'm thankful that I had the opportunity to get to know him and spend time with him and your family. God Bless.

Tim and Julie Schissel wrote on April 2, 2017
We met Jim through scouting.He was always willing to help out. At our Haunted hayrides he loved giving the older scouts( the ones to old to scare) the last ride. As they would scream he would bust a gut laughing. He will be missed.

Sarah Semrow wrote on April 1, 2017
Sorry for your loss. Praying for His comfort in your life. dFrom the obituary I find Your brother was passionate for embracing life; through the love of his family, coworkers and community. Unfortunately, I didn't know him, celebrate not that he died but lived passionately.

Allan krohn wrote on April 1, 2017
There will no one like Jim again his humor his friendship. Jim will always be in our hearts and minds for ever. Part of me left when God took him from us. He was a true friend

Jami Lewis and family wrote on March 31, 2017
My prayers and thoughts are with your family during this time of the unexpected loss of your husband, father and grandfather. His journey here has ended but a new one has begun, watching over his beloved family from above.

Joe and Patti Knudson wrote on March 31, 2017
Our sympathy to the Tofari family. We knew Jim through Cub Scouts. When we would go to a scout activity Jim was the biggest kid in the group and made these outings a fun time for both the kids and adults.

Cathy Carlson wrote on March 30, 2017
Lubo you will be greatly missed by so many. You helped me more than anyone. My prayers and thoughts go out to Beth and the whole family .This is so so sad much love to Tofari Family and many many HUGS.May he rest in peace and watch over his family .

James R Groh wrote on March 30, 2017
Jim was my best friend at work. He helped out a lot of people at work and in the union. One of the wisest person I've ever known .Always good advice and a good laugh. He always gave real and honest answers in the union and otherwise . He enjoyed helping people all the time . We had good Conversations almost daily . I'm going to miss you my brother see you in heaven =O=M

Janet Van Epps wrote on March 30, 2017
My thoughts and prayers are with Jim's family! May our loving God envelope all of you in His arms as you journey from grief to grace. Call on the Holy Spirit for strength and comfort and lean on those of us who know and love this family. Grieve as your soul guides you at your own time and pace! Also, remember what we read in Matthew that includes the Beatitudes, "Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted." BTW Harley riders like my father are in Heaven ready to ride with Jim! Fondly, Janet Van Epps Portage, WI

Chief Steward Sanchez wrote on March 30, 2017
I would follow this man to the ends of the Earth, I can't begin to tell you how much this guy meant to me. I am without words to describe the feelings I have right now. Jim you will not be forgotten my brother.

Michael Engel wrote on March 30, 2017
Whenever I had a problem with joint jobs Jim always said he remembered me.

James R Groh wrote on March 30, 2017
Jim was my best friend at work. He helped out a lot of people at work and in the union. One of the wisest person I've ever known .Always good advice and a good laugh. He always gave real and honest answers in the union and otherwise . He enjoyed helping people all the time . We had good Conversations almost daily . I'm going to miss you my brother see you in heaven =O=M

Susie Evans Clutter & whole Evans Family wrote on March 30, 2017
Prayers are with you all. God is there for you. Run to him. Heaven and hell are real. Our days are numbered. Blessings to all of you. My whole family sends their love. Susie

Rick Reinke wrote on March 30, 2017
Your going to be missed by so many...R.I.P Jim

Dana (Teske) Thomas wrote on March 30, 2017
He was always a nice guy to me in High School. So sorry for the families loss! Rip Jim!

Karly Schwalbach wrote on March 30, 2017
Lubo was one of the best people to work with and serve with. He will be truly and deeply missed.

Gary Schackow wrote on March 30, 2017
Lubo is missed dearly by membership and will be missed forever by me. Stay strong I love ya all.

Emilio wrote on March 30, 2017
Please accept my sincere condolences during this time of grief. My hope is that the words of Christ Jesus be of comfort, when he stated that "the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out" (John 5: 28, 29). We can also take comfort in God's personal promise to "wipe out every tear" and that soon, even "death will be no more" (Revelation 21: 4).

Mike Roeming family wrote on March 30, 2017
Deepest sympathy to the Tofari family for the loss of your wonderful husband, father and grandfather. We are sad for the sudden loss of your loved one, our neighbor and friend.


 
 
 
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