James Tiernan


James W. Tiernan of Cedarburg passed away at Aurora Medical Center in Grafton on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, at the age of 81 years.

James was born on Nov. 18, 1936, in Denver, the son of the late James H. Tiernan and the late Ione (nee Neal) Tiernan.  

He graduated from East High School in Denver with the Class of 1954.  

Prior to his graduation from high school, James met the love of his life, Mary Turner, while buying eggs from the Turner family.  They were united in marriage on Sept. 29, 1962, at St. John’s Catholic

Church in Loveland, Colo. Together their marriage was blessed with two children, Joseph and Elizabeth.

James attended Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo., and went on to work for Continental Airlines as an airplane mechanic, which led him to a long career with Continental Can Co. After many moves with his family, James was finally relocated to Cedarburg, where he worked as a supervisor until his retirement in 1988.

Upon his retirement, James then went on to work for M.W. Kasch Co. in Mequon, as well as Second Harvester in Milwaukee, and finally served his community driving for the Cedarburg Senior Center.  

James was very interested in his family genealogy and took on the task of finding his family roots. He spent countless hours researching the history of the Tiernan family.  Although he was a very active man, his true love was spending time with his beloved wife Mary.

James is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Mary Tiernan; children Joseph (Carol) Tiernan and Elizabeth (Daniel) Klein; and brother John (Donna) Tiernan.  

He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A celebration of Jame's life will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, at Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory in Cedarburg, with Chaplain Steve Harris presiding.  

Visitation will take place prior to the service from 2  until 4 p.m.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the charity of your choice.  

Please visit www.muellerfuneralhome.com to send online condolences to the Tiernan family.




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