James E. Gettelman 1954 – 2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of fellow club member Jim Gettelman. Jim passed away on Thursday, August 22nd at the age of 65. Jim was a founding member of WARCI.

Bob Evans (Left) and Jim Gettelman (Right) in June 1997

For years, Jim could be counted on to supply various radio parts, including hard to find knobs. Jim also served as club Treasurer for several years.

Jim oversees a cache of tubes
Ralph (Left), Jim Gettelman (Center), and Steve (Right)

Jim was raised and resided in Menomonee Falls. He was a retired Pharmacist. Jim enjoyed spending time hunting for Native American arrowheads in local farm fields and collecting and fixing antique radios. He restored hundreds of radios over the years and proudly displayed them in his workshop.

Jim was also passionate about antique John Deer tractors and restored two of them to working order. One of his favorite things to do with the tractors was to drive them to the annual engine show in Sussex.

A private gathering will be held for family.

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