James Gorst

James G. Gorst

Sunday, September 6th, 1959 - Tuesday, March 10th, 2020
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Age 60. Born into eternal life on March 10, 2020. Loving husband of Kim Schaffer. Beloved father of Ali Mrzljak, Luke (Emma) Gorst and Kyle Gorst. Dear son of Francis (the late Patricia) Gorst. Cherished brother of Ann (Glen) Wayer, Mike (Luanne) Gorst, and Mary Ellen (David) Richmond. Further survived by other family and many friends.

Graduate of "THE" UW. Member of Rotary Club of Springfield, MO and Springfield Regional Arts Council. He was also involved with Habitat For Humanity of Springfield. Jim was an avid sports fan particularly the Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin Badgers.

Jim loved to travel and enjoyed golf and riding his Harley. Never missed a Shot Call.

A memorial gathering will be held at the funeral home on Monday, March 16th from 3 to 6 PM. Memorial Service 6 PM.

IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, memorials to Rotary Club of Springfield, MO or Springfield Regional Arts Council.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, March 16th, 2020 | 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    Monday, March 16th, 2020 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    Hartson Funeral Home
    11111 West Janesville Road
    Hales Corners, WI 53130-2530
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Memorial Service

    Monday, March 16th, 2020 | 6:00pm
    Monday, March 16th, 2020 6:00pm
    Hartson Funeral Home
    11111 West Janesville Road
    Hales Corners, WI 53130-2530
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Nancy Booge

Posted at 04:10pm
I remember when I applied for my job at Foster Bank in 2007. Jim was the VP at the time, but I thought he was the Human Resources contact since he was the only person I spoke with before my interview.
When he first phoned me, I was making cookies and he asked me to bring some in with me for my interview, as a joke.
Well, I did bring cookies with me to my interview and he split one with the President of the bank and then put the rest in the kitchen for all of the staff.
It was such a memorable moment in my life.
He will be missed.

Steven Palm

Posted at 01:25pm
We are so saddened to hear of Jim's passing. He was the man who knew all the numbers, he knew our special dates better than we remembered them. We always looked forward to having him come back to Arizona and see him zipping by on his atv or golf cart. He was a great neighbor and friend. He had a great smile that lit up the room. The last time he was in town we stopped by his house and proudly showed us memorabilia room and let Louie, our 2 year old son, wear his beloved Packers helmet. We will miss his texts and emails on our birthdays and anniversaries, that infectious laugh, and the beautiful soul Jim was. Rest in peace dear neighbor, we love you. The Palms.

Gerry Nonn

Posted at 02:19pm
To the Family of Francis, Patsy, Ann, Mike and Ellen, I am so shocked and saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Jim Bob. We were inseparable as teenagers and high schoolers and I spent a ton of time with Francis and Pat as they treated me like a son. Jim Bob was alway a person that I would consider a great friend. We would text and send birthday wishes and stayed connected via social media. We were brothers and we always had each others back. Since I received the call from my family about Jim's passing it has been really hard on me. I feel like I have lost a part of me with Jim Bob being gone. I know he is in heaven with Patsy and my mom and dad. I will forever cherish the great memoiries we built at St Francis and in Middleton High School and I will always miss a GRREAT friend in Jim Bob. May you rest in eternal peace and I will be hear to honor your Legacy. Love you Man and will miss you. God Bless from Mary Anne and Gerry Nonn in Rochester

Melissa Adler

Posted at 12:55pm
Dear Kim and Family,
Jim recently joined the Library Foundation board and he was all in -- he brought curiosity, energy and humor to his new position. Although I knew him for a short time my heart is heavy. He always made me laugh, and I enjoyed talking Packers with him. I'm so sorry. He will be missed at the library. Melissa Adler, Springfield-Greene County Library District

Larry Peterson

Posted at 02:13pm
I only knew Jim a short time but was proud to call him a friend. He was a strong supporter and volunteer for Habitat for Humanity of
Springfield, MO and his spirit and energy will be missed. Blessings and prayers to his family and all who knew him.

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