James Gorst

James G. Gorst

Sunday, September 6th, 1959 - Tuesday, March 10th, 2020
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of James Gorst, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of James Gorst

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question / comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.


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.
Read Less

To plant a memorial tree in honor of James G. Gorst, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Service Details

  • 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


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of James here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

No video recorded.

Private Condolence
Plant a Tree in Memory of James
0 trees have been planted in memory of James G. Gorst

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.

Diane Gadzalinski

Posted at 01:15pm
Uncle Jim was a kind and compassionate person. He was always concerned about taking care of others and he never missed reaching out to you on your birthday or anniversary. We were blessed to have him in our lives and are grateful for the laughter and fun times. The world was truly a better place with Uncle Jim in it and he has left it a better place through his kindness and generosity. His love for my Aunt Kim was unconditional and inspiring. We love you and will miss you dearly, Uncle Jim. You will remain forever in our hearts and memories.
Love you, Rick & Diane

Debbie Meier

Posted at 09:02am
Class of 1977 - Middleton High School - We send our Sympathy to the families of Jim!

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each
Share by: