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James Maricque - Departed on Dec 30, 2017 - Green Bay, Wisconsin
James Maricque - Departed on Dec 30, 2017 - Green Bay, Wisconsin

James Maricque

Born in Green Bay, Wisconsin on Nov 23, 1926

Died on Dec 30, 2017 and resided in Green Bay, Wisconsin

James “Jim” Maricque, 91, Green Bay resident, died unexpectedly Saturday, December 30, 2017 at his home. He was born November 23, 1926, in Green Bay to the late William and Ruth (Flavion) Maricque. Jim served in the US Navy from 1944 until his honorable discharge in 1946. He married the former Mary Jean Burkard on May 5, 1951 at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral. She preceded him in death on September 26, 2014 following 63 years of marriage. Following Jim’s return from service he began a lifetime career in the commercial fishing business. In 1959, Jim and his brother Bob incorporated Maricque’s Fishing Company with Maricque’s Bar, which continues to operate to this day. Jim was appointed to the Great Lakes Fishing Commission under then Governor Patrick Lucy and remained active on the commission through Governor Tommy Thompsons term. Jim had a work ethic that was admired by many. He worked on the boat, took care of the catch and finished many days in the kitchen or behind the bar. He was known for his sharp wit, his expertise in mixing a drink and was never known to tell a story twice. When the kids were young he coached little league baseball for the Wednesday Noon Optimist Club and was an active member at St. Mary of the Angels Parish where he remained a member. As a local business man Jim was active in the community in various capacities supporting Green Bay.

 He is survived by his five children: Steven (Janelle) Maricque, Green Bay; Renee (Steve Gillis) Maricque, Oceanside, CA; Jamie (Carolyn) Maricque; Craig (Lisa) Maricque, all Green Bay and Nicole (Joe) Burley, Vandalia, OH; thirteen grandchildren: Brett (Vanity) Maricque, Jenna Maricque, Marlee (Nick) Schlief, Ethan (Brianna) Mollet, Sam Boyd, Audrey Maricque, Lindsey Maricque, Creighton Maricque, Carly Maricque, Cullen (Meredith) Maricque, Tyler Burley, Alyssa Burley and Elaina Burley; six great grandchildren: Trae, Amiyah, Aaliyah, Joshua, Madelyn and Briella and his sister, Maxine Kinnard, Green Bay.

 He was preceded in death by his brother Bob (Betty) Maricque and his brother-in-law Arnie Kinnard.

 Friends may call at the Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St. from 4:00-7:15 pm Thursday with a parish wake service ending the visitation at 7:15 pm. Visitation will continue after 10:00 am Friday at St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Church, 645 S. Irwin Ave. until time of Mass. Funeral Mass at 11:00 am Friday at the church with Fr. Anthony Cirignani OFM officiating. Entombment in the Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. Online condolences may be sent to the Maricque family at www.prokowall.com. In lieu of floral expressions a memorial fund has been established in Jim’s name.

 Jim’s family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the Green Bay Metro Fire Department and the Green Bay Police Department for their quick response and compassion shown to Jim’s family.


Parish Wake Service: Thursday Jan 4, 2018, 7:15 pm at Proko-Wall Funeral Home

Visitation: Thursday Jan 4, 2018, 4:00-7:15 pm at Proko-Wall Funeral Home

Funeral Mass: Friday Jan 5, 2018, 11:00 am at St. Mary of the Angels

Visitation: Friday Jan 5, 2018, 10:00-11:00 am at St. Mary of the Angels

Served by Proko-Wall Funeral Director: Bob Walczyk Jr

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