James I. "Jim" Althouse Sr.

June 6, 1943 - June 2, 2021
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James I. Althouse, Sr., 77, of Womelsdorf, passed away June 2, 2021, at 3:47 PM in Elmcroft at Reading where he was a guest.

He was the husband of the late Patricia E. (Gricoskie) Althouse who passed away March 18, 2019. They celebrated 55 years of marriage prior to her passing. Born in Maidencreek Twp., he was a son of the late Russell E. Yoder and Doris E. (Althouse) Wink and stepson of the late Robert “Pop” Wink.

Jim was the former owner/operator of the Jim Althouse Garage, Glenside, which is now operated by his son Jim, Jr. He retired in 2003. A 1961 graduate of Fleetwood High School, he was a member of Zion U.C.C., Fleetwood and was an avid golfer and Nascar fan.

He is survived by his children – James I. Althouse, Jr, husband of Sheryl L., Wernersville, Kim Ann wife of Christopher Wilson, Sinking Spring, Jennifer Lynn wife of David Zielinski, Shillington, his sisters – Carol wife of Robert Kolb, Blandon, Gloria wife of Larry Timmins, Fleetwood, his grandchildren – Samantha wife of Jonn Essig, Jessica Seisler, Madison Seisler, US Army Sgt. Thomas-James Wilson, Dalton Wilson, Adrienne Althouse, Taylor Althouse, Megan Zielinski and his great granddaughters – Kinsley O’Rourke and Madelynn Shefter. In addition to his parents and wife, he is predeceased by his siblings – Sandra Bagenstose, Linda Fatkin and Rick Yoder.

Visitation will be held at the Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., One East Lancaster Ave., Shillington on Saturday, June 5, 2021, from 3:00-5:00 PM followed by his Celebration of Life service beginning at 5:00 PM. The Rev. Mary Etta Mest, pastor of Zion U.C.C., Womelsdorf, will officiate. Interment will be private. Please remember Jim by contributing to the Parkinson’s Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018 (parkinson.org) or the PAN Foundation, P.O. Box 76408, Baltimore, MD, 21275 (donate.panfoundation.org). www.kleefuneralhome.com

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Date: Saturday, June 5, 2021

Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.


One East Lancaster Avenue
Shillington, PA 19607

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Service Information

Date: Saturday, June 5, 2021

Time: 5:00 pm

Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.


One East Lancaster Avenue
Shillington, PA 19607

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Officiated by Reverend Mary Etta Mest

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Parkinson's Foundation

1359 Broadway
Suite 1509
New York, NY 10018
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PAN Foundation

P.O. Box 76408
Baltimore, MD 21275
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Born: June 6, 1943
Died: June 2, 2021

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Anne Waldron posted on 6/4/21

We shared allot of great memories through the years. You were one of the nicest men I ever met. I know you’ll be happy now with Patty Lu. You wanted to be with her from the day she passed away. Many people loved you and will miss you but I know in my heart you’ll Rest In Peace now. God bless!


Bob and Cheryl Trauger posted on 6/3/21

Our deepest condolences to Jimmy's children. We feel your sorrow and emptiness during this difficult time. Your dad was a wonderful man and we will so miss the opportunity to connect with him during trips to Pennsylvania. He had such a wonderful smile and a great sense of humor. Your mom and dad are overjoyed at being able to be together again with Jesus. Love, hugs and prayers. Bob and Cheryl Trauger


Rosie Unger posted on 6/3/21

So very sorry for your loss may your memories bring you comfort. Prayers for your family