James "Jim" Weinreich, 68, of Burlington died Sunday, January 6, 2019 at Great River Medical Center.
Born December 15, 1950 in Burlington he was the son of Leslie C. and Madelon (Reid) Weinreich.
He worked as a truck driver for Golden Furrow Fertilizer.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting and attending auctions. He was a 42 year member of "The Chosen Few.
Survivors include five sisters; Kathy Thomson, Linda Weinreich, Peggy Huggins, Diane Gonzales and Lani Hind; three brothers, Dean Weinreich, Dan Weinreich and Niki Hind; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister Connie, one brother Chuck and his brothers from "The Chosen Few".
A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Inurnment will be held in North Walker Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established.
According to his wishes, cremation has been accorded and entrusted to Lunning Chapel.
"I am honored that the nickname ,Turtle, I gave you so many decades ago stuck with you until the end. It was around 1970 or so. A bunch of us got together at my parents' house. I noticed the slow, steady deliberate pace when you walked as well as your head bobbing. That reminded me of a turtle. I mentioned it and everyone loved it. I am duly honored to have known you. I remember you as such a likable guy. In fact, everyone liked you. You were very social and always a true friend to everyone. May your spirit fly high, Turtle, as you shed your shell and spread your wings. You now remind me of a noble bird. RIP. "
"Alot of good memories u will be missed R.I.P "
"Uncle Jim, I remember going to our family reunions and as soon as I got there we would take off on your chopper. I loved riding with you and will never forget it. I love you and will miss you., your niece, Becky. "
"I'm glad I was lucky to have known you. RIP"
"RIP Jim You were a good friend."
"Lots of memories hanging out at the Weinreich family home on Hillary Street. Sorry for the families loss.
"RIP Turtle! You were a good friend. I will surely miss you. Until we meet again...."
"Prayers for the family RIP Jim"
"So many good memories!? my condolances and love to the family. You shall truely be missed.???"
"Turtle, You always made me feel like I was part of the Maple Leaf family. I always enjoyed seeing you there and chatting with you R.I.P. Ride on Bro. "
"You was a great friend and a confedaught to me.im gonna miss you alot.may God bless you and your family.
Love your friend always