Prof. Em James Thrams
Northwestern Preparatory School
Thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Prof. Em James Thrams has been called home to enjoy the victory won for him by our gracious Savior. Thanks be to the Lord for all the grace He gave to Prof. Thrams for 90 years on this earth and now in heaven. Thanks also for making Prof Thrams such a blessing to his family and so many others in sharing the message of our Savior with us all.
Rev. James A. Thrams, 90, of Watertown, passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2019.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 18, at 10 a.m. at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Watertown with Rev. Peter Wells officiating. Family and friends may gather at Hafemeister Funeral Home on Friday, May 17 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and at the church on Saturday, May 18 from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will take place at Lutheran Cemetery in Watertown. Memorials, if desired, may be directed to St. Mark's Lutheran Church, St. Mark's Lutheran School, Luther Preparatory School, Heritage Homes or Rainbow Hospice. Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com
James Albert Thrams was born on Sept. 24, 1928, to Walter and Margaret (nee Zier) Thrams in Watertown. On June 21, 1953, James married the former Lucille Huebner at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Watertown. He was a graduate of Northwestern Preparatory, Northwestern College and Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary School. James worked in Pastoral Ministry for 13 years at Grace Lutheran in Muskegon Heights, Michigan and St. Matthew's in Janesville. From 1966 to 1997, James taught as a professor at Northwestern Preparatory School.
He was a member of the St. Mark's Male Choir, St. Mark's Owls, and was on several boards at St. Mark's Lutheran Church. He was a faithful member of his church and devoted his life to the Lord. James enjoyed reading, stamp collecting, fishing with his sons, traveling, camping and gardening.
James is survived by his children, Jerome (Patti) Thrams of Concord, Linda (Rev. Mark) Sattler of Las Vegas, Nevada, David (Jane) Thrams of Mauston, Gregory (Elizabeth) Thrams of Watertown and Judith Thrams of Citrus Heights, California; grandchildren, Abigail Thrams, Marika Thrams, Taedra Thrams, Jennifer (John) Webber, Nichole (Fred) Baumgartner, Marcia (Denae) DuCharme, Melissa (Gregory) Wollin, Margaret (Mark) Crowley, Sarah (Justin) Messer, Andrew Thrams, James (Melissa) Thrams and Thomas (Kendalyn) Thrams; 22 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 61 years, Lucille Thrams; siblings-in-law, Mabel Kube, Dorothy Dobratz and Otto Huebner Jr.