James Thomas Rork

Jim Rork

Jim Rork

James Thomas Rork passed away on 5/14/23 at 7:38am of natural causes.

He was born in Racine on June the 27, 1937, and lived much of his adult life in the State of Wisconsin which he loved.

He attended San Diego State College in 1959 and on through the middle 60s where he earned both a bachelors and a masters degree. In the music department he met three other singers and formed a vocal quartet who traveled and performed successfully as the Townsmen.

During that same time, he also served our country in the Marine Corps Reserves.

His Professional career focused on helping others as both a probation officer and the Supervisor for the Social Work Department serving the County, he lived in.

From a hobby perspective his passion was music both writing and playing his guitar. A close second of course was watching and rooting for the Green Bay Packers.

Jim will be missed by his family in more ways than can be expressed, but we know he is now at peace which gives us all reason to rejoice.

He is survived by his wife Sharon who he was blissfully married to for over 29 years, Son Billy (Wife Lisa), Stepdaughter Jennifer, Stepson Christopher, and Brother Gary.

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  1. Dawn R Wrasse says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you mourn the loss of Jim, wonderful man, always a smile on his face, songs to play and sing..he will be truly missed,
    May God bless you 🙏.
    Much Love
    P.S. I gave the Bear a HUG 🫂

  2. Laurel Falash says:

    He was a dedicated man in his profession. Enjoyed working with him back in the day. May he rest in peace.

  3. Mary & Ross Moore says:

    Sharon & Family you are all in my prayers . May you cherish the memories of Jim. He has touched many lives. Hugs.

  4. Judith Courtney says:

    Sending hugs and prayers for you and yours. So sorry for your loss, Sharon❤️

  5. Bob and Janis Cada says:

    We’re sorry for your loss, Sharon. We both enjoyed working with Jim when he was a Social Worker for Adams County. Peace. Love and comfort to you ❤️

  6. Sue Moran says:

    Sharon so sorry for you & your families loss. Prayers for comfort & peace during this difficult time.

  7. Charles Page says:

    Sharon. My sweet sweet lady i am so sorry for your loss if i can do anything for you please reach out i will do my best to help. he was a good man love by all that knew him. he will be missed. love you and again my phone is on most of the time.

  8. Tammy A Pieper says:

    Sharon I give you my condolences. I am so sorry he was a great man. I really enjoyed that he was my boss. He will be missed dearly. God bless you at this most sorrowful time.

  9. Dennis McFarlin says:

    My thoughts are with you Sharon.