In Memory

James Tenuta - Class Of 1965

James Tenuta

James E. Tenuta

Oct 31, 1947 – Dec 23, 2018




James E. Tenuta, 71, passed away at Froedtert South-St. Catherine’s on Sunday, December 23, 2018, Jim was born in Kenosha on October 31, 1947, the son of Ernest and Joyce (nee: Sonquist) Tenuta.

Jim was a 1965 graduate of St. Joseph High School. On October 9, 1976, in St. Rita Catholic Church, he was united in marriage to Karen Stadther, who preceded him in death on June 21, 2007.  He was employed by the Holiday Inn Corporation for several years in Tennessee as Food Manager. After returning to Kenosha he was employed as an insurance agent with several agencies including A.B. Schmitz. Jim was also employed by Lakeside Steel Mfg. Jim was an avid golfer and enjoyed cooking.

Surviving are his parents, Ernie and Joyce; brother, Jeff Tenuta, all of Kenosha; brother-in-law, Bill Rasmus, of Santa Monica, CA; niece, Jackie Tenuta; nephews, Christopher and Cody Rasmus; uncle, Emil Tenuta; aunt, Carmella Rende; and special friend, Agnes “Sam” Vaughn. Jim was also preceded in death by his sister, Kathleen T. Rasmus M.D., uncles, Frank, and Jack Tenuta, and Gerald Sonquist.