James “Jimmy” T. O’Keefe, Jr.

PORTAGE – James “Jimmy” T. O’Keefe, Jr., age 85, of Portage, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 23, 2023, at Divine Rehabilitation and Nursing in Lodi.

Jimmy was born on June 13, 1938, near Briggsville, the son of James P. and Margaret (Lynch) O’Keefe.  He served his country with the U.S. Navy.  Jimmy was retired from Spartech in 2003, after many years of service.  He drove school bus and was a frequent walker at Walmart.  Jimmy was a Boy Scout Leader for 25 years.  He was very proud of his Irish Heritage and enjoyed watching the Packers and Badgers.  Jimmy was a long-time member of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Portage. 

He is survived by his many cousins, other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters, Alice M. O’Keefe and Kathleen A. O’Keefe, and a brother, Robert, in infancy.  

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 2, 2023, at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Portage, with Fr. Joji Reddy Thirumalareddy presiding. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery in Briggsville, (with military honors provided by Briggsville and Portage Area Veterans Honor Guard). Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Monday at the church.

Pflanz Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage is assisting the family.