James Allen Wisner

January 6, 1940 - January 11, 2022

James Allen Wisner, 82, died at his residence in Plano, Texas on January 11, 2022. 

Born on January 6, 1940, in Milwaukee, WI, he was the youngest sibling of six children. He graduated High School in 1957 at St. Francis Seminary in Milwaukee, WI. He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1961, and served active duty for 3 years. He qualified for the “Silent Service”, and became a submariner and earned his coveted “Dolphins”. Stationed in Groton, CT, he was deployed to the Mediterranean and several points around. James loved his country and was proud to serve in the Navy like his father and brother Nick. He was honorably discharged achieving the rank of FTG2 (E-5). He was passionate about submarines. After serving in the US Navy, in 1965, he graduated Milwaukee Vocational Technical & Adults Schools and received a diploma in Electronics, Radio and Television Servicing. In 1967, James started working for International Business Machines in Chicago, Il. Like the saying goes amongst IBM’ers, IBM stands for “I’m Being Moved” or “I’ve Been Moved”. IBM moved James and his family to Endicott, NY for approximately three years and finally moved down to DFW Metroplex landing in Flower Mound, Texas.  James retired in January 1995, after 28+ years with IBM.  Retirement would be short-lived as he did not have a “do nothing box”, so he went back to work for DocuCorp putting in several more years of fixing customers’ machines over the phone. He took a second chance at retirement from DocuCorp. Again, that would be short-lived and this time James tried his hand at something completely different.  He became a Commissioned Security Officer and worked for several more years at Trinity Armored Services, before finally retiring for good in 2019. He loved and provided for his family. James was a devoted husband to Diane, and great father to his sons. He liked to make puns, and often got into “pun- wars”. James was a devout Christian having a personal relationship with his Lord and Savior. We will always keep you in our hearts. You will be missed dearly Dad, Granddad, Uncle, Cousin, Friend! 
     Dad, may you have “Fair Winds and Following Seas”.

Survivors include David L. Wisner [Son] of Fort Worth, TX; Matthew J. Wisner [Son] of Little Elm, TX and Carrie (Martin) daughter-in-law, Ethan English, Jordan, William {grandchildren}; Nicholas J. Wisner [Son] of Lewisville, TX and Marlena (Bennett) daughter-in-law, Jalen and Avary {grandchildren} and Jason A. Wisner [Son] of Spokane, WA.  He will be missed by his cousins, nieces and nephews.  He will also be missed by his close companion and friend Jeanne Nowak. James was preceded in death by his parents Nicholas and Joan; brothers Edwin and Nicholas, sisters; Florence, Joan and Janice.  James was also preceded in death by his former wife of forty-two years Diane L. Rades.

The Memorial and Burial Services will be held at 10:15 am, Monday, February 7, 2022 at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy, Dallas, TX, 75211.   {
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One condolence on “James Allen Wisner”

M Wisner says:

Our family will miss you deeply but comforted to know you are in heaven. In a wonderful, peaceful, loving place with no more pain from COPD and A-Fib and free from fears of Covid. We know you are rejoicing with your loved ones gone on before you. Thank you for leaving a legacy of love, patience and faith for your sons, grandchildren and I can look up to. RIP dear father-in-law, God bless!

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