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James Kerwin Catlin

Died: April 28, 2023

Jim was born in Chicago to John and Joan Catlin June 15, 1944. He spent his formative years in Neenah, WI and Ft.Lauderdale, FL. After graduating from Milbrook School in 1962, Jim enrolled at Yale University studying physics and majoring in economics. He graduated Summa Cum Laude in 1966. He was a member of Calhoun College and was on their sailing team and crew.

Jim was a Specialist in the U. S. Army from 1969‐1971. Shortly thereafter, he met his wife Carol, the love of his life . He entered professional life thriving as a manager and special project manager in the family paper companies. His obituary noted that he had more hobbies than can be reasonably counted including jazz guitar, wind surfing, downhill skiing, racing sailboats (and ice boats), canoeing through the grizzly bear-infested wilderness of Canada, learning Spanish and donating his time to many charitable causes. He served on the boards of Mt. Tabor, Global Outreach, The Washington Island Rec Center and the Washington Island Foundation. He was an executive member of TEC and also volunteered at Leaven. Many more non‐profits, faith‐based organizations and individuals‐in ‐need found a wellspring in Jim’s kindness. In addition to all of his various hobbies, sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, rowing, skiing, he made time to give help to missions in Mexico and Nicaragua. He helped build radio stations, churches, farms and was henceforth requested to be known as Santiago.

Jim is survived by his wife Carol; his children Morgan (Niki), Clance (Lindsay) and William (Geneva); grandchildren Camden, Graysen, Noelle, Hugh, Jack and Theodore. He is survived by 3 brothers and their wives and 2 sisters, nieces and nephews and many cousins, and exchange students.

— Howard Moffett