James Elder

Mr. James O. Elder passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, July 17, 2021, in Illinois with his family at his side. Beloved husband of Shirley A. Metcalf-Elder. Loving father of Dawn (Ronnie) Spencer. Proud and devoted grandfather of Quinton Spencer and Brandon Spencer. Dear brother of Irie Jean Priced, Maria N. Jones, and Mitri L. Licieur. James will be missed and remembered by generations of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many, many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Otis and Nonia Elder; and his sisters, Barbara Nalls and Michelle Elder.


James retired from Quad Graphics after a long career in management. He was an avid golfer. James was a mentor to many young people as he encouraged a good work ethic and education.


Visitation at Krause Funeral Home, 7001 West Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Saturday, July 24, 2021, from 11:00 AM until time of sharing memories at 2:00 PM.

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