James Frank Jamnik

Date of Birth

March 5, 1944

Date of Death

September 16, 2022

City of Death

Santa Barbara CA 93101

“Jelly” was born in Sheboygan, WI and moved to Santa Barbara in 1978. He was a lifelong “car guy” with a passion for muscle cars and owned his own body shop in Johnsonville, WI before moving to Santa Barbara. He loved animals and usually could be found with the garage door open, working on whatever classic car he was restoring, with a faithful Labrador Retriever by his side.

He leaves his wife of 40 years, Joanne, his daughter Sherry Beall of Aliso Viejo, his sister Vicki Koenig of Sheboygan, WI, his 2 granddaughters, Kendall and Grace, a great grandson, Jackson and several nieces. He was preceded in death by his beloved daughter, Wendy, in 2019. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022 at 1 pm at 611 Mulberry Ave. Santa Barbara CA 93101. The family wishes to thank the staff, doctors, nurses and caregivers at Oak Cottage, Santa Barbara, for their kind and compassionate care.


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