James J. Sima, 51, of Brookfield, died on July 9, 2016. 

Mr. Sima worked as a sales agent for Stone Wheel in Willowbrook and was a former paid-on-call firefighter with the Brookfield Fire Department for 10 years. He enjoyed cooking, camping, was an avid Blackhawks and Bears fan, and dearly loved his pets. 

He is survived by his wife, Cheryl G. Sima (nee Blazek); his parents, Jim and Patricia (nee Malinovsky) Sima; his sisters, Kathy (Roger) Nothnagel and Audrey (David) Bahbe; his father-in-law, George (the late Georgianna) Blazek; his brothers-in-law, George and Greg Blazek; and his sister-in-law, Betty Jo (David) Dylla. 

Visitation will be on Wednesday, July 13 from 3 to 8 p.m. and a funeral service will take place on Thursday, July 14 at 10:30 a.m. Both will be held at Johnson Funeral Home, 3847 Prairie Ave., in Brookfield. Interment will be at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Stickney.