Obit: Ericksmoen, James Duane (1944 - 1979)

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----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis) 10/25/1979

Ericksmoen, James Duane (10/17/1944 - 10/23/1979)

"Former Withee Man Fatally Shot Monday" WITHEE - A 25-year-old man has been charged with the deliberate homicide following the fatal shooting Monday evening of Withee native James Duane Ericksmoen, 35, Libby, Mont. According to Lincoln County, Mont., Sheriff’s Department, Ericksmoen was riding in a pickup truck with four other men approximately 40 miles southeast of Libby when he allegedly was shot by Roy Estey of Missoula, Mont. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, town of Longwood. The Rev. Sam Kochel will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Sunday at Maurina Funeral Home in Owen. Mr. Ericksmoen was born here Oct. 17, 1944 and graduated in 1962 from Owen-Withee High School. He worked for Frederick Post Co. at Owen until moving in 1967 to Libby where he worked on the Libby Dam and currently was employed by St. Regis Lumber Co. there as a timber cutter. On June 12, 1965 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, he married Frances Ann Buehler. She survives. Also surviving are two children, William John and Vickie Rae, both at home; his mother, Mrs. Mildred Ericksmoen of Withee; a sister, Mrs. T.R. (Betty) Mageland of Clarksville, Tenn,; and a grandmother, Mrs. Lenora Tessmer of Loyal. His brother, John A., died Jan. 12 of this year. He also was predeceased by a sister, Janice, and his father, John, in 1972.



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