Obit: Lewallen, James A. (1938 - 2013)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Lewallen, Phillippi, Gerritts, Marion, fifer, Lodahl, Plombon
----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co, WI) 8/21/2013
Lewallen, James A. (30 November 1938 - 14 August 2013)
James A. Lewallen, age 74, of the Town of Wilson, passed away on Wednesday, August 14, 2013, from accidental injuries. Jim was born November 30, 1938, in the Town of Wilson, to the late Donald and Mae (Phillippi) Lewallen. He grew up in the area, attending Pleasant Valley School and Highbank School, graduating from Stanley High School. He then worked in Chicago in construction and also as a logger. He later attended pipe fitting school for an occupation he worked at for over 40 years, being a proud member of Local 434 Plumbers & Steamfitters Union.
On October 24, 1959, he was united in marriage to Barbara Gerritts at the Maple Grove Parsonage. The couple has resided in the Town of Wilson since. Besides his love for his family, Jim was an avid hunter and fisherman, enjoying his many trips out west and his fishing trips in Canada. Jim also enjoyed trapping and four-wheeling, was known for raising a large garden, and loved the Milwaukee Brewers and the Green Bay Packers.
Jim is survived by his wife, Barbara, of Stanley; three daughters: Betty (Dale) Marion of Boyd, Linda Lewallen, and Peggy (Wayne) Fifer, both of Stanley; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law: Pat Lewallen and Dorothy Gerritts; one brother-in-law, Maynard Lodahl; numerous nieces, nephews; and his pal, “Buddy”.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Don & Mae Lewallen; grandparents, David & Stella Lewallen; two brothers: Roger, during the tornado of 1958, and Leonard, in 2009; one sister, Donna “Pepsi” Lodahl, in 1987; and brother-in-law, James Gerritts.
Services were held on Saturday, August 17, 2013, at 4 p.m. at the Plombon Funeral Home, Stanley with Keith Plombon officiating. Visitation was from 2:30 until time of service.
“That’s enough for the day!”
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