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James A. Wilcox

James A. Wilcox

April 5, 2019

James A. (Blondie) Wilcox, 64, of Altoona, WI, passed away at home on Friday, April 5, 2019.

Jim was born on September 19, 1954 in Spooner, WI to the late Merril and Anne Wilcox (Smith). He graduated from Rice Lake High School in 1972.

Jim also lived in Elk Mound and Chippewa Falls and worked for the railroad division of Lunda Bridge Building Company. He later went on to get his well drilling license and worked for several well drillers in the area before he started his own business called “Water Works”. He also worked for International Harvester as a diesel mechanic. In his spare time, he built several spec homes that he enjoyed designing and Jim Dandy dirt he started in his greenhouse as an extra at home business. He loved gardening and having pets and spent time tinkering with engines and welding.

He is survived by two brothers, Rod (Muriel) and Larry Wilcox of Minong; three sisters, Carol (Bill) Legg of Idaho, Louise (Dave) Driver of Chetek and Mary (Jeff) Kasten of Spooner; many nieces, nephews and cousins; a good friend Jim Gordon of Altoona.

He was preceded in death by both parents and a niece.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2019, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Chetek Bowling Lanes.

In lieu of flowers, please spend time with your friends.

Chippewa Valley Cremation Services—Celebration of Life Center in Altoona is serving the family.


Saturday, May 11, 2019, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Chetek Bowling Lanes.

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  • Jacklyn Fuller I am sorry to hear of your brother passing. Somehow I knew something happen and I saw this just found this now. Nice photo of him.

    April 30 at 8:00am

  • Poncho & Jeannine Lahner RIP Blondie!! We all had some good times together years ago. Those were the days my friend.

    April 9 at 7:30pm

  • Mike Stenseth Condolences to all of Jim's family. Jim was one of our classmates from RLHS class of 72'. Again sorry for your loss. Mike

    April 9 at 6:32pm

  • Jim and Barb Gordon Think of your family and friend at this time of great loss. I will miss you and all the time we spend thinking of ways to make thing. I hope that you are resting in peace and enjoying all the things that you can fix now. Your friend, Jim Gordon

    April 9 at 1:40PM

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