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James King

James M. King, age 88, of Menomonie, WI passed away Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019 at home surrounded by family.

He was born April 22, 1930 in Menomonie to Ralph and Edna (Woinowski) King.

On June 9, 1951 James married Ruth Wangen in Menomonie where they lived and raised their family.

In his youth, Jim played baseball for the Menomonie Braves and Eagles until he entered the U.S. Army. He continued to serve his country in the Wisconsin National Guard for a combined total of 31½ years. Jim worked construction for numerous companies in Menomonie for over 50 years.

He was a life member of the AmVets, DAV and the American Legion. He also enjoyed golf, bowling, and playing cards.

Jim is survived by three sons, Donald (Janice) of Delavan, WI, Michael (Lisa) of Andover, MN and Timothy of Menomonie; brother Bob (Judy) King of Appleton, WI; sister Sandy (Vic) Christiansen of Menomonie; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother-in-law Donald (Carrol) Wangen of Rothschild, WI; sister-in-law Grace Trudell of Maplewood, MN; as well as other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Ruth; brothers, Bill, Richard and Jerry; and sister Marlys King.

A memorial service will be held at 12:00 p.m. (noon) Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019 at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with Chaplain Dale Freberg officiating. There will be visitation at the funeral home one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Military honors will be conducted by Menomonie Veterans Honor Guard following the service. Burial will be in St. Joseph Parish Cemetery in Menomonie at a later date.

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