James Frank Blesener

James Blesener

James Blesener

James Frank Blesener, age 73, of Arkdale, Wisconsin died Tuesday, June 02, 2020 at his home.

Private graveside services will be held at the East Arkdale Cemetery in Arkdale, Wisconsin. Pastor Terri Skildum will officiate. Military honors will be presented by the Adams County Honor Guard.

James was born June 24, 1946 in Minnesota to Avitus and Melvina (Wondrasch) Blesener. The family moved from Minnesota and owned a dairy farm in Wisconsin. James later began working at cranberry marshes. His experiences allowed him to operate large machinery, harvest crops, and spend much time outdoors.

James was in the U.S. Army and served during the Vietnam War.

James looked forward to county fairs and passed time watching classic comedies. Raising animals and having pets was a big part of his life. James would have long conversations with his pets, fostering them like a parent. Family and friends were gold to James. He would always engage in lighthearted conversation and laughter surrounded by loved ones.

He was preceded in death by:
Parents: Avitus and Melvina Blesener
Sisters: Doris Washburn and Dorothy Renner
Brother-in-law: Ernest Washburn, Jr.
Niece: Lisa Washburn
Nephew: Darin Renner

Survivors include:
Brother-in-law: David (Diane) Renner
Nephews: Kevin (Kimberly) Washburn, Mark (Joyce) Washburn, Jeff (Kim) Washburn
Nieces: Debra (Roger) Rouse, Danna (Steve) Peterson, Karin Boeck
Many other extended family members and friends.

Special thanks to Tim Buchanan and Gene Schilling for support throughout the years.

Roseberry’s Funeral Home is assisting the family. Visit www.roseberrys.com for online condolences and further information.

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  1. Sonja McLaughlin says:

    My deepest sympathy to all of Jim’s family.

  2. Linda(chaffee)Doug Donley says:

    Condolences to the family. Sorry for your loss.

  3. Julie & Bob Goodhue says:

    We extend our sympathy to his family at this sad time.

  4. April Roller says:

    My thoughts are with his family.

  5. Ruth Hagen Uhle says:

    So sorry to hear the news, another cousin gone. I remember the good times when I visited.

  6. Larry and Becky Oleson says:

    We have many memories of James, especially when it came to butchering pork.
    Our sympathy to all.

  7. Jean Hagen says:

    The end of a family line. So sorry for your loss.

  8. Kay Olson-Martz says:

    My deepest sympathy to the family and friends with the passing of Jimmy. I always enjoyed our visits at the Old Farmer’s Fall Festival and County Fair. May the Great Spirit above, along with our Heavenly Father, give you comfort.

  9. Jodi Helgeson says:

    Sorry to hear that Strongs Prairie lost another long time citizen. My sympathy to the family.