James “Jim” Daniel Monroe

Jim Monroe

Jim Monroe

James “Jim” Daniel Monroe, age 67, of Adams, Wisconsin passed away on January 13, 2022.

A Celebration of Life gathering is scheduled for Saturday, January 29 from 12-4pm at MoundView Golf Course in Friendship, Wisconsin.

Jim was born the third of ten children to Hubert and Belva (Heidger) Monroe on May 13, 1954, in Wild Rose, Wisconsin. Jim grew up in Adams and graduated from Adams-Friendship High School. Jim spent his life working at H. Monroe Inc. which had a repair shop, auto body shop, and pulpwood company throughout the years.

Jim started working in the family business at an early age. He had a natural-born talent in all things metal, grease, and engines which quickly earned him the nickname “monkey”. Jim was one of the best fabricators and diesel mechanics around. He saw beauty in what others would call “junk” and could bring new life to these machines. Two of his most famous creations were his bright purple car known as the “ZZ Top Car” and a pup trailer known as a “jimbilt” trailer. If there was a mechanical problem, Jim had the solution.

Jim had an infectious zest for life and was always around to provide a helping hand to those who needed it with an utter determination to “get something done.” Although he was a quiet man, his friendly nature attracted people to him. He had a clever sense of humor and if you knew him, chances are he had a special nickname for you. He enjoyed just “doing life” with his wife, Mariann (Roseberry). He was a devoted father to three children, Jill, Lisa, and James “Ki” and two grandchildren, Brookelynn and Bosten. Other than all things machinery and pulpwood, Jim enjoyed his Sunday visits with his daughter Lisa, his weekly phone calls from his daughter Jill, hanging out with his son Ki, looking after his dogs, watching live music, going to car shows with Raymee, and spending time with relatives and friends down at the pond.

Loved ones that cleared the path for Jim are his parents, Hubert and Belva Monroe; sister, Patsy Chavez; brother, David Monroe; brother-in-law, Roger Marti and nephews, Louis Premo and Daniel Monroe.

Loved ones that will miss Jim until they meet again are:
Wife: Mariann Monroe of Adams, WI
Daughter: Jill (Justin) Boid of Verona, WI
Daughter: Lisa Monroe of Coloma, WI
Son: Ki Monroe of Adams, WI
Granddaughter: Brookelynn Boid of Verona, WI
Grandson: Bosten Boid of Verona, WI
Sister: Penny (Hank) Youngs of Shelley, ID
Sister: Mary (Code) Erdmann of Hot Springs, AK
Sister: Teresa (Robert) Marti of Arkdale, WI
Brother: John Monroe of Waianae, HI
Sister: Julie (Eric) Van Buskirk of Chesterfield, VA
Sister: Lori Marti of Adams, WI
Sister: Michelle (Corey) Graff of Waupaca, WI

He is further survived by many in-laws, nieces, nephews, relatives, and great friends.

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  1. Bill Fretwell says:

    Thoughts and prayers with you

  2. Tracy Fretwell says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss.

  3. Phillip Revels says:

    I am so sorry to hear about Jimmy. He was the best. I will miss him.

  4. TC and Mark Rogers says:

    Mari, Jill, and families
    Our sincere condolences on your loss. There are no words that fully express how sorry we are, but please know that you are all in our thoughts at this difficult time.

  5. Carla says:

    So very sorry to hear of your loss. He was a great guy and will be missed by so many. You are all in my prayers.

  6. Karen Hoffmann says:

    Mariann and family, I’m sadden by the news of Jim. I have so many fond memories of you guys. Mariann, may our dear Lord help you and the family through this time. My sincere thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  7. Cherri (Craft) Carter says:

    I am sorry for your loss. I remember going to the Monroe’s when I was a kid with my dad, Arnold Craft, and seeing Jim working in the shop. I remember him as always being friendly and kind to my sister and I. RIP Jim Monroe!

  8. Chad Mullens says:

    Condolences to the family

  9. Teresa M Marti says:

    It’s so hard to say goodbye when you have 64 years of memories. This is not fair. I prayed to God and my Mom and Dad not to take him away. There is a hole in my heart and soul. Rest in peace Jimmy. Love your little sister Teresa.

  10. Dennis & Judy Allen says:

    Our sympathy goes out to the Monroe family. Jim will be greatly missed by many, he was a good man. RIP Jim.

  11. Ryan hams says:

    Jim was a great guy and was nice to learn a few things from him. Condolences to the family.

  12. Marie Fitzsimmons says:

    Our heartfelt sympathy to all who love Jim. I remember Jim from AF High School for his gentle demeanor and his sincere kind smile. Rest In Peace.
    Jim & Marie Fitzsimmons

  13. Dean W Gore says:

    So sorry for the loss. Jim was a fine man that I liked very much,was very friendly.

  14. Charles Page says:

    So Sorry for your loss Jim was a great friend. We went to grade school together. wishing you all the best and hold on to each other for support and know he is in the good Lords hands now.

  15. Chris and Lisa Thomas says:

    We will miss you Jim

  16. Bruce and Cheri Nachreiner says:

    Mariann and family, we were so very sad to hear of Jim’s passing. Our thoughts are with you.

  17. Sandy Pheiffer says:

    Dear Mari and Family,
    So very sorry for your loss. There are no words. I know you are heartbroken. Take care of each other. May you find peace peace in memories and love shared.💞

  18. Robin & Nick Hiller and Madison & Caitlin Pollitt says:

    Mari please know you are in our prayers. I met Jim only a few times but he was so kind. We are so deeply sorry for you and your family’s loss. ❤

  19. ROXANNE IREY says:

    Our deepest sympathies during this difficult time, you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  20. Shawna Gruber says:

    So sorry for your loss

  21. Dennis Rathermel says:

    Mariann, and all of Jim’s family. May peace be with all of you at this difficult time as we all remember the good times. Jim will be forever remembered by us. He made and repaired machinery and trucks many times for the farming industry. We pray that Jim and all his loved ones find comfort in knowing he was wonderful, special man. Sending hugs

  22. Sue and Randy Anderson says:

    Our sincere condolences to Jim’s Family. He was a good man and will be missed by so many people. It was always nice to run into him at the store around town. He was an outstanding man in the pulp cutting industry here in Adams County for many years.

  23. Sue and Randy Anderson says:

    Our sincere condolences to Jim’s Family. He was a good man and will be missed by so many people. Hold the great family times close and they will help you during this time. It was always nice to run into him at the store around town. He was an outstanding man in the pulp cutting industry here in Adams County for many years.

  24. Mindy, Skooter, Kyle and Casey Nicholls says:

    Our family was so saddened to learn of Jim’s passing! Our condolences to all of you! Jim was always such a kind, friendly guy and always a joy to run into. He was always so helpful when Skooter first got into driving log truck and our kids have fond memories of going to the shop as do I frm when I was a kid and my Grandpa would swing over there to see a much younger Jim as he was friends with Hubie (thats the name my memory recalls although sadly I dont remember very much abt Jim’s dad anymore)
    Although I only ran into him from time to time in the grocery store parking lot or somewhere near there in the last 10 years or so it was always nice knowing I’d get a hello and a smile and sometimes if he felt “chatty” he’d ask how Skooter or the kids were. Which was always so thoughtful of him. This obituary was a nice tribute to him and the man he was, I hope everyone’s memories will bring them comfort and eventual peace! Im so very sorry for the huge loss of him in your lives. He will always be with you in spirit and as you remember things hes said or things he would likely say to you. Please take care or one another Mari and kids and never forget how very much he loved you all! May he rest in peace until youre all together again and then may the good times last for all eternity!

  25. Steve and Danna Peterson says:

    So sorry for your loss, Mari. Hugs for comfort and many prayers for peace during this sad time.

  26. Gary & Lynda Bula and Family says:

    We want to express our sympathy and let you know that our thoughts are with your family. Jim was always right there whenever anyone called on him, just an all around great guy!

  27. Dody Klaus & Jr. Mc Nair says:

    So sorry for your loss. There are no words to make the hurt go away. Prayers sent to you all.

  28. Bob Shaske says:

    Im so sorry for the passing of Jim he has left all family and friends much to soon from my younger years I’ve seen Jim here and there and he was always friendly and people just enjoyed being around him so I’m so sorry for his Family and there loss !!

  29. Judi I Krueger says:

    Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. May God give you peace and comfort in His goodness. Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day, unseen, unheard, but always near, so loved, so missed, so very dear. I am so grateful for coming up this summer to see Jimmy and all of you who were home. Love you all, Cuz Judi Olson Krueger

  30. Dianna (Richter) Krist says:

    Mari and family, so sorry for your loss!!! Jim was a great guy that will be missed.

  31. Richard & Rita Zietlow says:

    Mariann and family, we are so sorry for loss of your dear Jim he will be missed by everyone who new him. Sincere condolences 🙏🙏🙏🙏

  32. jeri says:

    I am so sorry to hear of jim’s passing. he and rick were great friends. There will be more laughter in heaven..I can only imagine!!

  33. Lori and BJ says:

    Mariann, Jill, Lisa, Ki and family we are so sorry for your loss. Jim was one of the best, always there for his family and friends. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. We hope you find comfort in all the wonderful memories you have of him.

  34. Peggy Krueger says:

    Mary and Ki so sorry for your loss. He was a super nice guy and a great friend. Our prayers are with you. Jim and Peggy Krueger

  35. Jo Ellen (Boersma) Brown says:

    Teresa and family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  36. Bruce Hall says:

    My condolences to the family . In the last few years we had many good conversations when l would stop at the shop ,Jim seemed to keep track of many people that we went to school with as well as others from the area . I will miss his wisdom and sense of humor ..

  37. Sherri Graham Ziemer says:

    Marianne and family
    I cannot imagine the hole left in your soul. Cling to the beautiful memories in your life. Pray to the Lord to send the Holy Spirit onto your family to give you all peace in this storm.
    Remember the Love

  38. Tammy Lowrey says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  39. Patricia Gervais and Family says:

    Sincere condolences to all of Jim’s family….please know our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this sad and difficult time. May God wrap his arms around your family and bring you comfort and peace……for as long as you need. God Bless your family. The Gervais Family

  40. Benny Mailman says:

    Peace and Love to all grieving. Our energies of Love are never diminished by death, but rather they are exposed and seen as being more powerful and brilliant than we ever knew. Memories are truth reminders and that is what will always see us through. No one is ever truely gone once they have made a home in our hearts. My sympathies, empathies, Love and energies to you Jill, your family and all who knew this manificent man, Jim.

  41. Becky Pease says:

    Our deepest sympathies to you all.

    Scott and Becky Pease, Erin and Brett

  42. Charlie, Dana, and Kelsey Johnson says:

    Mariann, You are in our thoughts. We are so sorry for your loss.

  43. Paula Green says:

    I am so sorry for your loss!

  44. Lisa & Ron Allen says:

    Mariann & family,

    Sorry for your family’s loss. May your memories help you through the darkest of days. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  45. Jeff Rhinehart @Penny Buchda says:

    Special thoughts an prayers to all the family members .

  46. Tom and Terri says:

    So sorry for your loss. We hope Marianna to stay strong with your kids and family. You have a special group! Tom and Terri Harvey Beversdorf

    Terri is thinking how hard the loss will be for Lisa, too.

  47. kathy williams says:

    My Sincere Sympathy for the passing of your dear Jim. May God Bless & comfort all of you during this very sad time.

  48. Lance and Karen Hover says:

    Mari, Ki and family –
    We are so sorry for your loss! We are thinking of you during this sad, sad time.

  49. Peggy Sleeman says:

    I am so sorry for your family’s loss.
    Sending prayers of comfort at this very difficult time. RIP Jim

  50. Alan & Tammy Babcock says:

    Such a huge loss to his community! He was truly a great man. So sorry for his family and the huge loss. Prayers for you!

  51. Jim & Denise Straka says:

    So Sorry for your loss.

  52. Kyle & Krystyne says:

    Jill-We are truly sorry for yur loss…..yur family is in our prayers.

  53. Ted Griffith says:

    Sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Always enjoyed our talks when I took my trucks for repair. Peace be with your family. RIP Jim.

  54. Curt and Dawn Mathe says:

    Our deepest sympathies to your family. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

  55. Susan Baldwin says:

    I am so sorry, Mari and family. Sending love and prayers.

  56. Daniel & Donna DeFosse says:

    So sorry for your family’s loss. We are sending hugs and prayers to all of your family at this most difficult time. Dan & Donnau

  57. Karen Murphy Rank says:

    So sorry for your loss, I remember Jim being friends with my brother Nels. Sending prayers.

  58. Diana ( Chaffee ) Shaske says:

    My deepest sympathy to his family ❤

  59. KEVIN BENNETT says:

    From all of us at North Central Utility our sincere condolences with the loss Jim. Many of us have known him for many years. One of the best.

  60. Jeanette Dryden says:

    My sincere condolences to the entire family.

  61. Karen(Bloss) Christensen says:

    Condolences on behalf of the entire Bloss family to the lifelong friends of the Monroe family. Jim was a unique individual with many talents and sense of humor. He will be missed by many.

  62. Ross and Tamela Hammond says:

    Marianne and family
    I am so sorry for your loss! I pray that GOD grant you peace and comfort at this time of great loss!

  63. Gail (Hehn) Novotny says:

    Marianne and family,
    So sorry to hear your husband Jim has past away. You’re in my thoughts and prayers, Blessed be!

  64. Valerie Mecklenburg says:

    Heartbreaking for your entire family…hugs to all.

  65. Lisa Gurecki says:

    Marianne and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. May your friends and family and all your memories help you thru this difficult time.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers

  66. Patricia M Schiefer says:

    So sorry to hear of Jim passing away. He will be greatly missed. My step-dad Paul Lueth worked for his dad Hubert years ago. Wonderful family. He helped my family many times . Repairing lawnmowers. My thoughts are with you. Always friends. PATTY.

  67. Kathy McCarthy says:

    Mariann and family—-We know your heart must be broken. Lean on the Lord and your friends during this difficult time. May Jim live on in your wonderful memories of him. Our sincere condolences. Kathy and Pete

  68. Lorie Hodkiewicz says:

    Hugs! Sending prayers and love during this difficult time.

  69. adam Johnson says:

    he was a great man miss gonna miss stoping in at the shop

  70. Penny Maleski says:

    What a lovely tribute. Thinking of you all.

  71. Lennard and Heather Wilson says:

    It grieved us to hear about Jim passing away and just can’t hardly believe it. You are in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this time of sorrow. May the Lord Bless you and keep you in His Love and tender mercies.

  72. Julie and Bob Goodhue says:

    Our sympathy to Jim’s family at this sad time. May good memories help you through your sorrow. You are in our thoughts & prayers.

  73. Kari Banovec says:

    I’m so saddened to hear of Jim’s passing. His entire family & all of his many friends are in our thoughts & prayers, now & moving forward with his loss.

  74. Jack Grignano says:

    Sorry for your family loss, Jim was a very helpful guy and a friendly person!

  75. Mark and Jo Ann Hiller says:

    Marianne and family
    So very sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers

  76. Doris Gullickson says:

    Teresa and family. Deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one. May your memories give you some comfort in getting through this most difficult time. Thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  77. JoLynn Bakovka says:

    My sincere condolences to the entire family. So very sorry for your loss.

  78. Gary barnes says:

    Sorry too hear of Jim,s death, He was a top notch mechanic, G. Barnes

  79. Rick and Brianna Carlson says:

    Our condolences

  80. Bob & Bobby Boserman says:

    My family is so sadden for your family loss. Keeping you all in our prayers in Oklahoma.

  81. Allen Baumgartner Sr. says:

    Sorry for your loss Jim was a good person , had Him work on my trucks and always did a great job. He will be missed .RIP

  82. Sue Moran says:

    So sorry for your family’s loss. Prayers for comfort during this difficult time to all. RIP Jim!

  83. Judy Alderman says:

    So very sorry for your family’s loss

  84. Nick & Debbi Segina says:

    We are so sorry. Jim was one of the good guys. Sending prayers for comfort and peace. You are all in our thoughts.

  85. Theresa Ravenscroft says:

    I am so very sorry for your loss Mariann and the entire family has my deepest condolences.

  86. Peglecy says:

    I’m so sorry on your families lost.

  87. Penny Youngs says:

    I cannot put into word how much I will miss my sweet, strong, funny, talented, and lovable brother. Rest In Peace ❤️