James L. Bubla

James L. Bubla

James L. Bubla

James L. Bubla, age 66, of Friendship, Wisconsin passed away Saturday, January 21, 2023, at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 28, 2023, at Roseberry’s Funeral Home in Friendship. Father David Bruener will officiate. Interment will be at the Big Flats Cemetery. Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday at Roseberry’s Funeral Home.

Jim was born March 10, 1956, in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin to Charles and Evelyn (Streeter) Bubla. Jim married Stacey, his wife of 22 years, on September 23, 2000. In his younger years, Jim farmed the family farm and pulped wood. He recently retired after 43.5 years from “the Rock”, formerly known as Castle Rock Container and was a member of the USW United Steelworkers Local 131.

Jim enjoyed tractors, hunting, fishing, the Packers, football, spending time with family, Chuck Norris & old westerns “and everything like that”.

Jim was preceded in death by his father Charles Bubla, and brothers Kenny & David.

Survivors include his wife: Stacey; children: James (Laura) Bubla, Amanda (Doug) Batchko, Brian (Caitlin) Bubla & Stephanie Hope; grandchildren: Sarah, Kira, Mason, Morgann, Alexia, Austin, Kortney, Briella, Emily, Olivia, Reese & Samantha; mother: Evelyn Lumby; brother: Tim Bubla, and many cousins.

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

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  1. Brian & Rhonda Walker says:

    Our deepest sympathies to Stacey & family. Wishing you comfort and ease during this difficult time. Jim was a friendly, nice guy who was always ready to chat with us. We will miss him and seeing him driving around in his truck.

  2. Karl Abfall says:

    So sorry, great guy to work with and a great friend 🙏

  3. Lori says:

    Sending hugs and prayers to the family

  4. George Tracy Ferge says:

    Prayers thoughts hugs to the family and friends it was great working with Jimmy at the rock on good old line 112 we did not see eye to eye at first but that passed he was fun to work with and could make the nite go bye fast RIP Jimmy you well be sadly miss by many

  5. Cindy Babcock says:

    Sending prayers to the family

  6. Sue Anderson says:

    So sorry for your loss.

  7. Joyce DuBois says:

    Very sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. I met Jim in 1982 and never saw him be anything but pleasant to all. He looked so forward to his retirement and so sad he only got 6 months to enjoy it. My condolences to his wife and all his family
    We lost another good one!!!

  8. tom olson says:

    he had away of putting a smile on my face he will be missed r.i.p. jimmy

  9. Leona Sweat says:

    My sincere condolences Stacey & family. Oh we hsd so many good memories of you, playing for your wedding, and your stock car with “NewEdition” on it.
    I’m so sorry I won’t be able to attend his funeral
    I will be out of town on vacation with my grandson.
    May your love and great memories bring you peace
    knowing he’s resting in peace.

  10. Deb Timmons says:

    Hugs and prayers to all friends and family. Jimmy was a hoot. Always made me laugh. Never knew what he was gonna say or do. He will be missed by all who knew him. I’m here if you need me Stacey.

  11. Sharon says:

    Stacey and family. Condolences. Jim was an awesome guy and lucky to have you by his side. He and Tom are probably having a conversation about our walking you down the aisle and can about imagine their conversation.

  12. Kurt and Katie Wagner says:

    Our deepest sympathy to the entire Bubla family,
    Jim will be missed by many!

  13. Jon and Tina Williams says:

    Were very saddened to hear of Jimmy’s passing. I worked with Jimmy for 14 years at the rock, and it was always fun ‘driving tractor’ and sharing jokes with him. Our thoughts and prayers are with Stacey and family during this difficult time.

  14. Rick Zindars says:

    Sorry to hear about Jimmy’s passing ! He will be sadly missed. Work with him at that Rock many years. He was fun living and aways would talk to you about anything. We had alot of laughs together. See you in heaven and we will have a beer together ! Miss you !

  15. Rose (Schonasky) Corton says:

    So sorry for your loss. Will be praying for the family.

  16. Dave Schultz says:

    Dear uncle Jim I know we have never seen eye to eye on things when I was younger but it pains me to see that things will never change I still am your nephew regardless never the less I wish the James l bubla family well in there indevers and wish you well but I know you are in a better place having a good conversation with my dad David bubla sr
    thank you. David c Schultz ( bubla jr )

  17. Beth Reutter says:

    We were SO sad to see Jim’s passing! He was such a great person. Always pleasant and caring! Ken loved working with him at castle rock! He will be be GREATLY missed! He always had a smile and a kind word! Take care of yourself!
    Kenny and Beth Reutter

  18. Pat,Rick, and Joshua Raught says:

    So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He was a great neighbor and friend. He was always there to make his special scalloped potatoes for us when we had a party. Always smiling and enjoying people. Will miss him!

  19. Colin Charpentier says:

    Jimmy, I was glad to have known you the short time I did, You will be missed greatly and condolences to your family.

  20. Glenn Moore says:

    So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. I knew him and his family for many years. Jim was a very hard worker and always friendly. He will be sadly missed.

  21. 143 Bob Schilling says:

    My prayers go out to the Bubla family.Beer is free in heaven.Love ya Jimmy.

  22. Barb (Larson) Dehmlow says:

    Prayers to Jims family and friends. My husband worked with him for many years at “the rock”. Very sweet and nice guy. To Dennis (a fellow class mate and a very sweet person to boot.) I am so sorry for the loss of your big brother and I wish things could of been different for you with your family. Sending hugs to you.

  23. Nick and Debbi Jencks Segina says:

    Stacey and families, you are in our thoughts and prayers for comfort and peace. Jim was a great guy. Someone who you could depend on to lend a hand or an ear — whatever was needed. We are so sorry.

  24. Sherry and Harry Mclellan says:

    Stacey and family, so sorry for your loss Jim was one of a kind. It was a pleasure for Harry and I being able to work with him and call him a friend. God bless you guys and thoughts and prayers are with you.

  25. Josué Isaac, Jacob Isai and Francisco Emanuel Bubla in San Antonio Texas says:

    Uncle James. While we never met you, nor did you or your lovely family ever contact us, my father (your brother) Dennis always taught us to demonstrate respect and dignity to our extended family members. We pray for your soul. May you rest in peace. To our cousins, Aunt Stacey, Amanda, James, Brian and Stephanie, we send sincere condolences for your loss. We pray that time heals your sorrow, and in time you might come to know and recognize us as family.

  26. E Bubla says:

    Lamento mucho escuchar esta pérdida inesperada. Por favor, acepte mis más sentidas condolencias.

  27. Dennis Bubla says:

    Brother James: “Matthew 5:44 “But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;” King James Version (KJV)” Rest in peace. Brother. I looked up to you as my older brother. I’m indebted to you and Pam for helping me in my time of need. I wanted nothing more than your acknowledgement that “I made it and met your expectations and approval” like you did. You were a hard worker and I tried to emulate that. I wanted reconciliation with you but circumstances would not allow it. I pray for Stacey, Brian, James, Amanda, Stephanie and their families. I sincerely wish them well. //Signed//your blood brother (advertently not listed above) Dennis Bubla, San Antonio, Texas at the U.S. Department of Defense.

  28. Peg Lecy says:

    So very sorry on your loss

  29. Nicole Moore says:

    So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to you all.🙏

  30. Laurie & Jeff DeVaney says:

    Stacey and family we are saddened to hear of Jim’s passing. Our condolences to you and the family.

  31. Shawna Gruber says:

    Stacey and family I am so sorry for your loss.. he will be missed by all.. he was a sweetheart sending my condolences…

  32. Kim Draeger-Cleland says:

    Sorry for your loss.

  33. Tonia Peterson Mould says:

    Brian, James, Amanda, and Stacy, please know you are all in my thoughts. He was a decated hard working, and easy to talk to kinda guy. I ran into him this past summer and he proceeded to tell me how proud he was of his kids and shared their accomplishments. May he rest easy. Our condolences to his entire family.

  34. Cory Esselman says:

    Our heart goes out to the Bubla family. Rest easy Jimmy.

  35. Janeane Stevens says:

    I’m sending my sincere condolences to the family, friends , and Jimmy’s wife Stacey. The Litehouse Cafe & Bar wouldn’t have been the same without Jimmy’s laugh, jokes and good times. Stacey, you were right there beside him. We always love you both!!!

  36. Judith Alderman says:

    So very sorry for the families loss

  37. Christina Marie says:

    I’m so sorry Stacey and family!! He was such a good man!! Hugs to you!!

  38. Paul & Shannon Schanen says:

    So sorry to hear this. He was a great person and wonderful neighbor. Our thought and prayers are with you.

  39. Cheri Witz says:

    I was very saddened to hear of Jim’s passing. I worked with him years ago at Castle Rock Container, he was always kind and smiling. My condolences go out to Jim’s family and friends.

  40. Terry Hanson says:

    Sending prayers to the entire family including Dennis Bubla in Texas. Also Chuck who is deceased! 🙏