James Raymond “Jim” LaFrance

James Raymond “Jim” LaFrance, age 69, of Adams, Wisconsin passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at Mayo Clinic Health System in LaCrosse, Wisconsin.

Funeral services will be 12:00 Noon on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Adams, Wisconsin. Rev. John K. Stake will officiate. Interment with military honors will be at the Mauston City Cemetery, Mauston, Wisconsin. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. with a special service in honor of Jim by the Juneau County Moose Lodge #1913 at 11:30 a.m. at the church.

Jim was born on October 14, 1949, in Mauston. He graduated from Mauston High School in 1967 and enlisted in the United States Army in 1969 serving in Landstuhl, West Germany. He was honorably discharged in 1971. Jim married Linda M. Staats on December 23, 2000, in Adams. He worked for Smith’s IGA in Mauston prior to attending Barber School in Madison at MATC and was a Barber for over 40 years before retiring.

Jim loved being outdoors, fishing, hunting, playing horseshoes, trapshooting, bowling, playing cards, cribbage, and spending time with his great-granddaughter. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Adams, the Juneau County Moose Lodge #1913 in Mauston, the American Legion, the Lions Club, and Duck’s Unlimited.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Viola & Wilbur Eggler; sisters, Arcelia (William) Barnwell, Janice Schmidt, and Jo Ann Belk.

Wife: Linda
Sons: James E. (Colleen) LaFrance & Byron (Maryann) LaFrance
Grandchildren: Jordan LaFrance & Damon LaFrance
Great Granddaughter: Scarlett “Peanut” Barnes
Three sisters: Carolin Galagher, Barbara (Michael) Hoilien, and Darlene (John) Emery
Two brothers in law: Louis Schmidt & Richard Belk
He is further survived by numerous nieces and nephews

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  1. ron williams says:

    I am proud to say Jim was a good friend we had fun times fishing together.

  2. Michael Connors says:

    I am so Sorry to hear about Jim’s Passing. Met him a few times and was a wonderful Guy. Will miss him……

  3. Dave Rose says:

    Sorry to hear about Jim. We remember the good times when Jim and Mark would come to N.D. duck and goose hunting. Jim liked his bird hunting. God bless to the family.

  4. Gordon & Marie Whitemarsh says:

    We’re very sorry to hear of Jim’s passing, I remember when Jim opened up his Barber Shop, he gave my older boys their first haircuts when they were real small,we had fun bringing them in back in the day, Jim was a good guy, he is gone too soon, he will be missed. Our Prayers go out to his wife and family.

  5. Cheryl & Curt Evenson says:

    Jim will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  6. Patsy says:

    Dan the Story Man from was sorry to hear the news of about Jim sends his prayers and sympathy to his family and many friends thru me.

  7. Lavonne scott says:

    I hope the fishing is great in your new home. Miss your cheerful greeting each am in the post office. My sympathy to linda and your family

  8. Carol & Donald Morse says:

    Our Deepest Condolences to the Entire Family. Hold Memories close to Your Hearts

  9. James E Betthauser says:

    R.I.P. my good friend and classmate, you will be missed. Reunion upcoming of many Class of 67 mates in heaven. Say hi to Bob Volltz, Rocky & the rest of them for me

  10. Bonnie Clark says:

    All My Sympathy to the Families….so sorry for your loss….



  12. Binky Leto says:

    My deepest sympathies to your family. Jim and I went to Barbering school together, he will be sadly missed. Sooo sorry for your loss

  13. Carlene and Dennis says:

    So sorry for your loss.

  14. Pat, Samantha and Kyla Webber says:

    So sorry for your loss. All of his family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  15. Jodi Helgeson says:

    Jim would call our house just about every day to give a “happy day” greeting. The Moose Lodge steak dinners were the best – thank you for all you did for the Lodge. My sympathy to the family.

  16. marge brown says:

    Jim the Barber….I’m gonna miss ya!! Say Hi to Papa Jon for me! <3