James Robert Hohenstein

James Robert Hohenstein

James Robert Hohenstein

James Robert Hohenstein, age 83, of Adams, Wisconsin died Saturday, June 5, 2021 at Moundview Memorial Hospital & Clinics in Friendship, Wisconsin.

Memorial services will be 12 Noon on Saturday, June, 19,2021 at the VFW Hall in Adams, Wisconsin. Pastor Terri Skildum will officiate. Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 19th, 2021 at the Adams VFW. Following the memorial service there will be a time for food and fellowship at the VFW.

Interment will be at the East Arkdale Cemetery, Town of Strongs Prairie, Adams County, Wisconsin at a later date.

Jim was born August 27, 1937 in Mokena, Illinois to Orville Hohenstein and Berniece F. Rick. He never stopped learning he believed education was key to success and expanding one’s mind to new experiences. His travels have taken him across the United States, but always back to his roots in Illinois and Wisconsin where he felt he could make a difference in the people he associated with and the communities that surrounds him. Jim married Sylvia J. Warp on March 18, 1984 in Friendship, Wisconsin. He was a hard worker and had a long work history that included: Land and Property Superintendent in Cook County Chicago Illinois (69′-74′), Rode Ranger Station supervisor ( 75′-77′); Wilmax, Corkery, Durn Law and Property Management Chicago Illinois :(77′-82′); Grounds and Track Manager of the Wisconsin Dells Greyhound Park for owner Tommy Bartlett. (86′-96′); owner of Hohenstein LLC.-35yrs Lawn Care and Snow removal for Adams County; and Adams-Friendship School District 2008-2017.

Most would think Jim took it easy in retirement, but that would be far from true. He enjoyed volunteering his time as a crossing guard at the Hwy 13 intersection in front of the Middle school where he greeted everyone and kept another generation of A-F students safe. Jim loved associating with newer generation and understanding how things and time don’t really change all that much. But how we need to change how we see things. Jim’s hobbies included attending and supporting high school sports, his grand kids, fishing, hunting, and community events. If Adams Friendship had an event going on, He was sure to be there cheering on all the A-F athletes.

Jim was very active in our community and participated with the following groups and events in Adams County: Master of ceremonies for the Arkdale Rec Days; chairman/member of the Roche-a-Cri Lions Club; President of the Adam’s County Snowmobile Club; Castle Rock Bass Masters Pro Anglers Assoc.; and President of the Adams County Amateur Radio.

Dad enjoyed being outside and moving amongst the crowds of people. He never made it 10 steps without sparking a conversation.

Memorials may be directed in James’s memory to his home in Adams.

James was preceded in death by his parents: Orville and Berniece Hohenstein; and his wife, Sylvia.

Sister: Jean Neufeld
Brother: Orville Hohenstein
Brother: Christ Hohenstein
Son: Christopher A. Hohenstein
Granddaughter: Arianna J. Hohenstein
Grandson: Hunter James Hohenstein
Sons/Daughters: Jennifer and Kurt Roekle, Jeff, John, Jackie, Jamie, Jor-Jett, Jason, Holly, Doreen Putzkie
Grandchildren: Brianna, Dillon, Hannah, Giselle, Tasha, Amy, Izzy

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

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  1. Ashley (Kierstyn) Hoeffler says:

    Jim always brought a smile to my face every time I would see him! My heart breaks to know I will not see him anymore in passing and for all the others in this town that he has brought joy to. Jim was one of my biggest fans when I played softball back in 06-09, I moved away for about 8 years and I loved hearing that he would often ask my mom how I was doing. When I moved back to town he was one of the first familiar faces I ran into and of course, we had a good talk along with a heartwarming welcome back hug! Thank you Jim for all of your support, encouragement, smiles, talks, hugs, selfies, and good laughs! I pray for you and your family often Jim, you will forever be missed!

  2. Cathy Rathermel says:

    So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. A star in the community for sure. He used to stop in and visit with Dennis when working at the shop. Dennis enjoyed his visits very much. Never saw him without a smile. Sending hugs and love to family. God Bless

  3. Sue Polivka says:

    So very sad to learn. of Jim’s passing. He was a kind, hard working and friendly soul who always had a hug for all.
    My heart goes out to his family
    during this time of loss. May God’s grace and the love of family and friends help bring you some peace.

    Rest in peace Jim.

  4. Kathleen McCarthy says:

    He always had a friendly word and smile for me. He was light that brightened many people’s day. May in rest in the Lord’s loving arms…so many hugs to his loving daughters that I would see as I walked my dog.

  5. Lola M Feathers says:

    What a wonderful soul. Jim, you touched so many lives and you will be so missed. My deepest sympathies to his family.

  6. Patricia M Schiefer says:

    So sorry to hear of Jim,s passing. My prayers go out to your whole family. I,ts so hard to loose a loved one. He will always be in your heart. And so will Silvia. Pray alot. It does helps.

  7. Mary Jo and Art Foster says:

    He was a man we admired for his hard work and friendly disposition. He made a real difference in the lives of others.

  8. Mike and Elaine Berry says:

    Our sympathy to Jim’s family.

  9. Peggy Sleeman says:

    My condolences to Jim’s entire family.
    Always a smile and hello everytime you’d see him.
    He will be missed by the entire community.

  10. Pat Holm Jodarski says:

    Having grown up with Jim and all our many visits through out the years and visits at Kwik Trip in our ‘MATURE’ years it is hard to believe he is gone. Until now, many did not know of how much Jim contributed and was responsible for the betterment of our community, This quiet man didn’t receive any metals recognition or expect thanks here on earth but God knew and his rewards will be heavenly. Prayers and sympathy to his family and friends may the memories console you in the days ahead it wont be easy but trust in God .

  11. Ashley Noelke says:

    So sorry to read of Jim’s passing. He was an important part of AFCC and track and I’ll always be grateful for his involvement and tutelage.
    Prayers and love to Jim’s family.

  12. Peg Lecy says:

    Jim was a fabulous man. Supportive of the community. Enjoyed ball games. Could give advice from the sidelines. Jim your spirit will always be at Arkdale Lions Park. I’m so sorry on your loss. May God family and friends give you comfort

  13. Sue and Randy Anderson says:

    So sorry for your loss. I never saw Jim, when he wouldn’t take time to have a conversation with anyone. He always had a ready smile for everyone. He will be deeply missed in our community.

  14. Dody Klaus says:

    Always warm & caring. Made each & everyone seem very important in his life. I feel blessed to have been his friend. Another Angel called home. Will be missed by anyone that knew him.

  15. Mark & Peggy Williams Bond says:

    so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing our sincere condolences to the whole family

  16. Bill Lanke says:

    Crist, sorry to hear of Jim’s passing.

  17. Teresa(Bloss)Ott says:

    So sorry for your loss

  18. Arnie and Lori lancour says:

    Our condolences Jim was a great guy. He always loved to stop and have a chat with me at the flea market. God speed

  19. Shawna Gruber says:

    So sorry for your loss.. sending prayers

  20. Jason Hohenstein says:

    My childhood is filled with memories of fun times with my Uncle Jim. We did many things together, including fishing and hunting. He was a strong supporter of all of my athletic endeavors. Quick with a compliment and always ready to coach me up. My life is better for him having him in it. My prayers are with you all.

  21. Kristen voss says:

    Wanting to pass along my love, hugs, strength and condolences.

  22. Patti Rhinehart says:

    I didn’t know him personally but he always had a smile on his face at every basketball game I saw ! No matter home games or away. Jim was there!! He will be missed I’m sure at the games and by family and friends! Deepest sympathy!

  23. Teressa and Mike Carlton says:

    Late February he found himself in Westfield where I work and stopped in to see me! Sure did brighten my day! He was a great friend to our family! We love him and will surely miss his warm greetings! And I will miss his warm hugs! Rest in Paradise Jim!

  24. Valerie Mecklenburg says:

    Heartbreaking..always made my heart happy seeing him…hugs to all the family