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In Memory of James "Jim" Loeffler Jr.

Gathering of Family and Friends

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday February 11, 2022
O'Connell Family Funeral Home
520 11th Street South
Hudson WI, 54016

Sharing of Memories

5:00 pm
Friday February 11, 2022
O'Connell Family Funeral Home
520 11th Street South
Hudson WI, 54016

James Richard “Jimmy” Loeffler Jr., age 78 of Hudson WI, peacefully passed away early on February 7, 2022 at Deerfield Memory Care in New Richmond WI. Jim was born in Richville, Washington on September 26, 1943 to James R Loeffler Sr and Jean Loeffler. Jim grew up in St. Louis Park, MN, attended Park High School, and graduated in Electrical Engineering at Iowa State University in 1966. It was there that he went on a blind date and met his wife, Pam, and were married 54 loving and blessed years. 

 

They moved to New York, and Jim was hired by IBM and worked on NASA’s Saturn 5, the most powerful rocket ever built. Shortly afterwards, Jim & Pam moved back to MN to be closer to family. Jim also worked for Control Data, Toro, STI, and was with Medtronic for 17 years. After he retired, he continued to consult in Regulatory Affairs, Quality Assurance, Manufacturing Systems as an FDA Specialist.

 

Proceeding in his death are James R Loeffler Sr. (father), Jean Loeffler (mother), Janet Johnson (aunt). He is survived by his best friend and loving wife Pamela Loeffler, son Jeff (Val) Loeffler, daughter Teri Holmes, grandchildren Ashlee and Blake; sister, Sue (Tom) Schwartz, brother, Gary Loeffler; Pam’s brother and sister-in-law, Harlan & Barb Seagren, his nieces, nephew, and extended family. 

 

Jim felt truly blessed every day by his 2 children – Jeff and Teri. Jeff and his wife, Val live in Savage, MN. Jeff graduated from Iowa State, and works for CH Robinson. Teri lives in Hudson, WI, is an Art Teacher (30 yrs) at Harding High School and graduated from Mankato State. At the top of his ‘favorite things’ list were his 2 grandkids. Ashlee, 19, has started her college journey in Special Education. Blake, 16, is a Junior in high school in Hudson, loves track, gaming, and his driver’s license. 

 

Besides enjoying time with Pam, family, and friends, Jim’s other favorite and most loved things were Higgins (his Old English Sheepdog), his red Corvettes, scootering around town on his little red scooter, loving life on a small lake in Hudson, pontooning, the family cabin in Darwin, MN, and fixing all things for us and friends. (If you name it, Jimmy could fix it.) He also loved photography, geeky computer things, music, movies especially sci-fi, travel, reading, and Indy racing. He really enjoyed being a WCCO Weather Watcher for many years, and was an avid Vikings fan.

 

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 3:00–5:00 p.m., with a time to share memories at 5:00 p.m., on Friday, February 11, 2022 at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home, 520 S. 11th St., Hudson, WI.

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    • Reminiscing about Jim Loeffler

      We met Jim when he appeared unannounced on our doorstep in Tunkhannock, PA. It was June 1966 and he was newly graduated from Iowa State and driving a brand new GTO. We quickly became Car Buddies.
      We lived about an hour away from Pam and Jim and visited often. Then they moved back to Minnesota and our visits ended for several years until we moved to Iowa in the 70’s. I especially remember our visit in 1976 (Bicentennial Year) to see them in Apple Valley and going tubing with all the kids – their 2 and our 3.
      We moved to Texas in 1978 and visits slowed but we did get to Hudson in 1983 and celebrated our Anniversary with them (-25 degrees). Our final visit with Jim was a 2019 Panama Canal Cruise. Pam and Jim came home with us and stayed several days.
      Jim was a wonderful guy and friend and we miss him greatly.

    • I have been thinking of you , Pam, on the journey you and Jim have been on. I’ve been praying for peace and strength as you journeyed and now I pray for peace and comfort for you. Treasure your good memories.
      Linda