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In Memory of James "Jim" W. Cooksey

James “Jim” W. Cooksey, age 67, of Hudson, WI, passed away peacefully at home in the early morning of Sunday, October 11, 2020 with his beloved wife by his side. Jim was born February 12, 1953 to parents, Dr. Norton & Amy Cooksey in Detroit, MI. He grew up in Bloomfield Hills, just north of Detroit, where he graduated from high school. After graduation, Jim spent two years in college before moving into a career in the medical field as a perfusionist. After many years of working in the Detroit area, Jim moved to Madison, WI where he worked at the University Hospital. There he met the lovely Pat Rammer, whom he married in their backyard the summer of 1984. The pair had two children, Liz & Nate. Jim was a true family man. He loved traveling and sharing his love of nature with his family through vacations around the world. One of his favorite places to spend time was his family’s cabin and the Hundred Acre Woods.  He was an avid reader and amassed quite a collection of books, magazines and journals over his lifetime. Jim had an appetite for knowledge that could never be quenched. He had an incredible interest and fascination in all things mechanical, as evidenced by his ever-expanding hobbies and interests throughout his life. Jim will be remembered for his kind and caring spirit, as well as his generous and considerate nature; but the thing about Jim that will be missed most is that he was always there when you needed him. He was a loving, supportive and thoughtful husband, father and friend, whose wisdom and spirit will live on through his family and friends.

Jim will remain in the hearts and memories of his wife of 36 years, Pat; his two children, Liz (Michael) Cooksey of Columbia, MO and Nate (Steph) Cooksey of Eau Claire, WI; his unborn granddaughter; siblings, Don (Cherie) Cooksey and Anne (Steve) Sherman; Greyhound, Hal; as well as many extended family members and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents and English Bulldog, Harley.

A private celebration of Jim’s Life will be held. Memorials and cards for the family may be mailed to: O’Connell Funeral Home, Care of Jim Cooksey Family, 520 11th St. S, Hudson, WI, 54016, to be forwarded on your behalf. Cremation services entrusted to O’Connell Family Funeral Home (715)386-3725, www.oconnellfuneralhomes.com.

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    • Pat and family,
      Too soon for you and too soon for The rest of us to lose Jim. We send our prayers and love to you. Such a nice, kind person. Such a spirited, fun life you made together. You created and raised such great kids together. You have many memories and we hope they will sustain you in the days, weeks and years to come. Take care. Here for you when you are ready to reach out.

    • Jim was an early, good friend. A trusted companion. A kind, good man. He was best man at my wedding in 1975, a college roommate, and an ongoing presence in my life. He was smart and a voracious lifelong learner. He shall be sorely missed.