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In Memory of James H. Weiss Jr.

Memorial Gathering of Friends & Family

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sunday February 7, 2021
O'Connell Family Funeral Home
1010 Newton Street
Baldwin WI, 54002

James Howard Weiss, Jr., age 55, of Menomonie, WI, passed away in the early hours of Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at Oakwood Health in Altoona, WI. Jimmy was born the eldest child to parents James Sr. & Kay Weiss on September 15, 1965 in Baldwin, WI. He grew up in Baldwin, & graduated from Baldwin-Woodville High School in 1984. After high school, Jimmy did some traveling & spent some time in Oregon. In 1988 he decided to join the United States Navy. Jimmy served his country with the Navy for 13 years; seven of which he spent in Sicily, Italy. During his time in the service, he primarily worked on helicopters & other aircraft as a maintenance mechanic. Jimmy was mechanically minded from a young age; & his Navy training allowed him to expand upon what he had already taught himself by tinkering with & tearing apart numerous types of gadgets & electronics in the years leading up to his enlistment. He was always on the hunt for a deal at the local garage sales or auctions. Jimmy amassed quite the assortment of secondhand finds from these trips; & his favorite way to pass the time at home was going through & fixing up, (or at least attempting to), the various items in his collection. Jimmy also enjoyed to cook, & became a fairly good one after all the practice he had on himself & his close family & friends. Jimmy was known to crack jokes often & on the fly. Even if he didn’t get a big laugh from those he liked to razz, (mostly his nieces & nephews), Jimmy’s good-natured humor always brought smiles to their faces. He could always be counted on to be cheering for the Green Bay Packers on game days, enjoying a film, (especially the 007 series), or jamming out to hair metal & rock & roll music. Jimmy was a quiet soul & lived an equally quiet life, but the memories he leaves behind with those who were fortunate to be close to him will resonate loudly in their hearts forever.

Jimmy will remain in the hearts of his parents, James Sr. & Kay Weiss of Baldwin, WI; siblings, Sheila (Edward) Johnston of Sayner, WI, Christopher (Cynthia) Weiss of Stillwater, MN, & Lisbeth (Chris Schell) Weiss of River Falls, WI; best friend, Steve Rositzki; godparents, Don & Judith Campbell; 2 nephews; 4 nieces; as well as many other extended family members & friends. He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Howard & Mildred Weiss; & maternal grandparents, Kenneth & Alice Coulter.

A Memorial Gathering of Friends & Family will take place from 2:00-4:00 P.M, Sunday, February 7, 2021 at O’Connell Family Funeral Home, 1010 Newton St. Baldwin, WI 54002, 715-684-3434, baldwin@oconnellfuneralhomes.com. Interment will be in the Woodside Cemetery on June 6, 2021.  If you wish to view Jimmy’s private family service it will be live streamed at 1 PM on Sunday February 7th,. Click this link to view live stream. A recording of the service will also be available upon request.

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    • Jim I will never forget the day I met you at the coachman, such a jokester you were. You always made me laugh and I thank you for bringing Steve into my life. I’m glad you are free from the suffering. My condolences to the family. You will be missed by many. RIP my friend.

    • Jim , You know how I feel about you buddy…. I will miss you…. I will save it for your Eulogy. Spread your wings and fly high !!!!!

      It was a sudden parting
      To bitter to forget
      Those who loved you so dearly
      Are the ones who can’t forget.

      We often sit and think of you
      And think how you died
      To think you couldn’t say good buy
      before you closed your eyes.

      You suffered much pain
      But made sure we didn’t see it
      While we were glad you were fine
      You were suddenly no longer in our lives

      The blow was hard, the shock severe
      To part with one we loved so dear
      Our loss is great, we will not complain
      But trust in GOD to meet you again

      Our family chain is broken
      Nothing seems the same
      But as GOD calls us all one by one
      The link shall join again !!!!!!

    • I’m so saddened to hear about Jimmy passing. He always made me laugh.
      Such a good guy. He will be missed. My condolences to the family.

    • So sorry to hear about Jimmy passing on. I have such great memories of times I had with him. I still laugh when I think of a moment in Mrs. Lundeen’s class as well as some great memories in the huddle during football games. Jimmy was definitely one of a kind and will be missed by many. Here’s to Jimmy and I cannot wait to see him again someday. Rest in peace my friend and classmate!!! God Bless your soul!

    • Jim and Kay, I am so sorry to hear of your son’s passing. My deepest sympathies and prayers for you and your family.

    • So sorry to hear this. Jim had such energy and drive to make things happen. My memories from high school when he made you laugh and pick on you or me rather. I will never forget him singing Foxy Lady , truly a great version of it too. He will be missed and God will get some laughs. Thinking of Jim’s family today and in the coming days. God Bless!