Jim Wall

Born: Tue., Jul. 6, 1943
Died: Fri., Apr. 21, 2017


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Apr. 25, 2017
Location: Keehr Funeral Home

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Wed., Apr. 26, 2017
Location: Gilman Lutheran Church

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Jim Wall, 73 of Wilson, Wisconsin died Friday, April 21, 2017 at Mayo Clinic Health System in Menomonie.

Memorial service will be Wednesday, April 26 at 11 a.m. at Gilman Lutheran Church, Spring Valley.

Visitation will be Tuesday, April 25 from 5-8 p.m. at Keehr Funeral Home, Spring Valley and one hour prior to the service at church on Wednesday.

James Allen Wall, age 73, of Wilson, WI died April 21, 2017, at Mayo Health System, Menomonie,WI following respiratory failure.

Jim was born on July 6, 1943, in Baldwin, WI to Leonard and Malinda (Kelm) Wall.
He grew up in Emerald and graduated from Glenwood City High School in 1961.  He attended the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, and graduated in 1967 with a degree in Education.  He taught school in Ripon, WI for a brief time.

He moved his family to Spring Valley in 1968 where he partnered with his father for many years owning and operating Spring Valley and Wilson Elevators.  Upon retirement, he substitute taught in Spring Valley and surrounding area schools.

Beginning in the early 1970’s, Jim was a youth leader for Luther League at the Gilman Church, and served on the Spring Valley Village Board.  He joined Spring Valley Fire Department—eventually serving the role of Assistant Chief, and was also a long-time member of Spring Valley Ambulance.

On September 5, 1981, he married Betty Ann Stark. They enjoyed motorcycling, camping, fishing and gardening.  

Preceding him in death were his parents (Len & Lin); parents-in-law (Harlan & Marjorie Stark); brother Norman Wall; grandson Derek Wall; brothers-in-law (Harold Bartel, Ken Larson, & Jim Furuglyas); and sisters-in-law (Patti Stark & Jean Furugylas).

Survivors include:
wife Betty;
daughters Kim (Chuck) Mensing, Shelly (Chris) Lanning, Terrie (Dave) Johnson, and son Len (Susan) Wall;  
grandchildren Cole & Trey Mensing, Gracyn & Bowden Lanning, James & Sydney Powell, and Gianna Wall;
sister Joan Larson, brother Bob (Peg) Wall, and sister-in-law Lucy Wall;
brothers- and sisters-in-law Marlene (Dave) Kautz, Harold (Jan) Stark, Wayne (Loretta) Stark, Nita (Tim) Dougherty, Myron (Ruth) Stark, Joe (Brenda) Stark;
many cousins, nieces, nephews, and other relatives;
and many, many friends.

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Jeannie Hague-Mandelkow
   Posted Fri April 21, 2017
Sorry for your loss Betty and your families. Jim will be watching over all of you. They are always with you in good times and bad.

Ginny Wolske
   Posted Fri April 21, 2017
Betty and Jim's family
My sympathies to you all of you.
Jim was a blast. Many many laughs at work. He will missed by many.

Stanley M Larson Jr.
   Posted Sat April 22, 2017
I knew Jim for many-many years &He &I did some stuff at each other home over the years

Pegi Ficken
   Posted Sat April 22, 2017
So sorry to hear this. Jim was one of the nicest and most helpful men I've known

Steve and Debbie Gregerson family
   Posted Mon April 24, 2017
We are so super sad about the passing of Jim. He has been such a fun neighbor to have all the years we have been in Wilson. We have had good laughs over the years, Steve and Jim for sure. He will be missed. Hugs from the Gregerson families.

Patty Germaine (Ken Larson's daughter)
   Posted Mon April 24, 2017
I'm so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. I know that Jim was very special to our Dad and he enjoyed the time that they spent together. Sending thoughts of comfort to the Wall and Heath families.

Tod Jorgenson
   Posted Mon April 24, 2017

GARDEN PATH was sent by Spring Valley Area Ambulance .

Kari (Skow) Jensen
   Posted Tue April 25, 2017
Kim, "Tay-wah", and Family,

My heart is with you! I was so sorry to hear of your loss, and share the grief so many are feeling today. We're never ready, right? So much to process... may you find strength and comfort in each other and in the memories you share. When I think of Jim, I remember his smile and that wonderful, hearty laugh. He was, without doubt, very loved and respected by many, many people.

Wishing all of you much love, grace and peace,

Kathy Gerber Endersbee
   Posted Wed April 26, 2017
Betty - Thinking of you and all of Jim's family on this sad day. We grew up in Emerald where we were a large "family" who loved and cared for one another. I feel a big hole in my heart for my dear friend and buddy who is no longer with us, but rest assured he will always be remembered and his memory treasured.

Sincerely, Kathy

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