James A. Ohlfs, 70James A. "Jim" Ohlfs, age 70, of New Richmond, passed away Sunday, Jan. 6, at Westfields Hospital.
James A. "Jim" Ohlfs, age 70, of New Richmond, passed away Sunday, Jan. 6, at Westfields Hospital.
He was born the son of Albert and Elizabeth (Forster) Ohlfs on Aug. 31, 1942, in Ladysmith, Wis. He served his country in the U.S. Navy, and after his military service, he married his high school sweetheart, Mary Kaye Amundson, on Oct. 1, 1966, in New Richmond. He enjoyed a career in the customer service department at Doboy. He also worked as a master cabinet maker and as a custodian for the New Richmond School District.
Jim was very involved in Boy Scouts and the New Richmond High School Band program. For many years, he served on the board of directors at the New Richmond Community Child Care Center. He was a member of the New Richmond United Methodist Church and an avid Green Bay Packers Fan. He spent many hours on his John Deere tractor and loved camping and woodworking.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Patricia "Pat" Leavens, Virginia "Gini" Rutledge; and niece Diane "DeDe" Leavens.
Jim is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Mary Kaye; sons, Greg (Wendy Trice) Ohlfs, Kevin (Cat) Ohlfs; grandchildren, Kristen, Rebecca, Kaitlyn, Zackary; brother, Richard Ohlfs; numerous nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11, at the New Richmond United Methodist Church. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at Bakken-Young Beebe Chapel in New Richmond, and Friday from 10-11 a.m. at church. Interment will be in the New Richmond Cemetery with the American Legion Post #80 of New Richmond providing honors.
Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services Beebe Chapel of New Richmond.
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