JAMES R. "JIM" KLANCHER, age 94, of Owen, WI, formerly of Greenwood, WI, peacefully passed away on Sunday, April 30, 2023 at Marshfield Medical Center in Marshfield, WI. Funeral services will be held at 11am on Monday, May 8, 2023 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greenwood. Rev. Emmanuel Famiyeh will officiate, and burial will follow in Holy Family Catholic Cemetery in Willard, WI. Visitation will be held at the church, on Monday, from 10am until time of service.
James Robert Klancher was born on October 4, 1928 in West Allis, WI, the only child of Frank J. and Caroline E. (Godec) Klancher. His parents moved to Willard in 1930, and Jim attended St. Mary's Catholic School in Greenwood through the 8th grade. He later worked at O&N Lumber in Greenwood, that later became United Building Center, which his father managed. Jim moved back to West Allis in 1965 and worked at Briggs & Stratton until retiring in 1985. He returned to Greenwood, and lived with his mother until her death in 2002. Jim remained at home until entering the Clark County Living & Rehab Center in Owen, in 2012.
He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, the K.S.K.J. Lodge #136, and the Slovenska Druzba Club in Willard.
Jim had many interests, but especially loved Polka music, dancing, car rides, going out to eat, and socializing with anybody and everybody.
He is survived by cousins and friends.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents.
Special thanks to the staff at Clark County Rehab & Living Center for the care given to Jim these past 11 years.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.cuddiefh.com.
Cuddie Funeral Home of Greenwood, WI is assisting the family with arrangements.
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