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James "Jim" Marheine

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Marheine, James "Jim'

James "Jim" Phillip Marheine, age 86 of Sabula, Iowa, formerly of Hanover, Illinois, and Hernando Beach, Florida, died on Monday, April 7, 2014, at the Elizabeth Nursing Home, Elizabeth, Illinois. A memorial gathering will be held from 11:00 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 12, 2014, at the Hanover V.F.W. a time of fellowship will follow the gathering at the V.F.W. Cremation Rites will be accorded. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Light House Foundation for the Blind in Jim's memory. Friends and family are invited to share in Jim's life at

Jim was born August 23, 1927, the son of Edwin and Ruth (Sailor) Marheine in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. He attended Oshkosh High School, and graduated with the Class of 1944. After which, he attended, and graduated from the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, where he lettered as a cheerleader. He also attended Dunwoody Baker's School. Jim enlisted in the United States Army, and served his country during the Korean War.

Jim worked as a manager for the Heiss bakery in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, for many years. He was a member of the Roman Catholic Church, a past President of the Wisconsin Baker's Association, and was an avid blood donor—donating over 40 gallons of blood in his lifetime. Jim enjoyed watching the Chicago Cub's and Green Bay Packer's, playing cribbage, spending time outdoors hunting, fishing, swimming, and camping. He also loved to travel and go on cruises.

Jim will be dearly missed by his three children, Julie (Jeff) Keddell of Hanover; Lynn Duessmann of Daytona Beach, Florida; Timothy (Sharone) Marheine of Sabula, Iowa; eight grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by two sons, Tony and Joe; his parents, Edwin and Ruth; and two sisters, Joyce and Donna.

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Published in Oshkosh Northwestern on Apr. 9, 2014
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