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James Jewell

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Jewell, James C.

James C. Jewell, former Green Bay area resident, passed away on Sept. 10, 2013, in Yuma, Ariz. Jim was born on Oct. 9, 1928 in Rhinelander, Wis., to the late Chester and Ruth Jewell.

Jim served in the U.S. Navy 1946-48. In 1950. he graduated from Spencerian Business College in Milwaukee. He returned to Rhinelander and married Madeline Guldan in 1952. In 1966, Jim moved his family to Green Bay. While in Green Bay he was a salesman for Moore Business Forms and retired from Form Systems and Services in 1990, returning to live in Rhinelander and Yuma, Ariz., for his retirement years.

In 1986, he married Jean Dailey Nolte and they enjoyed 26 happy years together. Jean and Jim both graduated from Rhinelander High School in 1946 and met again at their 40th class reunion.

Jim was active in many civic groups including serving as President of the Rhinelander Jaycees, President and Lifetime Achievement Member of the De Pere Lions Club, President of the Wednesday Breakfast Optimist Club of Green Bay. Jim also served for six years on the Activities Committee of the Wintergardens Co-op as an active volunteer and chaired many projects.

He is survived by his wife, Jean Nolte-Jewell, Yuma Ariz.; and eight children, Marie Jewell, Milwaukee.; Jeff (Lynn) Jewell, Vacaville Calif.; Kathy (Alan) Secrest, Huntingdon, Penn.; David (Beth) Jewell, Anaheim Hills Calif.; Rebecca (Ken) Nyberg, Green Bay; Mike (Mary)Nolte, Hickory N.C.; Nancy (Nick) Meer, Iola; and Linda (Mike) Rierdon, Green Bay; and his sister, Mildred Meeks, Essex Junction, Vt. He is further survived by 18 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held Sept. 28, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Emerald Springs Retirement Home in Yuma, Ariz. Burial will be at Northland Cemetery in Rhinelander, Wis., at a later date. A memorial fund for Hospice of Yuma has been established in Jim's memory. Messages of condolence can be mailed to Jean Nolte-Jewell, 1475 S 46th Avenue, Yuma, AZ 85364 or e-mail

Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette on Sept. 13, 2013
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