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James E. Deschler
James E. Deschler, 76, a resident of Kenosha, died Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at Sheridan Medical Complex.
Jim was born April 2, 1938, in Racine to the late Edward and Louise (Putman) Deschler. He was educated in the schools of Racine. Jim served in the U.S. Air Force from 1956-1960. On Oct. 6, 1984, he was united in marriage to Leslie Beal at Kenoshas Wesley United Methodist Church.
Jim made his living as a property owner and manager in Racine. He was an avid hand gun enthusiast and was known for putting on target shooting exhibitions. He loved sports and enjoyed discussing current affairs and local politics.
Jim lost his vision at age 35 and was very involved as a volunteer coordinator for Visually Impaired Services. Jim also worked with the Wisconsin Council of the Blind. He was a gifted public speaker and once appeared before the State Senate in an attempt to keep the Janesville School for the Blind from closing. He also spoke at local schools and was an associate member of the Lions Club.
Jim is survived by his sister-in-law, Rhonda Deschler of Kenosha and nephew, Matthew (Kelli) Deschler of Racine, and great nieces Natalie, Gabriella and Aubrey all of Racine. He is further survived by many cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and one brother Melvin.
As per his wishes, services are private.
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Published online at KenoshaNews.com from June 11 to June 13, 2014