James J. Blonien

James Joseph Blonien, 53, was born into eternal life April 28, 2012, at his home in Rudolph.

A mass of Christian burial will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, May 5, at St. Philip The Apostle in Rudolph. The Rev. Timothy Welles will officiate. Inurnment will be in All Souls Cemetery, Rudolph.

Friends may call 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., with a rosary prayer at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, all at St. Philip The Apostle.

Jim was born to the late Joseph George and Mable Alloway and was adopted at an early age by the late Lillian Blonien, a very caring and loving mother. He is a 1977 graduate of Assumption High School and later attended Mid-State Technical College. Jim married Tammy Roseno Sept. 19, 1987, at St. Philip The Apostle in Rudolph. He provided for his family by working as an electrician with IBEW Local 388.

Jim was so proud of his daughter, Nicole, and treasured the time he spent with her. He took great pleasure in sharing his quick wit and funny sense of humor with family and friends. In his free time, Jim enjoyed spending time outdoors, going on 4-wheeler trail rides, camping, and fishing. He received his love of road trips from his mother, Lillian.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 24 years, Tammy; the light of his life, daughter Nicole; siblings, JoAnn (Ron) Giese of Marshfield, Carole (Harvey ) White of Iron River, Mich., Jeanette George of Iron River, Mich., and Hazel George of Crandon; adventure buddy, Emmet Peterson; special cousins, Jody and Terry Fochs; big brother, Andy Goodson; and extended family and friends. He is preceded in death by his brother, Gerald George.

Taylor, Vollert and Jennings Funeral Home is assisting the family.

A special word of thanks goes to the family, friends, and neighbors for your prayers, friendship, and support; to Christy and the Rudolph First Responders and to the amazing doctors who cared for Jim: Dr. Perryman, Dawn, Dr. Currier, Dr. Hartigan, Shiela, Dr. Moore, Dr. Nichols, Dr. Edell, Dr. Carlsen, Dr. Berbari and Dr. Karla, for your hope and compassion we will be forever grateful.

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Funeral Home

Herman-Taylor Funeral Home and Cremation Center
2201 CHESTNUT STREET Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
715-423-5460

Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune from May 2 to May 4, 2012