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James M. Easton

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James M. Easton

Wisconsin Rapids - James M. Easton, age 46, of Wisconsin Rapids, WI died Monday, January 1, 2018 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, Wausau, WI as a result of an accidental fall.

Funeral Services are 11:00 AM Friday, January 5, 2018 at Crossview Church at 1000 E. Riverview Expressway in Wisconsin Rapids, WI. Pastor Dan DeRoche will officiate. Visitation will be held at Crossview Church from 4:00-8:00 PM Thursday and Friday morning at the Church from 9:30-11:00 AM. Ritchay Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids, WI is assisting the family. Online condolences can be sent to

Jim was born September 14, 1971 in Kenosha, WI and was raised by his mother and step-father, Jan and Glenn Hackler. He married Wendy L. Krause on June 28, 1997 in Racine, WI. Jim was a firefighter/paramedic for the City of Wisconsin Rapids for 23 years. Jim was a secretary/treasurer for the Wisconsin Rapids Firefighters Association and was secretary of IAFF Local 425. He enjoyed NASCAR, camping and football, especially the Green Bay Packers. Jim was a great husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend and was also a "brother" to his fellow firefighters.

Jim is survived by his wife, Wendy; two children, Kellee and Zachary; mother, Jan Hackler of Kenosha, WI; three sisters, Jamie (Scott) Robinson of Arizona, Julie Nelson of Kenosha, WI and Jodie (significant other- Rodney) Easton of Arizona and is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and numerous friends.

Jim was preceded in death by his father, James and stepfather, Glenn Hackler.

"In his death, Jim continued to save lives through organ donation."
Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on Jan. 3, 2018
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