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Jim Fitzmaurice

April 9, 1931 — March 6, 2011

Jim Fitzmaurice, age 79, of Neillsville, WI died Sunday, March 6, 2011 at his residence on 4th Street in Neillsville.James Fitzmaurice was born on April 9, 1931 in Humbird, WI the son of John D. and Hannah G. (Steies) Fitzmaurice. He attended school in Humbird and then worked at the Humbird Canning Factory. In 1953, Jim began working at the Nelson Muffler Factory in Neillsville. He worked there for 43 years, during this time he occasionally would help at the cranberry marsh in Pray, WI when they needed him and he also mowed the grass and helped with the upkeep at the Tuft's Mansion in Neillsville. He retired from Nelson in 1996 and then enjoyed going for his morning coffee and visiting with the other retirees at Donna's Cozy Kitchen.Jim was an avid deer hunter and he also enjoyed tinkering with automobiles in his spare time.He is survived by three sons, Jeff (Lana) Fitzmaurice, Rick (Gretchen) Fitzmaurice and Randy Fitzmaurice all of Neillsville, four grandchildren, Jesse, Jeremy, Danae and Nikki, Eight Great Grandchildren, a sister-in-law, Edith Fitzmaurice of Humbird, WI and many nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents, and five brothers, Tom, David, Gerald "Bun", Jake and Rusty.Memorial Services for Jim will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 10, 2011 at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville. Pastor Douglas Bjerke will officiate. Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., Thursday at the Gesche Funeral Home.Funeral Home:Gesche Funeral Home4 South Grand AvenueNeillsville, WIUS 54456
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