BEEDE, James C., age 77
Died: Friday, April 30th, 2021
Celebration of Life: 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, JUNE 5, 2021 at the Holcombe United Methodist Church (27841 Co Hwy M, Holcombe, WI 54745, 715-595-4967)
Visitation: 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday at the church
Interment: will be held at a later date
In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer memorials in memory of Jim be given to either:
United Methodist Committee On Relief (UMCOR) https://umcmission.org/give-to-umcor/,
Feed My People https://www.fmpfoodbank.org/,
or the Samaritan Fund at Holcombe United Methodist Church
James "Jim" C. Beede, age 77, of Tony died on Friday, April 30, 2021 at Marshfield Medical Center in Marshfield.
Jim was born on July 31, 1943 to the late Clifford and Clara (Ronnei) Beede in Whitehall, Wisconsin. He grew up on the family farm and attended school in Hixton until the family moved to Eau Claire. Jim graduated from Memorial High School and then received his B.S. in Chemistry from UW-EC. On December 28, 1961, he married Mary E. Clark at Olivet Evangelical United Brethren Church (now Chapel Heights) in Eau Claire.
Jim's lifelong career was in the paper industry; working with Archer Daniels Midland, American Can Corp/James River, Mosinee Paper, and then retiring from City Forest in Ladysmith. He gave his free time volunteering with Habitat for Humanity and the United Methodist Church where he served in lay ministry which included preaching and teaching Adult Sunday School and Confirmation.
Being in the outdoors was a passion of Jim's. He truly loved the annual deer camp gatherings of family and friends for deer hunting. He looked forward to casting a line fishing in Canada or the trout streams of Wisconsin and Montana. But the Golden Wings Game Farm in Wild Rose, WI held a special place in his heart. Jim was a committed owner of the farm; planting trees, mowing trails, and getting everything ready for pheasant season.
Family was the other joy of his life. As his girls grew, they blessed his life with many memories over the years. They eventually added son-in-laws and grandchildren to the mix with Jim and Mary attending many of their sporting and dance events.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mary; daughters, Jamie (Mark) Babbitts and Alyson (Lee) Halbrook; grandchildren, Emily (Jacob) Ciula, Sara (Luke) Behm, Alex Halbrook, Ellen (Andrew) Cravens; great grandson, Miles Ciula; sisters-in-law, Marie and Lynne Beede; brother-in-law, Tom (Mary) Clark; many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Jim was preceded in death by his brothers, Frederic (11/16/2011) and Roger (1/4/2020).