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James W. "Jim" Kotek
James 'Jim' W. Kotek James "Jim" W. Kotek, 89, passed away peacefully Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, at his home with his family. He was born July 14, 1931, to Adeline (Arentz) and Frank Kotek, on Middle Ridge. He attended grade school at St. Peter's Catholic School on Middle Ridge and then attended Cashton High School. On Oct. 20, 1951, he married Doris Ann Braschler at St Mary's Catholic Church in Bangor. The next spring he started farming. He loved farming and cared for his crops and cattle. He loved to plant and harvest the corn and would study the farm magazines for new ideas. In his later years he cared for and enjoyed his shorthorns and Angus cattle and enjoyed being a top producer when he sold his cattle. He was a wonderful husband and father and loved and cared for his family. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Doris; and his sons, Jeffrey (Pam) of Decorah, Iowa, James Jr. (Carol) of West Salem, Jonathan of West Salem and Jared (Jenny) of Harmony, Minn.; a daughter, Julie of Dallas, Texas; 16 grandchildren, Crystal (John) Morgan, Sam, Jon (Renee), Janet (Mark), Kortney (Nick) Getter, Elizabeth (Tom) Jostad, Margaret, Jason, Carissa, Justina (Brody) Wandling, Jennifer (Kevin) Hinrichs, Bethany, Katryna, Michael, Erica and Jacob; 16 great-grandchildren, Levi, Maddie, Donovan, Delaney, Landon, Livia, Kora, Connor, Kaylyn, Victoria, Vera, Jeffrey, Frank, Evan, Jenna and Maycn; two sisters-in-law, Alice Kotek and Jean Kotek; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Wilfred and Elmer; and a sister, Lillian Kaiser. A private family service will he held Saturday, Jan. 16, with burial in the Burns Cemetery. The Fossum Funeral and Cremation Service is assisting with the arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.fossumfuneralhome.com . The family offers special thanks to the Mayo Dialysis Unit in Onalaska, for their tender loving care for the past 3 ½ years.
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In memory of
James W. "Jim" Kotek
James 'Jim' W. Kotek James "Jim" W. Kotek, 89, passed away peacefully Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, at his home with his family. He was born July 14, 1931, to Adeline (Arentz) and Frank Kotek, on Middle Ridge. He attended grade school at St. Peter's Catholic School on Middle Ridge and then attended Cashton High School. On Oct. 20, 1951, he married Doris Ann Braschler at St Mary's Catholic Church in Bangor. The next spring he started farming. He loved farming and cared for his crops and cattle. He loved to plant and harvest the corn and would study the farm magazines for new ideas. In his later years he cared for and enjoyed his shorthorns and Angus cattle and enjoyed being a top producer when he sold his cattle. He was a wonderful husband and father and loved and cared for his family. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Doris; and his sons, Jeffrey (Pam) of Decorah, Iowa, James Jr. (Carol) of West Salem, Jonathan of West Salem and Jared (Jenny) of Harmony, Minn.; a daughter, Julie of Dallas, Texas; 16 grandchildren, Crystal (John) Morgan, Sam, Jon (Renee), Janet (Mark), Kortney (Nick) Getter, Elizabeth (Tom) Jostad, Margaret, Jason, Carissa, Justina (Brody) Wandling, Jennifer (Kevin) Hinrichs, Bethany, Katryna, Michael, Erica and Jacob; 16 great-grandchildren, Levi, Maddie, Donovan, Delaney, Landon, Livia, Kora, Connor, Kaylyn, Victoria, Vera, Jeffrey, Frank, Evan, Jenna and Maycn; two sisters-in-law, Alice Kotek and Jean Kotek; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Wilfred and Elmer; and a sister, Lillian Kaiser. A private family service will he held Saturday, Jan. 16, with burial in the Burns Cemetery. The Fossum Funeral and Cremation Service is assisting with the arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.fossumfuneralhome.com . The family offers special thanks to the Mayo Dialysis Unit in Onalaska, for their tender loving care for the past 3 ½ years.
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Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

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Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

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  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

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Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

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  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

By planting memorial trees, you not only honor the life and legacy of your loved one — you also help to preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

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About Memorial Trees

Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

By planting memorial trees, you not only honor the life and legacy of your loved one — you also help to preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

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About Memorial Trees

Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

By planting memorial trees, you not only honor the life and legacy of your loved one — you also help to preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

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Product Details:

  • A digital (PDF) certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s Legacy guest book, noting your contribution.
  • An entry in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improving forest health, improving area watersheds, and will provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

Your choice to plant memorial trees not only honors the life and legacy of your loved one but also helps to improve and preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

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