Obit: Asplund, James T. (1941 - 2018)

Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Asplund, Asplund-Miller, Hayton, Krueger, LaRock, Ramker, Schuh, Wedin, Wilke

----Source: The Tribune-Phonograph (Abbotsford, WI) 3/12/2018

Asplund, James T. (24 NOV 1941 - 9 MAR 2018)

James T. Asplund, 76, Owen, passed away on Friday, March 9, 2018, at the Marshfield Medical Center.

James was born on November 24, 1941, in Chippewa Falls to Lloyd H. and Esther (Wedin) Hayton. He was united in marriage to Lois F. Schuh on Aug. 4, 2001. He worked as a farmer and then as a truck driver until his retirement.

He was a very generous man who was known to bring hitchhikers home from the road and give them a warm bed for a night and breakfast the next morning. James enjoyed hunting and fishing whenever he could, puttering out in the yard, and especially taking drives to visit family. As a trucker, James had been to all the lower 48 states and into Canada. He will be fondly remembered as a jokester/storyteller, and for being the “life of the party.”

James is survived by his wife, Lois Asplund of Owen; children, Donna Krueger of Marshfield, Jennifer (David) LaRock of Withee, Greg Asplund of Colby, Sheryl (Michael) Asplund-Miller of Denver, Colo., Brian (Sue) Asplund of Stratford and Jimmy (Jackie) Asplund of Stratford; step children, Scott Wilke of Evansville and Holly (Dan) Wilke of Withee. He is further survived by 16 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and his former wife, Sandy (Ramker) Asplund.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Rembs Funeral Home, Marshfield, is assisting the family.

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