Obit: Hodowanic, James E. (1962
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Hodowanic, Schultze, Headrick, Goettl, Luzinski, Vircks
----Source: Plombon Funeral Home (Stanley, Clark Co., WI) 10/17/2020
Hodowanic, James E. (20 February 1962 – 23 June 2019)
James E. Hodowanic, 57, of Cornell, died on June 23, 2019 at Sacred Heart Hospital.
James was born on February 20, 1962 in Chippewa Falls, to Eugene and Barbara (Schultze) Hodowanic. He attended Stanley-Boyd High School and went on to Chippewa Valley Technical College. On July 23, 1983, James married Mary Headrick, his high school sweetheart, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Stanley. James (Jim) started working at Chippewa Valley Electric in Cornell on January 2, 1985. He was a dedicated employee who loved his job all 34 years and was recently promoted to Operations Manager. Jim had a great sense of humor and enjoyed always getting the last word - there was never a dull moment with Jim around. He was someone you could always rely on and was committed to serving his family and community. Jim was a family man and was so proud of his children and grandchildren. Jim was a dedicated husband, father and grandfather, and prioritized always being there for his family. He spent countless days watching them in their sporting activities and accomplishments over the years. His family was his greatest joy.
James is survived by his wife Mary Hodowanic, his children Craig (Danielle) of Chippewa Falls; Eric (Kelsey) of Eau Claire; Corey (Emma) of Dallas, Texas; Four grandchildren Blake, Brantley, Beau and Owen, and soon-to-be grandchild due in December. He is also survived by his mother Barb Hodowanic; grandmother, Margaret Schultze; his siblings, Rick (Brenda) Hodowanic of Stanley; Sherry (Don) Goettl of Stanley; Diane Hodowanic of Thorp; Pam (Loren) Luzinski of Menomonie; and Kristy (Darren) Vircks of Stanley. James is also survived by 18 nieces and nephews and 19 great nieces and nephews.
James is preceded in death by his father Eugene; his mother and father-in-law Ray and Betty Headrick; his maternal grandfather Jim Schultze, and paternal grandparents George and Margret Hodowanic.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Stanley at 12 p.m. Visitation will take place from 4 – 8 p.m. at Plombon Funeral Home in Stanley, on Friday, June 28, 2019, as well as one hour prior at the church on Saturday.
Burial will take place at Evergreen Cemetery in Stanley after the funeral service.
Plombon Funeral Home assisted the family.
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