James “Jim” C. Jewell, 76, a former Stevens Point and Amherst resident, died Sunday, Dec. 24, 2000, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield following complications from lung cancer surgery.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Jungers-Holly Funeral Home in Amherst.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home until the services.
A gathering will follow the services at the home of Pam Jewell in Amherst.
Mr. Jewell was born May 1, 1924, in Wisconsin Rapids, a son of the late Clarence and Maude (Bushey) Jewell. He grew up in Stevens Point.
He entered the U.S. Army in 1940, serving in both World War II and the Korean War. He received many awards for distinguished service, including the Bronze Star and Combat Infantry Badge with the 94th Division in Europe. He was discharged in 1954.
He was married to Genevieve Lepak on Dec. 4, 1948, at Paducah, Ky.
After military service, he was employed by Gross Common Carrier in Wisconsin Dells and later moved to Wisconsin Rapids to work for CW Transport. In 1964 he began at Haessly & Haessly in Nekoosa, working there for more than 25 years before retiring in 1989.
After retirement, he and his wife ran the Journey’s End Bed & Breakfast in Amherst. They moved back to Wisconsin Rapids in 1994.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Perry (Sheryl), Stevens Point, and Leonard (Geri), Cottage Grove, Minn.; three daughters, Dr. Kay Jewell, Madison, Pam (Peter Blenker) Jewell, Amherst, and Glenda Jewell, Stevens Point; one sister, Millie (John) Margis, Nekoosa; and 12 grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers and six sisters.