James R. Hughes
James R. Hughes, 84, Junction City, died Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, at Ministry St. Michael’s Hospital, Stevens Point.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Junction City, with Rev. John Ofori-Domah officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, at Martens/Rembs Funeral Home, Junction City, and from 9 a.m. until services Friday, Sept. 8, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church.
Mr. Hughes was born Dec. 11, 1932, in Marshfield to Raymond and Matilda (McHugh) Hughes. He was a 1951 graduate of P.J. Jacobs High School. He had worked in the family business, Hughes Service in Milladore, for more than 70 years, serving many people and making many friends.
He had served in the Wisconsin National Guard and was a volunteer firefighter for the village of Junction City. He was a Green Bay Packers fan and enjoyed hunting, camping, playing cards and especially enjoyed his family.
He was married to Eunice J. Joosten Sept. 29, 1953, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Junction City.
Mr. Hughes is survived by his wife of 63 years, Eunice; their children, Rick (Kim) Hughes, Byron, Ill., Randy (Candy) Hughes, Racine, Barb (Pat) Jelinski, Plover, and Kim (Steve) Hodgson, Plover; 10 grandchildren, Erin, Shaun, Patrick, Nicholas, Mackenzie, Heidi, Haley, Brittney, Samantha and Kylie; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Audrey (Robert) Heitzinger, Milladore, and Grace (Ron) Minch, Vesper.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Mark Hughes; and a sister, Dawne Haasl.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be designated in his name to the Hope is Building Campaign for the new breast cancer care center in Stevens Point.
Condolences may be sent online to www.rembsfh.com