James “Jim” Owen Farrell

May 04, 1974 – August 20, 2016

James Owen “Jim” Farrell, age 42, Wabeno and formerly of Gillett, WI, passed away on Saturday, August 20, 2016. He was surrounded by family.

Jim was born in Milwaukee on May 4, 1974, a son of Owen and Joan (Vesbach) Farrell. He was raised in Gillett and was a 1992 graduate of Gillett High School. Jim was light-hearted and loved making those around him smile. He was an avid sports fan, particularly when it came to the Chicago Bull and Chicago Bears and had a deep love of music. In earlier years, Jim worked alongside his family in their restaurant, OJ’s Midtown, and went on to earn a degree in teaching. He spent the last 11 years teaching in the Wabeno School District and was much loved by his students and peers. Jim will forever be remembered for his love of family and friends, students and community. He will be sadly missed.

Jim is survived by his parents, Owen and Joan, his siblings: Tania (Matt) Vleck, Josh (Myriah) Farrell, Emily Farrell and Joe (Hannah Bularz) Farrell. He is further survived by his special grandpa Vesbach (who would tell him: “Jim, the Bears still SUCK!!”), his nieces and nephew: Lyla and Nora, Madelyn, McKenzie and Thomas, aunts and uncles, co-workers and many, many friends.

Jim was preceded in death by his grandparents: Thomas and Jeanette Farrell and Mildred Vesbach.

Friends and relatives may call on the family at the KUEHL FUNERAL HOME (108 E. Main Street, Gillett, WI 54124) on Thursday, August 25, 2016 from 3 to 8 PM and on Friday, August 26, 2016 from 11:30 AM to 12:45 PM. A funeral procession will depart the funeral home promptly at 12:45. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST CATHOLIC CHURCH (127 Garden Avenue, Gillett, WI 54124) at 1 PM by Reverend Dean Dombrowski and Sr. Marla Clercx. Interment will be in St. John Catholic Cemetery.

For those wishing, memorials are appreciated to the family. A memorial scholarship fund in Jim’s memory will be established in the near future.

Services

Visitation
Thursday, August 25, 2016
3:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Kuehl Funeral Home
108 E. Main Street
Gillett, Wisconsin 54124

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Visitation
Friday, August 26, 2016
11:30 AM – 12:45 PM

Kuehl Funeral Home
108 E. Main Street
Gillett, Wisconsin 54124

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Mass of Christian Burial
Friday, August 26, 2016
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

St. John’s Catholic Church
127 Garden Avenue
Gillett, WI 54124

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Visitation
Friday, August 26, 2016
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM

St. John’s Catholic Cemetery
Gillett, Wisconsin

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