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Funeral Service for Jim Dampier

Posted on Mon, Feb 8, 2010

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James Robert Dampier
(June 2, 1926 - February 8, 2010)

 

 James Robert Dampier, age 83, of La Farge, died on Monday, February 8, 2010 at Bethel Home in Viroqua. He was born June 2, 1926 in Janesville, the son of James R. and Lola (Page) Dampier. James proudly served his country in the Navy from 1942 until 1946. Following his discharge, James worked for G.M.A.D. in Janesville. He was united in marriage with Jean in 1947, and they divorced in 1970. He later married Bertha, and she died in 1973. On December 30, 1975, James and Wilma Borrison were married. Following his retirement, they retired to La Farge in 1978. He joined the La Farge Fire Department and Rescue Squad, and trained toward becoming a member of the La Farge Police Department. He and Wilma owned and operated the J&W Gun Shop from their home, while he also found time to drive the Vernon County Mini Bus. James loved the La Farge area and had many friends. He transferred his membership to the Jones Lawrence VFW Post 9075 when he moved to La Farge, and also was a member of the Ontario American Legion. He loved to hunt and fish with his family and friends. In 1985, James suffered a severe stroke and became disabled. Later he endured lung surgery and became dependent on oxygen, and had to give up many of the things he loved so much.

Survivors include:

his wife Wilma Dampier of La Farge

four children:

Stanley (Mary) Dampier of White Creek, Wisconsin

Linda Dampier of Janesville

Cheryl Schoonover of Janesville

Machille Taylor of Janesville

four stepchildren:

Larry (Tonda) Borrison of Rockford, Illinois

Wayne Borrison of Sharon, Wisconsin

Linda (Mitch) Kellner of Seward, Illinois

Shawn (Bob) Whaley of Tomah

several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and step grandchildren.

Two sisters in law:

Evelyn Dampier of Fort Myers, Florida

Mary Dampier of Janesville

other relatives and many friends.

James was further preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers: Jerry and Franklin Dampier.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, February 12, 2010 at the LA FARGE FREE METHODIST CHURCH. Pastor Mark Phillips will officiate and burial will be in the Viola Cemetery where military graveside rites will be accorded. Friends may call on Thursday, February 11, 2010 at the SELAND HUSTON FUNERAL HOME in La Farge from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM. Friends may also call at the La Farge Free Methodist church on Friday from 1:00 PM until the time of the service at 2:00 PM. The family suggests memorials be made to the La Farge Area Rescue Squad in James’ memory. The Seland Huston Funeral Home is assisting the family with their arrangements.

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