James D. Hager, 78, of Chippewa Falls, went to be with Jesus while surrounded by his family on Friday, January 1st, 2021 at his residence.
James was born September 30, 1942, in Chippewa Falls, the son of Anton and Vivian (Christensen) Hager. On September 29, 1973 he married Patricia Tomlinson (Booth). James was a Veteran of the US army and served as a military policeman. After being discharged from the military he resided in Arizona, California and Kansas while working in the insurance field. After moving back to Wisconsin, he worked at Uniroyal and several years at Information Providers as an Insurance Inspector. After retirement James worked at Ken Vance Motors as a shuttle driver and loved chatting with the customers.
James loved his family, grandkids, fishing with his 3 fishing buddies Bob, Tom and John, and telling good (and bad) jokes. James was loved by many and will be greatly missed.
James is survived by his wife, Patricia; and two daughters, Michelle (David) Rubesch and Jennifer Hager; two brothers, Duane (Bev) Hager and Keith (Linda) Hager; one sister, Carol (Cecil) Audorff; 4 grandchildren, Emily, Sydney, Jacob and Isabel Rubesch; and several nieces and nephews.
James was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Glenna; and brother-in-law, Darrell Annis.
Funeral services will be a 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 9,2021, at Harvestime Church, 341 W. Prairie View Rd, Chippewa Falls with a visitation beginning at 10 a.m. at church. Pastor Gaylon Woerner will be officiating. Interment will be at a later date in the Northern WI Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spooner.
“ For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to St. Jude Research Children’s Hospital www.stjude.org