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James M. Rydlund

July 28, 1947 — June 15, 2023

Jim Falls

James M. Rydlund

James “Jim” M. Rydlund, 75, of Jim Falls, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 15, 2023, at home surrounded by family.

Jim was born in Ladysmith, WI to Victor and Kate (Erkman) Rydlund on July 28, 1947. Jim graduated from the Eau Claire Vocational, Technical and Adult School in 1967. He worked in construction at Market & Johnson until he retired to care for his late wife, Julie, in 2004.

Jim was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who took pride in his family. He enjoyed working with his hands, hunting, fishing, watching his children/grandchildren’s sporting activities, playing and coaching baseball and softball, and taking long drives around the countryside. He also loved sharing stories and visiting with neighbors and friends.

Jim was preceded in death by his wife, Julie; parents; and brothers, Bernie (Betty) and Billy.

Jim is survived by his children, Carrie (Monte) Abbiehl of Ladysmith, Dan (Amy) of Ladysmith, Katie (James) Plendl of Chippewa Falls, and Andrew (Hannah) of West St. Paul; grandchildren, Brendan (Madeline) Rogers, Hannah Abbiehl, Camryn Rogers, Dylan Abbiehl, Grant Rydlund, Emma Plendl, Jack Plendl, Leopold Rydlund, Gabriel Rydlund, Henry Plendl, and Abigail Rydlund; and an upcoming great-grandchild. Jim is further survived by his sister, Judy (Terry) Nelson; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m., on Tuesday, June 20 at Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel, Chippewa Falls with a Vigil Service at 4 p.m. and Rosary at 7 p.m.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 21 at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Chippewa Falls. The Rev. Msgr. Michael J. Gorman and Rev. William P. Felix will be celebrants of the service. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. at the church on Wednesday. Interment will be in the Chapel of Hope Mausoleum, Chippewa Falls.

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Past Services

Visitation

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services

44 East Columbia Street, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

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Vigil Service

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Starts at 4:00 pm (Central time)

Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services

44 East Columbia Street, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

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Rosary

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Starts at 7:00 pm (Central time)

Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services

44 East Columbia Street, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

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Visitation

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church

810 Pearl St, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

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Mass

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church

810 Pearl St, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

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