John "Jim" Kane, Janesville/Spring Green, WI
October 3, 1944 - March 5, 2017
John “Jim” or “JJ” James Kane, age 72, of Janesville passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Sunday, March 5, 2017. Born in Dodgeville, WI on October 3, 1944 to Joseph and Loretta Blanche Kane of Clyde, WI, he graduated from Lone Rock High School, the Class of 1963. Jim proudly served his country in the 1st Cavalry Division of the Army, which included a tour in Vietnam. Jim was employed by General Motors in Janesville, WI for 35 years, retiring in 2002. He was a member of the V.F.W., the American Legion of Lone Rock, and the Janesville Moose Club. Jim enjoyed taking the road less traveled, and knew every back road in the area that he loved. Since retirement, Jim has spent a good deal of his time on Lake Koshkonong, where cook-outs, laughing, boating, and telling stories to his many friends and family were of great enjoyment to him.
Most important to Jim was his pride in his children, Amanda Kane (Todd Cullen) of Janesville, and Meaghun (Jonathan) Darab of Hillsborough, NC. Jim is survived by oldest son, Christopher (Robin) Walsh of Arlington, WI; and granddaughters, Charlotte Darab, and Rachel and Abigail Walsh. Jim is further survived by brothers, Mike (LuAnn) Kane of Janesville, WI and Tom (Linda) of Clyde, WI; sister, Mary Kane of Rockford, IL; and former spouse, Elizabeth (Barton) Kane of Madison, WI; as well as many loving family and friends. Jim was preceded in death by his parents; and his grandson, Benjamin Kane Darab, and will be holding them close as they meet again.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, March 10, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lone Rock. Father Wesley Janowski will officiate with burial in St. Malachy's Catholic Cemetery in Clyde Township where military graveside rites will be conducted by the Lone Rock American Legion Post #383. Visitation will be held on Friday at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of the Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lone Rock American Legion. Online condolences available at www.staffordfuneralhomes.com. The Richardson-Stafford Funeral Home in Spring Green is assisting the family with the arrangements.