James W. Burhans, Janesville, WI (1924-2014)

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

James W. Burhans, age 90, passed away peacefully Saturday, May 10th in Hospice at Alden Estates in Jefferson. He was born Jan. 28, 1924 in Elkhorn, WI. He married Joyce Schumacher on Dec. 9, 1949 and had 64 years together.

He served in the Army during World War II. He farmed most of his life and made many friends playing cards at their apartment and senior center.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce; five children: Sandra (Robert), Thomas (Linda, deceased), Patricia (Jack), Steven (Connie) and Edward. He is further survived by two sisters: Marilyn Williams (Richard, deceased) and Gloria (Gary) Justham; seven grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two sisters, 3 brothers-in-law and a daughter-in-law.

The family expresses their gratitude to the staff of Agrace Hospice and Alden Estates for their care.

Visitation will be held at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church on Friday, May 16 from 11 AM to 12 Noon, followed by a memorial service at 12 Noon.  Burial will be private.

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