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Winterrowd Funeral Home
Tuesday September 14th, 2021
4:00pm - 7:00pm

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Tuesday September 14th, 2021
4:00pm - 7:00pm

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Memorial Service

Winterrowd Funeral Home
Wednesday September 15th, 2021
11:00am

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Wednesday September 15th, 2021
11:00am

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James "Jim" Hirkala

James “Jim” Thomas Hirkala, 67 born on June 3, 1954, passed away September 9, 2021.

Following cremation, a visitation will be held Tuesday from 4 – 7 PM at the Winterrowd Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 AM at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery.

Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Joe Sedlock (long time best friend), brothers-in-law Bill Englert, Randy Lene, David Jackson, Leonard, Joe, John, Chuck and Gary Reeland, nephews Josh and Seth Besonshek.

He married Ada Reeland on May 29, 1982.  Son of Doris and Joseph Hirkala.  He is survived by his wife Ada, children Ashley (Brent Anderson) Hirkala and Joseph Hirkala.  Grandchildren Brooklyn Anderson and Colt Reeser.  Mother Doris Hirkala, sisters Carol (Bill) Englert, Cyndi (Randy) Lene and Sandie (David) Jackson, Brothers-in-law Leonard (Jackie), Joseph, John, Chuck and Gary Reeland, Sisters-in-law Karen Libby, Jacqueline Bliss, Zelma Logan and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pre ceding him in death was his father Joseph, grandparents Jean and Roy Sornberger, John and Suzanne Hirkala, In-laws Leonard and Loretta Reeland, nephews Kirk and Luke Englert, nieces Miranda and Chrisandra Englert, Nicole and Hannah Harcar and Trisha Logan, brother-in-law James Reeland, sister-in-law Dorothy Reeland.

Jim retired from U.S. Foodservice a fter 35 years of service.  Jim was one in a million.  Always the first to help.  His children and grandchildren were everything to him.  After retiring he was his granddaughters babysitter which was one of his greatest joys and another greatest joy was his grandson Colt.  Jim also took in his niece Michelle Stillwell after her mother passed.  Jim never knew a stranger and was loved by so many and will be deeply missed.  He enjoyed many years fishing with his family at his parents cabin on the Vermillion River and at Lake Chetek.  He took pride in and enjoyed yard work and being with his family.

Our Jim will be met with open arms by his loved ones who passed before him.

Memorials may be directed to a charity of your choice.


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My deepest sympathy Ada , Jim was truly one of a kind . As both of you were classmates I think I can speak for our class from SHS that Jim was a very special person . He will be sadly missed by all

David L. Gahm Sep 17 2021 12:00 AM

Ada, we were so sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. God Bless.

Pamela Liegl and Paul S Sarrazin Sep 15 2021 12:00 AM

Ada, Ashley, Joe and family....our heartfelt sympathy on the loss of Jim. We wish you strength and comfort in the days ahead. Rest in Peace Jim, forever in our hearts. Rick and Margo

Rick and Margo Sep 15 2021 12:00 AM

Ada and family,So very sorry about Jim, our prayers are with you all. Rest In Peace Jim!

Nancy Trainor Sep 13 2021 12:00 AM

To Ada & family -We are so sorry about Jim. Our prayers are with all of you

Joan & Kenny Berta Sep 12 2021 12:00 AM

RIP Jim. Condolences to Ada & family.

Debbie (Dawson) Scott Sep 12 2021 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. My sincere condolences to you and the family,

Pattie (Harasti) Lawrence/Fuquay Varina NC Sep 12 2021 12:00 AM

Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heartsThe Benstines

The Benstines Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Jim will be strongly missed. To have know a man such as him is a true blessing. We are praying for our family. We love you all so much.Karlee, Kevin, Lucas, and Vincent Quail

Karlee, Kevin, Lucas, and Vincent Quail Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Deepest thoughts and sympathy to ada,,Doris, cyndi,and families.we send our deepest condolences! Love linda rogers & freddie.Linda & freddie

Linda & freddie Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

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