James Edward Stewart, age 62 of rural Osceola, WI, died at his home on Tuesday, September 20, 2016. Jim was born the son of Carl and Faye (Bearden) Stewart on July 22, 1954 in Little Rock, Arkansas. The family moved to Racine, WI where Jim was raised and graduated from Racine High School. After high school, Jim joined the U.S. Marine Corps. On September 15, 1979, he was married to Rhonda Backstrom in Fall Creek, WI. They moved to rural Osceola, WI in 1984. Jim worked as a service manager for All Weather Roof in Minneapolis, MN for over 35 years retiring in 2012. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding four-wheeler, and going for walks with his dogs. Jim was a hard-working, quiet, conservative man who was generous and caring and always greeted you with a smile. He is preceded in death by his father, Carl Stewart; wife, Rhonda Stewart; and brother, Victor Stewart. Jim is survived by his children, Amber Stewart and Jesse (Terena) Stewart; grandson, Ryan Herbert; mother, Faye Stewart; step-mother, Gail Stewart; siblings, Kenneth Stewart, Terri Leslie, Kim Criner: special friend, Sharon Frauenholtz; and many other relatives and friends. A Funeral Service was held on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 11 am at West Immanuel Lutheran Church in rural Osceola, WI. Visitation was held on Friday, September 23, 2016 from 4-8 pm at West Immanuel Lutheran Church Servant Hall and on Saturday from 10-11 am at the church. Interment was in West Immanuel Cemetery. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services Beebe Chapel of New Richmond.
Amber and Jesse so sorry to hear about your dad. Thoughts and prayers to all of you.
Jim was always one to make you laugh. All through the years when Vic was with us we spent lots of time together as family and friends. I remember when Jim and started dating he was the happiest o had ever seen him. Then not only did Jim have a girl friend I had a friend being so far from home. Jim and Vic always looked forward to their hunting trips and the deer they would bring home they always hung them in my garage Rhonda was always there and glad the mess wasn’t at her house . We all lived together when we were young so we got to know each other well. Jim and Rhonda inspire you to have a relationship. Rhoda and I for hours while the guys worked on the cars. So now I’m here and they are all together. This is a story of memories. Amber and Jessie what a proud papa he was when you 2were born he was smiles from ear to ear what a beautiful life. Rest in Peace Jim and know you are loved.
Sorry to hear hear the sad news about your dad Jesse, and amber. Worked with Jim for years at all weather, couldn’t have had a better service manager. He was just an all around great guy, cared about everyone. The world will be a different place without Jim that s for sure. Wishing the family the during this time of grieving, and healing.
Sorry to hear of the loss.
I wanted to express my condolences to the Stewart family. I’m so sorry for your loss. Losing a loved one in death is a devastating experience that leaves us with feelings of sorrow and grief. However, know that God is going to replace your sadness with joy, and a hope for the future. How? Isaiah 25:8 says, “He will swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe the tears from all faces.” So here Jehovah God has promised that He will eliminate death forever, wiping away the tears that come from losing the ones we love. Furthermore, God has given us the hope of the resurrection, which can mean being reunited with our dead loved ones, once again on a Paradise earth. (John 5:28,29; Revelation 21:4)