Jim Phernetton, age 81 of Beldenville, WI, died on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at the Lutheran Home in River Falls, WI. Jim was born the son of Russell and Clara (Zarbuck) Phernetton on October 1, 1931 in Spring Valley, WI. He grew up in Pierce County, WI spending most of his life near Beldenville, WI. He graduated from Spring Valley High School. Jim served in the Air Force. He was stationed in Alaska and California. When he returned from service, Jim went to work for Bob’s Litho Printing in the Twin Cities, retiring in the early 1990’s. Jim loved flowers and could make anything grow. He enjoyed spending time visiting with family and friends. Jim was hard working and friendly. He is preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Clara Phernetton; brother, Lawrence (Connie) Phernetton; and sister, Doris (Dave) Sacket; brother-in-law, Robert Forton. He is survived by his brothers, Allen (Marion) Phernetton, Tom (Sue) Phernetton; sisters, Laurene (Lee) Kline, Beverly Forton; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A Memorial Gathering was held on Saturday, May 11, 2013 from 10am – 12 noon with a memory sharing service at 11:30 and a luncheon following at the Bakken-Young Funeral Home River Falls, WI. Interment was in the Beldenville Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Parkinson’s Research. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of River Falls.