James A. Clarke
March 14, 1936 - February 13, 2010
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St. Matthew Ev. Lutheran Church
129 South Mason Street
Appleton, WI
Friday 2/19, 9:00 am
St. Matthew Ev. Lutheran Church
129 South Mason Street
Appleton, WI
Friday 2/19, 11:00 am
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
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Clarke, James A. “Jim” Appleton Age 73, passed away at home on Saturday, February 13, 2010. He was born in Superior, WI on March, 14, 1936 the son of the late James and Lillian (Larson) Clarke. Jim was proud to have served in the United States Navy. On May 2, 1969 he married Violet “Vi”…

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Mary McGowan-Oxley left a message on February 19, 2010:
I too remember our summer trips to Wisconsin and all the fun we had. And I'll never forget that "stinky" Wisconsin cheese he sent to my dad and us (to rub it in) when the Packers beat the Patriots in the Superbowl = ) Aunt Vi, Sandy, Wendy, Jimmy, Dennis, Carrie, and Kristy: I am very sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts during this difficult time. Uncle Jim was such a great man and I will always remember him fondly. Sincerely, Mary McGowan-Oxley & family
Martha McGowan left a message on February 18, 2010:
It is an honor to have known Jim, he was A#1! Jim made my sister,Vi and her daughters happy. He was a loving proud grandfather. He always had a smile, or positive word. Jim will be greatly missed, but fondly remembered always.
James (Jamie) McGowan left a message on February 18, 2010:
I will always remember Uncle Jim with fond memories. Memories of our family visits to California and Wisconsin as a kid are still vivid. I remember the summer he got his boat, and took us all out on the Fox river. I remember it was a classic wooden boat, I believe it was a Thompson Boat and he was very proud of it. I can also remember riding in the big white van he had back then, towing the boat to the ramp. I remember trips to the Wisconsin dells with the whole gang of kids (me, Mike, Mary, Jimmy, Punky, Carrie, Kristy.) Uncle Jim was always fun to be around and made sure all of us kids always had a great time. I remember him loading all of us kids in the car for a trip to the frozen custard place down the street from the house. I found out later that Uncle Jim was a proud US Navy Veteran, and a member of the Tin Can Sailors. I remember visiting with him and Aunt Violet on a business trip that brought me to Appleton a few years ago. We swapped sea stories for hours! He will definitely be missed. As I sit here typing this, the memories all come flooding back and I realize more and more how very special he was, and how fortunate I was to have him as an uncle.
Debbie Snyder left a message on February 17, 2010:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. Jim was a great guy and will be missed. May he enjoy his new home in heaven.
Robert and Kelly Lawson left a message on February 16, 2010:
Wendy and Gary, May God be with you and your family during this time.
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Barb & Floyd ( Red) Watkins left a message on February 14, 2010:
Vi, You and Jim are our wonderful neighbors. We are both going to miss him so much. If I can help you with anything, leave me know. I,ll miss the visits on the back porch and your great Mexican tacos.
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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