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James III

September 21, 1935 — September 6, 2009

James (Jim) M. LeCount III, age 73 of Westfield, WI died on September 6, 2009 at his home after a 6 year battle with cancer. He was born on September 21, 1935 in Sturgis, Michigan the son of James & Helen (Yunker) LeCount. Jim graduated from Westmar College in Le Mars, Iowa in 1958 with a degree in History with a minor in Business. From 1959-1961 he served in the US Army in the 48th Medical Battalion, 2nd Armored Division. He later returned to school and received a degree in Social Science and Secondary Education from UW-River Falls in 1965. He was married to Judy A. Strohbeen on June 9, 1962.

Jim began his teaching career at John Muir Junior High School in Wausau, WI teaching 7th grade Geography. He also worked at Doughboy Industries for 6 years, which included 3 years at the Rancho Cucamonga, CA division. His final career was spent working at FCI Oxford where he retired after 20 years of service.

Jim was a member of the Faith United Methodist Church in Westfield and also the Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed watching and cheering for the Packers and Badgers, going fishing, traveling, and walking.

Survivors include: wife, Judy A. (Strohbeen) LeCount; two children, Tammy LeCount-Heo of Pardeeville, WI and Cindy (Bill) Phillips of Portage, WI; 2 grandchildren, Sophia Heo (15) and Christian Heo (9); sister, Roberta (Arthur) Zietlow; brothers Robert (Marian) LeCount and David (Jane) LeCount; sister-in-law, Nancy (Jack) Peterson; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. James M. LeCount II and Helen M. LeCount.

A memorial service for Jim will be held on Friday, September 11, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at Faith United Methodist Church, Westfield with Rev. William Dow officiating. Inurnment will be in Westfield East Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the hour of service at the church. In lieu of flowers memorials are appreciated to American Cancer Society, American Red Cross or Faith United Methodist Church.

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