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James L. King

October 4, 1929 ~ August 27, 2018 (age 88)

James (Jim) LeRoy King died in his home on August 27, 2018 in Coon Valley, WI at the age of 88. 

Jim was born on Oct. 4, 1929 in LaCrosse to Sylvester and Mabel (Moen) King.  He graduated from Coon Valley Graded School in 1944.  He married Mary Hoff in 1960 on her parent’s farm outside of Chaseburg, WI.  After moving to their own farm outside of Coon Valley, Jim began working for Norplex in LaCrosse, while Mary taught school.  He spent many years farming, raising tobacco, hunting, fishing, trapping, and working second shift at Norplex. They had one daughter, Amy, and they enjoyed many things over the years from hunting raccoons to teaching her how to drive a car!  Becoming a grandpa was a treasure for Jim.  Haakon and grandpa spent much time together; working on the farm, playing with Scooter, gardening, fishing for trout, and taking drives to look for turkey and deer. Jim is survived by daughter Amy (Keith) Mathison and grandson Haakon; 2 brothers, Sylvester (Janet) and Raymond (Karen) King and several nieces and nephews.  He is preceded in death by his wife Mary Hoff King, his parents, and a sister Alice.

Jim was a quiet, generous, and humble man who loved his family.  Blessed be his memory.

 A visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 at the Seland Funeral Home in Coon Valley.  Pastor William Horn will lead a prayer service at 6:30 p.m.  Private family burial will be in the Middle Coon Valley Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to Middle Coon Valley Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be given at 

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