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James “Jim” “Jazz” M. Jaslowski

James “Jim” “Jazz” M. Jaslowski James “Jim” “Jazz” M. Jaslowski


James “Jim” “Jazz” M. Jaslowski, 75, a longtime Medford area resident, died on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, Palliative Care Unit, where he had been a patient for the past two days. For the last two and half years, he has resided at Aspirus Care and Rehab in Medford. Memorial services for Jim will take place at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford with Father Patrick O’Connell officiating and military rites will be performed by the Medford Area Military Honors Team. Visitation will be at the church on Saturday from 12 p.m. until the time of service. Interment of his cremated remains will take place at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery at a later date.

Jim was born on April 24, 1944 in Medford, the son of Michael J. and Gertrude H. (Totzke) Jaslowski. He attended Holy Rosary Grade School and was a 1963 graduate of Medford High School. Jim was previously married and later divorced. After his education, he worked for Richard Williams Construction, Weather Shield Mfg. and Tombstone Pizza Corp. until ill health forced his retirement in 1999. He retired from the Wisconsin National Guard after 21 years of service in 1991. Jim loved hunting and fishing, made thousands of fishing jig’s and fly’s and sold them as Jazz’s Jigs. He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church of Medford and the Medford American Legion.

Survivors include his siblings, Barbara (Marvin) Egle of Ladysmith, Julee Roudebush of Algonquin, Ill. and Daniel of Medford. He is further survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law, Jim Roudebush.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for memorial contributions be given to Holy Rosary School of Medford.

Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake is serving the family. For online condolences, please visit

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