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James “Jim” A. Nohr

James “Jim” A. Nohr James “Jim” A. Nohr

James “Jim” A. Nohr, 83, Cornell, passed away early Tuesday morning, July 7, 2020.

Jim was born Jan. 2, 1937, to Arthur H. Nohr Jr. and Margaret Klein Nohr, in Barton.

He grew up on a little farm near Kohlsville.

Jim served in the U.S. military (Army Reserves and active Navy) for six years, 1956-58, in the Army, and 1958-62, in the Navy.

He married Colleen McDermott in 1961, and they moved to Montana, for a few years, where he worked as a ranch hand and hunting guide before returning to Wisconsin. They moved to Cornell, and established Nohr-Way ranch, where he and his family lived, and farmed, for 50 plus years.

Jim was also a logger and a trucker, always working hard to provide for his family. He loved to farm, log, hunt, fish, camp and travel to the mountains – most of all, he loved God and his Savior, Jesus Christ. He served the Lord with his life; as a Gideon, a church deacon and Sunday School teacher, and in the way he loved his family and neighbors.

He deeply loved his family and is survived by his wife – Colleen; his four children – Heidi (Bob) Hoekstra, Robert (Jody) Nohr, Loralie (Paul) Wallerius and Paul (Geri) Nohr; his 19 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; his brother – John (Cheryl) Nohr; sister – Marita (Charles) Kaehler, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents – Arthur and Margaret; his brother – Bob; sister – Sandy Woodis; and two infant grandchildren – Jonathan and Joshua Nohr.

He has left us all with an amazing legacy of faith, hope and love. He will be greatly missed!

A visitation service, open to the public, was held Monday, July 13, at Bloomer Assembly of God Church, from 4-7 p.m. A private funeral was held Tuesday, July 14, for the family only.

A graveside service with military honors was held at the Cornell Cemetery Tuesday, July 14, at 12:30 p.m.

Flowers and condolences may be sent to Borton-Leiser Funeral Home, 220 S. 7th St., Cornell, WI. 54732. Memorials may be sent to Colleen Nohr, 1881 Willow Creek Pkwy., Chippewa Falls, WI 54729.

The family wishes to thank the Chippewa Manor staff for their loving care and devotion to Jim for these past few years.

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