James E. Hodowanic, 57, of Cornell, WI, died on June, 23, 2019 at
Sacred Heart Hospital. James was born on February 20, 1962 in
Chippewa Falls, WI, to Eugene and Barbara (Schultze) Hodowanic.
He attended Stanley-Boyd High School and went on to Chippewa
Valley Technical College. On July 23, 1983, James married Mary
Headrick, his high school sweetheart, at Holy Family Catholic
Church in Stanley.
James (Jim) started working at Chippewa Valley Electric in Cornell
on January 2, 1985. He was a dedicated employee who loved his
job all 34 years, and was recently promoted to Operations
Manager. Jim had a great sense of humor, and enjoyed always
getting the last word - there was never a dull moment with Jim
around. He was someone you could always rely on, and was
committed to serving his family and community. Jim was a family
man, and was so proud of his children and grandchildren. Jim was
a dedicated husband, father and grandfather, and prioritized
always being there for his family. He spent countless days watching
them in their sporting activities and accomplishments over the
years. His family was his greatest joy.
James is survived by his wife Mary Hodowanic, his children Craig
(Danielle) of Chippewa Falls; Eric (Kelsey) of Eau Claire; Corey
(Emma) of Dallas, Texas; Four grandchildren Blake, Brantley, Beau
and Owen, and soon-to-be grandchild due in December. He is also
survived by his mother Barb Hodowanic; grandmother Margaret
Schultze; his siblings, Rick (Brenda) Hodowanic of Stanley; Sherry
(Don) Goettl of Stanley; Diane Hodowanic of Thorp; Pam (Loren)
Luzinski of Menomonie; and Kristy (Darren) Vircks of Stanley.
James is also survived by 18 nieces and nephews and 19 great
nieces and nephews. James is preceded in death by his father
Eugene; his mother and father-in-law Ray and Betty Headrick; his
maternal grandfather Jim Schultze, and paternal grandparents
George and Margret Hodowanic.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Our
Saviors Lutheran Church in Stanley WI, at 12:00 p.m. Visitation will
take place from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Plombon Funeral Home in
Stanley, WI on Friday, June 28, 2019, as well as one hour prior at
the church on Saturday. Burial will take place at Evergreen
Cemetery in Stanley after the funeral service. Plombon Funeral
Home assisted the family.