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James Francis “Jim” Brady

November 18, 2021 | 16 comments

James Francis Brady (Jim), 78, of Galesville, WI, flew with the eagles on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, at Gundersen Health Systems in LaCrosse, WI. Jim was born in LaCrosse on September 19, 1943 to William F. and Mary M. (Stremcha) Brady. He attended many elementary schools, graduating from Holmen High School in 1961. Jim joined the Army after graduation and became a member of the Chemical Corp. In 1963 he attended LaCrosse University, finally graduating with a Bachelor of Business from Winona State in1988. Jim took a second shift job at Norplex on February 15, 1966, eventually working in Quality Assurance, Jim rose up the ladder to Vice-President of QA. He traveled internationally and state-side solving many problems for the company. Jim retired on February 15, 2002 after 36 years through all the company name changes, ending up as “isola”. Jim married Janice (Coisman) on June 29, 1968. In 1973 they found a farm in rural Galesville where they moved with their son, Sean. 40 happy years were spent there, farming, hunting and enjoying nature. A man who loved the outdoors, travel and his family, Jim was a very special guy. Jim is survived by his wife Janice (Coisman), son Sean James, Eunice Bielefeldt, Carol Norby Pecha, Micheal (Sherry), Richard (Lorraine), Paul (Sandy), Doug, David (Beverly), Joseph (Marilyn) Robert (Toni) and Barbara Brady; along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Jeanette; brothers Pat, William and Stephen. A Celebration of Life will be held in the Spring. FLY MY EAGLE, FLY

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16 Comments

  1. Diane Stone

    WOW, I just happen to read Obits today, I’m in shock . Was Jim sick? Jan my

    heart is just broke, I can’t believe it , when your up to it please E-mail me , I’m not even sure how to get to the farm any more, send directions so I can visit you . I know how much love you 2 shared. He talked me thru relaxing when I took my 1st flight , I was so scared. And Sean was my 1st babysitting job. hope he’s ok . love you .

    phone at home is 608-525-2601. I live by Black River Falls been here for the last 20 yrs

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  2. Mary Benson

    Long ago, a family lived next to us on Hwy 14 near Coon Valley. Bill Brady was our school bus driver for awhile, that was James’ dad, I think. I am 4 years older than James, but I remember the family so well! My sympathy to you at this time. Sincerely, Mary (Kapanke) Benson, Stoddard.

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    • Jan Brady

      Thank you Mary. It was a complete shock. He had a perfect bill of health. Jim had massive bleeding in his brain.

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  3. Paul Reichenbacher

    Jim was a big help to me many times when I joined Norplex. I trusted his judgment and knowledge. He never let me down.

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    • Jan Brady

      Thank you, Paul. Words can’t express the feeling of loss.

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  4. John Angster

    Jim, you were a special person and friend. You left your mark on many Norplex people. You will always be remembered!

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    • Jan Brady

      Thank you John. Yes, Jim was an amazing man. His friendships were with him always. 🦅💔💙

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  5. Yvon Araktingi

    May you Rest In Peace with the lord dear Jim. You were a great person to work with !

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    • Jan Brady

      Thank you, Yvon. Jim spoke of you often. He so enjoyed working with you.

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  6. Carole Anderson

    I am so unbelievably sorry to hear this. Jim was my boss for several years at Norplex/AlliedSignal. He was a great boss, so funny, always a story to tell. He was intelligent, vibrant, caring, and a big part of my extended work family as was Jan. He loved his family and he loved his friends. He will be greatly missed. This is so very sad.

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    • Jan Brady

      Oh Carole. Thank you! After his first brain hemorrhage on Nov. 11th, he suffered a second on Friday, the 12th, during the night. He will be soooo missed 🦅

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  7. Joanne Maurer (Oehrle

    I am Joanne, daughter of George and Dorothy Oehrle . Jim was a part of our family, especially during deer hunting season.

    I’m sorry for your loss. Hold onto all the wonderful memories, I will too.

    I’m sure my parents and brother George have greeted him already!

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

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    • Jan Brady

      Joanne, thank you. Jim and I used to visit your Mom & Dad often. Then we moved to the farm and life got really busy. I can still hear Jim telling your Dad,”Don’t shoot until you SEE the deer”.

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  8. David Griesel

    Jim, my friend. So many memories, never forgotten, always with a smile.

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    • Jan Brady

      David, whenever Jim came across some memorabilia, he would reminisce about co-workers. So many memories.

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  9. Steven r Shumaker

    Had the pleasure to have worked with Jim for 30 yrs, Starting there fresh, it didn’t take me long to realize that he was someone you could go to and trust, many, many good times, RIP

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