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James “Jim” Daniel Barney

September 18, 2021 | 2 comments

James “Jim” Daniel Barney passed away on September 14, 2021, at the age of 62, in his hometown of La Crosse, WI. His battle with cancer in the recent months showed his courage in facing life challenges with a smile. Despite the pain, Jim came out a hero and stayed strong until the very end. His final days were spent with his son Bobby, daughter Carrie, brother Randy, and sister Julie. Those that were touched by Jim understood the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives. He went out with a bang: witty until the end and telling Bobby how to cook “the perfect roast.”

Growing up Jim loved learning to duck hunt, deer hunt, and running around the island with his brothers and friends. His recent hobbies included going to Copeland Park and telling anyone and everyone that would listen his stories about hunting, the different kind of ducks that exist, stories about his children with ex-Linda Frick, stories of past rock concert experiences, adventures of out west with his brother Randy and sister Jacky, watching the Green Bay Packers, riding his bike, listening to classic rock.

Jim is survived by his brother, Randy Barney of Auburn, WA; Julie Barney of La Crosse, WI; He was a proud pops to son, Bobby Barney of Sacramento, CA, daughter, Carrie Barney of La Crosse, WI and step-son Joey Frick of La Crosse, WI.

He is proceeded in death by his parents; William George Barney and Helen Joyce Barney; two brothers William Barney, Steven Barney; sister Jacquelin Barney.

Jim will be honored at a celebration of life ceremony on September 21st, 2021 at the Coulee Region Cremation Group, 133 Mason St, Onalaska, WI at 10AM. Visiting hours are from 10AM-11:30 and the funeral will be at 11:30AM. Following will be a luncheon at Robins Nest at 328 Goddard St, La Crosse, WI 54603 where potluck style food will be served for those that want to contribute.

Condolences may be sent to 1747 Rose Street, Trailer #33 in La Crosse, WI 54603.




  1. Diane Stone

    Randy and Julie I am so sorry to hear about your brother. I can still remember Julie saying his name , always “James”. So very sorry

  2. Susan Bluske

    Julie and Randy I am so sorry about James. Remember all of the good times and the wonderful memories that you have with him. Love Sue Bluske


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