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James L. Boudreau

January 14, 2022 | 13 comments

James L. Boudreau of La Crosse, WI passed away peacefully on January 11, 2022, after a long battle of different medical complications but most recently the battle he fought hard against lung cancer on January 11, 2022. God answered our prayers to end pain and suffering for Jim as he was welcomed Home to heaven and is starting a new beginning.

He enjoyed many parts of living like fishing, golfing, playing games, watching sports (even re-runs of Badger and Packer football games) but most of all he found great fulfillment in being with family and friends.  His sense of style and fashion was well known by all who knew him.  He took pride in making sure his appearance was spot on and his signature wear usually had a pastel top and sharply pressed jeans.  He would always make you laugh, no matter what the situation; he liked to have fun!

Jim said goodbye to his “significant other”, as he always called her, Karen Newbury, his daughters Rene’ Jacobs-Guentner (Todd Guentner) and Jamie Day (Daniel Day), his grandchildren Trent Jacobs (Katie Jacobs), Emily Juneau (Aaron Juneau), Amelia Guentner, Emery Day (Haley Day), Hanna Day and Clare Day, and his great grandchildren Logan, Lydia, Calloway and Alden (a.k.a. The Prince).  He is also survived by his three siblings and their families. He left a note for us that we found after he passed and at the end it said:  You may be gone from my sight, but you will never be gone from my heart.

A Celebration of life service will be held at 11:30 AM, Saturday, January 29th at Coulee Region Cremation in Onalaska.  Visitation will be held from 10:30 am until the time of services.  A celebration luncheon will be held after the service for those interested in sharing stories with the family.

The family would like to thank Gunderson Hospice, and their staff who guided them and cared for Jim in such beautiful ways, and Coulee Region Cremation for their assistance during this difficult time.

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13 Comments

  1. Lori & Matt Loring

    So very sorry for your loss of your father Rene’ and Jamie and all of your families! You are in our thoughts and prayers!

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  2. Jason Thompson

    Jim, Although it’s been many years, you never failed to bring a smile to me or anyone else that was around. Your laugh and generosity will surely be missed. I know that one day, I’ll join you again and we’ll share a cocktail. Cheers to you, sir.

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  3. Jason Thompson

    Jim, Although it’s been many years, you never failed to bring a smile to me or anyone else that was around. Your laugh and generosity will surely be missed. I know that one day, I’ll join you again and we’ll share a cocktail. Cheers to you, sir.

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  4. MICHELE DIANE BARTELS

    Jim was such a delight, he will be so missed, my deepest sympathy!!

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  5. Barb Rostad

    We thought of Jim as our brother-in-law. He was the best friend and companion to my sister, Karen. Our family will miss him. Rest In Peace, Jim!

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  6. Diane Schulte

    My sincere condolences on the passing of such a great man. I have thought of him often since our time with Brodbeck Enterprises as a fun and fair man to work with. His quick wit always brought huge laughter to our group. I treasure our memories with him.

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  7. Karen Clark

    Spent many Holiday gatherings with Jim and Karen. Always enjoyed talking sports with Jim. Will miss that.

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  8. Al Poser

    Rest in Peace my old friend.

    Al Poser

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  9. Denise Rostad

    My sympathy to Jim’s family and especially to Karen. I always enjoyed seeing him at family gatherings in La Crescent. Rest in peace, Jim.

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  10. Greg and Jan Schild

    Our prayers and sympathy to you Karen, and also to Jim’s family. He is at peace now and no longer suffering.

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  11. Rebecca Belliveau

    To the family of Jim Boudreau and Karen Newbury. Keeping everyone in our thoughts and prayers. We have the best of memories, lots of laughs, and great times with Jim. But most of all the greatest of respect for a wonderful man.
    Chuck and Carol Wuensch and family

    Renee- Deepest Sympathy to you and your family
    Rebecca Belliveau (Wuensch)

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  12. Debra Keller

    So sorry to hear of Jims passing. He was a kind hearted soul with a caring heart. Well cherish our memories of him. You have our deepest sympathies.

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  13. Jerry and Mary Clark

    Like my sister Barb said, we thought of Jim as our brother-in-law. He always felt like part of our family and will be missed at our family gatherings. We know he is in a better place free at last of all the physical pain he endured. Until we meet again.

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