James Edward SelleckJames Edward Selleck, 72, of Superior, passed away Monday, Nov. 29, 2010, in St. Francis in the Park Health & Rehabilitation Center.
James Edward Selleck, 72, of Superior, passed away Monday, Nov. 29, 2010, in St. Francis in the Park Health & Rehabilitation Center.
Jim was born in Superior on June 24, 1938.
He was a U.S. Air Force veteran having served for four years and then he enlisted in the U.S. Army where he served more than 20 years.
In 1998 he received his master’s degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Superior.
He was a freelance photographer and reporter for newspapers in Duluth, Minn., Virginia, Minn. and the Superior Evening Telegram.
He was a charter member of Phillips, Wis. Moose Service Center 2261 and a life member of Superior Moose Lodge 606 of which he was very actively involved. He had held all officers’ chairs in the Moose Lodge 606 and all of the officers’ chairs in the Moose Legion 138. He also held the position of the community chairperson for the state of Wisconsin, was the past president for District 8 and was honored to be a past deputy supreme governor for the state of Wisconsin.
He served as commander for the DAV for several years.
Jim always felt, “A stranger was someone he just hadn’t met yet.” He enjoyed meeting and talking with everyone.
He was preceded in death by his father, James Wade Selleck on Sept. 23, 1993; his mother, Margaret Alice (Moran) Selleck on Nov. 22, 2010; an infant sister, Susan Rae Selleck in 1946; and his beloved dog, Sparky.
Jim is survived by a son, Jeff (Nicole) Selleck of Mulliken, Mich.; two granddaughters, Caitlin and Elyse Selleck; a sister, Judith (Fred) Piper of Superior; a brother, David (Jolene) Selleck of Springbrook, Wis.; an aunt; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and great friends.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. memorial Mass on Saturday, May 7, in Cathedral Of Christ the King with Rev. Fr. Andrew P. Ricci as celebrant. Committal prayers will be in Veteran’s Memorial Park at Greenwood Cemetery followed by a Moose memorial service. Military honors will then be accorded by the Richard I. Bong American Legion Post 435.
A reception to celebrate Jim’s life will be held at the Billings Park Civic Center, 3903 N. 18th St.
If desired, memorials in Jim’s name may be made to Moose Charities, 155 S. International Dr., Mooseheart, IL 60539-1100 or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Downs Funeral Home is assisting Jim’s family with arrangements. To sign the online guest book or send condolences, visit www.downsfh.com.