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James E. "Jim" Scanlon

James E. "Jim" Scanlon, 78, Superior, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008, in the Villa-Marina Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born April 19, 1929, in Superior, to Olaf M. and Minnie (Sparby) Scanlon.

James E. "Jim" Scanlon, 78, Superior, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008, in the Villa-Marina Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born April 19, 1929, in Superior, to Olaf M. and Minnie (Sparby) Scanlon.

He served in the U.S. Army. He married Patricia Knower on Sept. 2, 1950, in Superior and celebrated 57 years of marriage.

Jim was employed with the Division of Motor Vehicles for 25 years, the Chicago Northwestern Railroad for 10 years and was a Physicians Mutual Insurance agent for 12 years.

He was a member of the South Range Presbyterian Church, the Thomas F. Stein VFW Post 1091, the Optimist Club and the Lions Club.

Jim enjoyed breeding and raising toy poodles, hunting, gardening, camping, cooking, travel, carpentry and was an avid Packers fan.

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Jim and his wife Patricia provided foster care over the years for 35 children.

In addition to his wife, Jim is survived by one son, Donald Scanlon, Verona; one daughter, Jana M. (Chris) Landrith, South Range; eight grandchildren, Christine (Dan) Szewcik, Hammond, Theodore Hill, Minneapolis, Jennifer (Jason) Byrd, South Range, Keith Landrith, South Range, Lyndsey Landrith, South Range, Teena (Andy) Faber, New Glarus, Marisa Coles, Middleton, Michael Scanlon, U.S. Navy, stationed in Florida; eight great-grandchildren, Austin Szewcik, Mikayla Hill, Makenzie Hill, Felicity Byrd, Jason Byrd Jr., Kimberly Szewcik, Jordon Faber, Graycelyn Landrith-Gordon; one sister, Lorraine (Ray) Sundet, Superior; his sister-in-law, Marjorie Hope, Garland, Texas; many nieces, nephews and cousins and his beloved dog, Taco.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Kimberly Scanlon-Hill, his parents, two sisters, Helen Griffon, Verna Scanlon, three brothers, Ted, John and Donald L. Scanlon and two brothers-in-law, Marvin Griffon and Gene Hope.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday in the Lenroot-Maetzold Funeral Home and continues at 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service Friday, also in the funeral home.

Inurnment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery at a later date.

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