James Duane Alexander, Jr., 47, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, at Mayo Health System, Eau Claire.
He was born on June 20, 1971, in Wild Rose, Wis., a son of James D. and Linda S. (Johnson) Alexander, Sr.
Jim attended and graduated from Tri-County High School, in Plainfield, Wis.
On June 13, 1998, Jim was united in marriage to Michelle L. Barden, at St. Bronislava Catholic Church, in Plover, Wis. To this union, two loving children were born, Hunter and Chloe.
Jim and his family began their life together in Central Wisconsin before moving to Eau Claire and then, in 2004, they made the move to Mondovi and have called it home ever since.
Jim, in 2004, began a career that spanned 10 years at Prairie Ag Supply, in Menomonie, Wis. When the time on the road and extensive long hours seemed to take precious time away from his loving family, Jim found a position at Countryside Co-op, in Mondovi, a company he worked for still.
Jim had a deep love of the outdoors, which provided him with a passion for hunting deer or turkey or fishing the many waters in the area and in Central Wisconsin. He was a man that enjoyed nature for all its beauty and the peacefulness that it gave him.
Jim will be remembered by all that were blessed to know him as a devoted husband, son, brother, and mostly as a wonderful and loving dad.
Jim will be sadly missed by his wife, Michelle, and his two children, Hunter and Chloe; his parents, James, Sr. and Linda Alexander; brother and sister-in-law, Jeremy and Erin Alexander; sisters-in-law, Jenny (Chris) Brown and Karla (Josh) Smith; nieces, nephews, other relatives and a litany of friends.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents-in-law, Jim and Peggy Barden.
A funeral service was held on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 11 a.m., at Central Lutheran Church, in Mondovi, with Pastor Rolf Morck officiating. Burial followed in Riverside Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation was held on Monday, Feb. 25, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Talbot Family Funeral Home, Mondovi Chapel, and again on Tuesday, one hour prior to the service at the church.
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