James E. Wasmund

James E. Wasmund

James E. Wasmund 79, of Galena, IL passed away Saturday, February 29, 2020, at Manor Care, Dubuque, IA after a battle with cancer. In keeping with his wishes, there will be no services. Cremation rites will be accorded. The Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena is assisting the family. He was born December 31, 1940, in Schapville, IL the son of Ben and Anna (Stauss) Wasmund. James attended Scales Mound High School.  Upon graduation, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corp. on December 27, 1961.  He was honorably discharged on April 1, 1966. He recently received his 50-year pin as a member of the Central Laborer’s Union, an accomplishment he was very proud of. James was an avid outdoorsman, if you couldn’t find him in his garden, he was most likely watching a Chicago Bear or White Sox game. He is survived by his son, James, grandson, Zakkary, two brothers, Wayne (Jan) and Lynn and two sisters, Marian and Caroline. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers Stanley and Gerald.

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