James J. Doyle

James J. Doyle

James Joseph Doyle, 91, of Galena, IL and formerly Scales Mound, IL passed away Friday, August 2, 2019, at Galena Stauss Senior Care Community. Funeral mass will be 11 AM, Wednesday, August 14, 2019, at St. Michaels Catholic Church, Galena where friends may call after 10:30 AM at the church until time of the mass. Friends may call from 4 to 7 PM, Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena. Burial will be in St. Marys Cemetery, Galena. He was born July 20, 1928, in Hazel Green, WI the son of Roscoe and Agnes (Heitkamp) Doyle. Jim was united in marriage to Rosemary Fleege on May 2, 1950, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Sinsinawa, WI.  He spent many years farming and raising registered Hereford cattle with business partner Father John Dolan. Besides farming, in 1962 he started a trucking business hauling paper to the paper mills in Green Bay, WI area. In 1967 he took a position driving semi-trucks for Flexsteel Industries, Dubuque IA and retired in 1993. Later in 1993, he began working at Eagle Ridge Inn & Resort as a Bell Captain, retiring in 2013 at the age of 85. He enjoyed spending time watching the Grandkids at sporting events, cheerleading and dance recitals, and many more activities. Many hours were spent in the garage making wood projects for the family as well. Rosemary and Jim traveled all over the United States for many years with friends or relatives or just by themselves. He was a member of the St Michaels Catholic Church where he served as an usher for many years. He is survived by his wife, Rosemary of Galena, three daughters, Diana (Robert) Wubben of Neenah, WI, Nancy Brashaw  and Patti (David) Hoefer both of Galena, one son, David (Laura Wullweber) Doyle of Marshall, WI, a sister, Margaret Doyle Burns of Onalaska, WI, fourteen grandchildren, Ryan Wubben, Jessica Wubben-Roth, Jason Brashaw, Eric Brashaw, Elizabeth Brashaw-Monroy, Michael Brashaw, Andrew Brashaw, Erin Brashaw-Brenner, Amy Hoefer, Katie Hoefer-Stork, Kari Hoefer-Johnson, Stephanie Doyle-Jackson, James Doyle and Amanda Doyle-Schimenz and twenty-two great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, son-in-law, Paul Brashaw, grandson, Neil Brashaw, great granddaughter, Kimberly Brashaw, two brothers, Edmund and John Doyle, two sisters, Bernice Leifker and Agnes Ramaker. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Dr. Crist and the staff at Galena Stauss Senior Care Community for their wonderful care provided to Jim the past three years.

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