Obit: Vandehey, James C. #2 (1916 - 2009)

Contact: R. Lipprandt

Surnames: Franklin, Kennedy, Schelling, Vandehey

----Source: The Tribune - Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co. WI), Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Vandehey, James C. (December 9, 1916 - January 14, 2009)

James C. Vandehey, 92, passed away on Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at St. Josephs Hospital in Marshfield.

Jim was born to James and Nora (Kennedy) Vandehey on December 9, 1916. Jim attended Elmwood Elementary School in the town of Green Grove and graduated from Abbotsford High School where he was a member of the 1935 State Basketball team. Jim received a B.S. degree from Eau Claire State Teacher’s College (now UW-Eau Claire) and a Masters degree from UW-Madison. He also did post-graduate work at the University of Minnesota and several other Midwestern Universities.

Jim served in World War II and in the Pacific Theater as a Captain in the Air Force. During his career, Jim taught high school math at Oakfield, Kaukauna, Baraboo, and Muskego High School.

After his retirement Jim made his home in Abbotsford with Nomi and Noel Schelling his sister and brother-in-law.

Jim’s hobbies were competitive sports, reading, gardening, and theater.

He belonged to several professional organizations while teaching and currently was a member of MARTA (Marshfield Area Retired Teachers Association) and is a member of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church.

Survivors include 18 loving nieces and nephews and their children. He is preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and five sisters.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff of Continental Manor of Abbotsford and the Palliative Care Unit at Marshfield, Wisconsin Hospital, and Colby Retirement Center.

Visitation will be from 4:00 -8:00 p.m. at Maurina- Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford on Sunday, January 18, 2009 and at church and on Monday one hour before services. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Abbotsford on Monday, January 19, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. Benjamin Franklin will preside. A Parish Rosary service was held at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home in Abbotsford

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