James A. Loomis, 76 of Jefferson, died on Friday, March 17, 2023, at Bay Harbor Assisted Living of Beaver Dam.
He was born on June 29, 1946, in Sacramento, CA, the son of Richard and Dorothy (Hart) Loomis. He grew up on the west coast and graduated from Yuba City, CA High School in 1965. He joined the US Navy soon after graduation and served in 2 tours in Vietnam as a “radar man”. He also played the drums in the Navy Band. He was honorably discharged in 1972 and on April 22, 1978, he married Maria Paschkowski at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church of Jefferson. Jim continued his service of others volunteering as an EMT in Jefferson and Milwaukee for many years, a job he loved deeply. He also was very involved in Special Olympics. Time spent fishing in local lakes and rivers were times cherished and he bowled often. Jim and Maria also liked to spend time together hiking. In recent years, Jim suffered from dementia, but was an advocate for potential treatments and cure. Jim was a good man who loved his family dearly and he will be missed.
Jim is survived by: his wife Maria Loomis of Jefferson; 4 children Laurie Kirk of Sacramento, CA, Eric (Michelle) Loomis of Grover Beach, CA, and Christopher and Candy Loomis both of Fort Atkinson; 8 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and a sister Susan Sollitt of Roy, WA. Jim is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, brother Steve Loomis, and a grandson.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00AM on Friday, March 24, 2023, at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church with Rev. Joshua Martin presiding. Visitation will be on Friday from 9:00AM until the time of service at the church. Jim will be laid to rest with full military honors at Union Cemetery following the funeral service.
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