IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich. - James E. Moon Sr ., 74, of Ironwood, died unexpectedly Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at the VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain.
Jim was born Sept. 14, 1939, in Ironwood, to the late V.A. and Frances (Borutta) Moon of Mercer, Wis. He attended Mercer schools, graduating in 1957. He worked for the Mercer Telephone Company, Wisconsin Conservation Department, and entered military service in February of 1960, retiring from the military in 1983. Other places of employment were White Pine Copper Company, Meyers Sausage Company and Cable TV in Ironwood.
Jim enjoyed spending time with his son and daughter-in-law fishing, hunting and just riding through the woods. He loved feeding the animals and watching their behavior.
He married the former Diane J. Vlasich on July 1, 1961, in Milwaukee. She preceded him in death on March 7, 2007.
Jim leaves behind a son, James Jr. and wife Sheri, of Crystal Falls; a daughter, Jean (Mike) Louton, Orlando, Fla .; two brothers, Frank (Carol), Glendale, Ariz ., and John (Marilynn), Crystal Falls; three grandchildren, Steven and James Louton and Kelly Louton (Tom Marks), all of Orlando; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Per Jim's wishes, cremation has taken place and no services will be held.
Arrangements were entrusted to McKevitt-Patrick Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Ironwood, where condolences may be expressed online at mckevittpatrickfuneralhome.com.