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06/12/2017
James Daentl
Reedsburg / Dodgeville, Wisconsin
September 9, 1932 - June 9, 2017
Visitation: Service:
Sunday June 18, 2017 Sunday June 18, 2017
1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. 3:00 P.M.
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James William Daentl, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 9, 2017 in his home. Jim, the son of Bernard and Anna (Statz) Daentl, was born on September 9, 1932 at their rural home in Springfield Corners. He graduated in 1950 from DeForest High School and from the U.W. Agriculture Short Course in 1952. Jim was an active 4-H member and was chosen as the king of the Dane County Jr. Fair in 1951. He met his wife, Peggy Joyce Coons, at a 4-H Leadership meeting in Madison and they married on April 28, 1956. The following July, he was drafted into the U.S. Army for 2 1/2 years of what he called "playing war games." Fortunately it was during peace time. In 1968, he and Peggy bought their own farm in Iowa County, near Dodgeville, where they raised a family of six children. Jim was always active as a 4-H leader and served as a superintendent at the Iowa County Fair for many years. He also served on the Linden Township Board for a couple of years. In addition to his family, his life was farming. He loved to care for his dairy herd and when he was younger also raised Angus beef. He loved to travel, visiting his daughter in Guatemala when she served in the Peace Corp., Farm Bureau trips to Australia, New Zealand, Europe as well as visiting an AFS daughter, Gaby Moeller, in Germany. When he retired, after knee replacement, he and Peggy moved to Reedsburg. He is survived by his wife of sixty-one years: Peggy; his children: William (Catherine) Daentl, Jeanne (James) Hoverman, Julia (LeRoy) Rundhaug, Robert (Paula) Daentl, Kathleen (John) Bizal and Karen Daentl; nineteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters: Margaret (Ron) Larson and Anna Mae (LeRoy) Larson; and his brother: Ronald (Marge) Daentl. Jim was known as a man of physical strength with a big, open heart who loved to tell his stories to everyone he met. He loved family, farming, the Green Bay Packers and Badger sports, state fairs, cream puffs and celebrations with banana splits. Jim showed his love freely to all who knew him, especially to his grandchildren, each having a very special place in his heart. The family would like to thank his doctors, the kind staff from Agrace HospiceCare and Linda Jenkins, who helped with his care. A Funeral Service will be held at the Hoof Funeral Home, 312 N. Park Street, Reedsburg at 3:00 P.M. on Sunday, June 18, 2017 with family friend, Joan (Rundhaug) Witz presiding. Visitation will be after 1:00 P.M. until the time of the services. Interment will be held at a later date in Spring Valley Cemetery, rural Edmund. Memorials in Jim's name may be gifted to U.W. Extension Office, 222 N. Iowa Street, Dodgeville, for the purpose of the Iowa County 4-H program or to the Hodan Center, 941 W. Fountain Street in Mineral Point. Online condolences may be made at www.hooffuneralhome.com. The Hoof Funeral Home is serving the family.
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