THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Issue Date: February 28, 2018
James "Jim" Klukas, 70, of Crivitz, passed away Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 after a battle with cancer, with family by his side.
Born Nov. 12, 1947 in Loomis, to Adriana and Carl Klukas, he grew up in Loomis and graduated from Crivitz High school in 1965. He served in the United States Army in Vietnam and was a member of the Loomis Legion post. On June, 24, 1972, he married Gail (Olson) Klukas, of Lombard, Ill. and they built a life together in Middle Inlet.
He is survived by his wife, Gail; two children, Jacob (Amanda) Klukas and Rachel (Sauro) Mosti; four grandchildren and two sisters, Judy (Mike) Burbey and Carla (Bob) Chrusniak.
A skilled, avid fisherman and hunter, he loved the outdoors, boating, berry-picking, gardening and camping. He was a well-liked rural letter carrier for 30 years, making hand-deliveries and was often given sweets from members of his route. He retired in 2003 to enjoy life to the fullest and go adventuring in the outdoors.
Family and friends called at New Life Church in Crivitz on Monday, Feb. 26 from 10 a.m. until time of the funeral service at noon. Pastor Derek Strening officiated with full military honors provided by the Loomis American Legion. A Celebration of Life meal followed the service at the Church. Roubal Funeral Home of Wausaukee is assisting the family with arrangements.