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Seehafer, James
James “Jim” D. Seehafer,74, Wausau, died Wednesday, Apr 5th, 2017, in his home of natural causes.

James was born Nov. 29th, 1942, in Wausau, WI, and was a lifelong area resident. He worked as an industrial engineer at Greenheck Fan Corp. and Wausau Homes. He was also a former head of the local Society of Manufacturing Engineers and had a lifelong love of Wausau and the surrounding area.

Jim had a passion for the arts and regularly supported and attended many shows, art galleries, and performances in Wausau and abroad. He also volunteered both at the Marathon County library, and the Grand Theater.
Even as he got older, his mind stayed sharp. He never stopped thinking about how to make the world a better place. Jim supported many environmental and political groups and regularly attended discussions at the UW Center for Civic Engagement.
He is survived by his son and daughter in law, Brian and Jennifer Seehafer, Weston, two grandsons: Parker and Ethan Seehafer; and a special friend, Felicia High.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilbur and Eveline Seehafer.
Services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Apr. 12th, at the Brainard Funeral Home, 522 Adams Street, Wausau. The Rev. Gary G Shultz of Trinity Lutheran Church Wausau will officiate. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.

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Jim’s life was a life well lived.

-As we pass thru the grand adventure called life, some of the triumphs become warm memories, the mile stones turn to stepping stones and then to tombstones. We love and remember and say thanks before the relationships and people who mean so much wane with the mists of time and we give the final thumbs up. – Jim Seehafer, Feb 2016.

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