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James E. Vehrs

James E. Vehrs

James E. Vehrs age 87 of Menomonie, died Saturday January 16, 2016 at the Clairemont Nursing Home in Eau Claire.

Jim was born November 2, 1928 in the Menomonie area.  He was the son of Edwin and Bessie (Karnes) Vehrs and grew up mostly in the Rusk community.  Jim graduated from Colfax High School.  He was a Veteran of WW II and the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army.  Jim worked at various jobs in the area through the years and he retired from White City Glass.

Jim enjoyed going to car races around the area and spending time with family and friends.

Jim is survived by his sister, Shirley Jorgensen of Oklahoma; two sons, four step daughters, and other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Elsie, three brothers, Gordon and Donald in infancy and Carroll Vehrs, a step daughter, Maxine, and his special friend Charlie, his cat.

 A Memorial gathering will be held from 1:00 to 3:00 PMFriday January 22, 2016 at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie.  Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie at a later date.