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James W Koller

James W Koller

James W. Koller, age 93 of Durand, died Monday, May 25, 2020 at Dove Health Care-South in Eau Claire.

Jim was born on September 3, 1926 in Durand. He was the son of Ignatz and Anna (Bauer) Koller. Jim grew up in the Town of Lima and attended Sacred Heart School in Lima. After School, he went to work farming. In his career, in addition to farming Jim worked at Presto Industries, a trucking company in Whitehall and Sanna Dairies among others. Jim married Loretta Snider and together they had seven children and later divorced. In retirement, Jim enjoyed driving around town and visiting with friends. Jim enjoyed tending to his gardens. He always had large gardens and shared his produce with family and friends. Jim liked to go watch his children race and go dancing.

Jim is survived by his children; Sandy (Bob Davis) Winberg of Mondovi, Karen (Duane) Hugdahl of Bullhead City, AZ, Cindy (Roger Lokken) Schlosser of Eleva, Jeff of Eau Claire, Mike (Pam Miller) of Mondovi and Pam (Rod) Dregney of Mondovi, 15 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, one great great grandchild, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by parents, son; Larry, brothers; Erv, Clarence and Ermon Koller and two sisters; Eleanor McMahan and Theresa Sugent.

A Visitation will be 3:00PM-7:00PM Thursday, June 4, 2020 at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand. Private family burial will be in the Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery-Lima in Durand. 

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.


  1. Charly and Barbi Koehler

    Deepest condolences and Prayers of Peace and Comfort

  2. Nick

    Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  3. Greg and Roxie Glaus

    Jim was a good friend for a lot of years. Always ready for a BS session and always ready to work on our B JD when it was needed. For 30 years I tried to get him to tell me his age, he’d just look at me, smile, and then he would say, I’m old. A few years ago I asked if he was ever going to tell me and he did. I said “hell, Jim your only 5 days older then my mother!” Lot of good memories. Going to miss him.
    Thoughts and prayers for the family

  4. Kristine Polzer

    We will miss Jimmie stopping in on his way to Menomonie even though it had been quite awhile. We will miss his smile and his personality. He was always such a cheerful guy.

    Dave and Kris Polzer

  5. Don and Irma Bauer

    Our sympathy to Jim's family. He always seemed happy and cheerful and we enjoyed visiting with him. We will miss him. He was my cousin.

  6. John judy Part

    Hugs to all
    He was a blessing for all

  7. Paul and Amanda Glaus

    We are sorry for your loss. We enjoyed when Jimmy would stop and share his potatoes, tomatoes, cucumbers and pumpkins. We will miss visiting with him. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

  8. Marilyn (Bauer) Hoven

    My deepest condolences to the entire family. Jim always had a smile and he was a good friend of my father, Hubert Bauer.

  9. Bonnie Miller

    On behalf of my family, we wish to extend our deepest sympathy in the loss of Jim. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Bonnie Miller
    (Daughter of Raymond and Lorena (Bauer) Becker)

  10. Lester and Rita

    Our sympathy to the family. Jimmy was a good friend and always fun to talk with. He will be missed.

  11. Jackie Klemme

    Mr.Jim I will miss you. I enjoyed you everyday at meal times. You made me smile with your attitude. You will truly be missed.

  12. Connie Weiss

    Cindy and Pam you hve our sympathy, sorry for your loss.

  13. thomas biles

    he always called me Sally
    prayers to the family


  14. Gary & Judi Bauer

    Our Sympathy to the Koller family. Jim was our neighbor and great friend of my Dad Bill Bauer
    Keeping you in our prayers

  15. Kathy Lieffring

    Always on smile on his face. Will miss you.

  16. Larry and Carol Prissel

    Sandy and Family you have our Sympathy. Your Father was a Friendly and Love to Talk, We enjoyed his talks.

  17. Carol Hunter

    My deepest sympathy. Prayers to all of you.

  18. Mike Mcleod

    very sorry to hear of Jim passing away,I worked with the " crippler" for many years at, Sanna Dairies in Menomonie.Jim was a character and a friend to many.

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