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James K Poeschel

James K Poeschel

James K. Poeschel, age 68 of Durand, formerly of Menomonie, died Saturday, August 21, 2021 at the Mayo Clinic Health Systems-Eau Claire with his family by his side.

Jim was born March 29, 1953 in Durand. He was the son of Kenneth and Maxine (Glaus) Poeschel, he grew up in the town of Lima, attended Sacred Heart School in Lima and graduated from Durand High School in 1971. After high school, Jim drove milk truck for Drier Trucking and then worked at Safeway Foods in Durand. Jim then took a job at 3M in Menomonie and moved to the City of Menomonie where he worked for over 30 years. After retirement, Jim moved back to the home farm, where he remained the rest of his life. In retirement, Jim worked part time at Parts City in Durand.

Jim enjoyed hunting, fishing and golfing. He also liked going to car shows around the area and antique tractors.

Jim is survived by his sisters, Shirley (Jim) Klein of Plum City, Tammy (Jeff) Arneson of Mondovi; brother-in-law, Tony Albrecht of Winona, MN; nieces and nephews, Todd (Michelle) Poeschel of Nelson, TJ (Sarah) Poeschel of Durand, Jessica Klein of Eau Claire, Jennifer Klein of Inver Grove Heights, MN and Dan (Shane) Klein of Bloomington, MN and Chris Arneson and Caitlin Arneson, both of Mondovi; great nieces, great nephews, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Al (Pat) Poeschel and Marcia Albrecht.

Memorial Services will be 1:00PM Saturday, August 28, 2021 at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand. Rev. Timothy Reither will officiate. Burial will be in the Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery-Lima. Visitation will be from 11:00AM until the time of services at the funeral home on Saturday.

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


  1. Deb Case

    So sorry to hear that Jim had passed. I just talked to him at our class reunion. Many good memories. We were neighbors when I was young and classmates for 12 years. Sympathy and prayers to his family.

  2. Dale Hovey

    I was saddened to hear of Jim's passing. So sorry for his family's loss. I graduated High School with him. I don't think I've seen him since school. I do remember his great smile and laughter. I'll think of him from time to time. Rest in peace Jim

  3. Kathy B

    I am so sorry to hear of Jim's passing, he was such a nice man to work with, sympathy's to the family! RIP Jimmy!!!

  4. Timothy Carlisle

    Oh my gosh, sorry to hear, just saw him at our class reunion, hugs to all

  5. Erik and Rebecca Reuter

    We are sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Our sympathies go out to all of his family and friends. God Bless to you all. We will keep Jim in our prayers.
    Erik and Rebecca Reuter

  6. Sue Fink

    Jimmer you will always have a special place in my heart, friends forever! You will be greatly missed with your kind heart.

  7. Chuck & Deb Vind

    Our Dear Friend Jimmer… you were always a welcome sight at The Office Lounge…you will be greatly missed. He was a good Friend to us…our Condolences

  8. Mary Dettmann

    I am so sad to hear of Jim's passing. I worked with him at 3M and he was always kind and thoughtful and we had lots of laughs. I have a family celebration of life on Saturday but will keep his memory in my heart.

  9. Sharon Gingras

    Our sincere sympathy for the loss of your brother.

    J. Henry & Sharon Gingras

  10. Tom n Rita Lyon

    So saddened to hear of Jimmy K’s passing. Dear friend n old neighbor—truly a great guy/ lots of good memories!
    Caring thoughts n prayers to all the Poeschel Families. Tom n Ritahud

  11. Bob & Picksey Watkins

    Our sympathy to your family.

  12. Donna Karshbaum

    So Sorry for Your Loss, God Bless The Whole Family ????❤️????

  13. John and Judy Parr

    Sorry for your loss


    We will miss visiting with Jim when he would drop parts at the shop. We always had a lot to talk about.

    Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Dave and Kris Polzer

  15. Rick and Carol Richardson

    Sympathy to all.

  16. Charlie and Patti Sobottka

    So sad that I won't have the chance to see Jimmy come in and give us all a hard time!! We will miss him terribly!! What a beautiful man with a heart of gold. We were fortunate to have worked with Jimmy at 3M for many years! To the family....a great man is gone but will never be forgotten! You have our deepest sympathy.

  17. Tim Christenson

    Jim was a good friend. My deepest condolences to Jim’s family. Rest In Peace Jim.

  18. Teresa Schultz

    Thinking about your family, it is so hard to lose someone that you love so much. Sending love and hugs. See you Saturday ????????

  19. Gary & Judi Bauer

    Our deepest sympathy to Shirley and Tammy and your family’s. Gary and I just had a great visit with Jim a couple months ago. I also ran into Jim somewhere else and we had such a great visit. Hugs to you both.

  20. steve schultz

    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  21. Loret & Kevin Retzloff

    Thoughts and prayers prayers for the family.

  22. Joanne Hovey

    Sympathy to the family.

  23. Joni Haines

    Jim was such a nice man. I had the pleasure of working with him at 3M. My sincere condolences to the family.

  24. Lisa

    So very sorry for your loss. My sympathy to your family.

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