James “Jim” Francis Boberg, 81, of Arcadia, died on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, at MCHS-Franciscan Healthcare, La Crosse, Wis.
Jim was born on September 29, 1936, in Arcadia, to Alvin and Irene (Schank) Boberg. Jim graduated from Arcadia High School. He farmed in the Town of Glencoe all his life. He married Darlene Servais on April 4, 1959, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Arcadia. Together they raised beef cattle, pigs, and sheep; had a dairy herd until the barn burned; they also had a broiler coop with Arcadia Fryers. Jim loved living in the county, fishing, traveling the 49 states with his wife. He enjoyed watching his grandchildren in their school functions. He was a member of the Arcadia Area Historical Society, NFO and Farm Bureau.
Jim is survived by his wife, Darlene, of Arcadia; two sons, Bill (Ann) Boberg, of Arcadia, and Jerry (Gloria) Boberg, of Arcadia; one daughter, Joy (Bruce) Eggert, of Winona, Minn.; one brother, Alvin (Carol) Boberg, of Texas; three sisters, Joyce (Richard) Sobotta, of Eleva, Wis., Roseanne (Gene) Comero, of Michigan, Mary (Harold) Ryan, of Arcadia; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Theresa Boberg; and a grandson, Dustin Boberg.
A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, March 4, 2018, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Arcadia Area Historical Society (formerly Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church) in Arcadia. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Arcadia Historical Society.
Wozney-Killian Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to www.wozneykillianfh.com.