Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Obiruary: James E. Lalley - Class of 1962

MAUSTON - James (Uncle Jimmy) E. Lalley, age 68, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, unexpectedly but peacefully surrounded by his family at UW Hospital-Madison.

Jim was born on May 19, 1944, in Madison to the parents of Daniel and Elizabeth Lalley. Jim graduated from Central High School and retired from many years of service to the State of Wisconsin.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents Daniel and Elizabeth and brother John. Jim spent his entire life dedicated to helping others and was a great mentor to his special nephews and nieces.

Jim is survived by bothers, Daniel of Madison, David (Deborah) of Madison, Gerard and a sister, Sandra (Gary) McConochie of Madison. He is also survived by nephews, Ken (Jeanne) Lucht, Jason Lucht, Joe Lalley and Dan (Crystal) Lalley; and nieces, Jennifer Lucht, Dawn Lalley, Lisa Lalley and Jennifer Johnson; along with great-nephews, Jason Jr., Jacob, Dominic, Colin, Jaden, Irie, Zaiden, Joey and Gabe; and great-nieces, Jersie and Autumn.

 To honor Jim's wishes there will be no service or visitation. A small family gathering will take place in Mauston. The Crandall Funeral Home in Mauston is assisting the family. Memorials can be made to the American Lung Association. Special Thanks to the UW Hospital Cardiac Unit for their compassion and care of Jim and his family during this difficult time. "Jim, may you rest in PEACE."  

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on January 22, 2013. Submitted by Michael Vahldieck (Class of 1968). 

 James Lalley's class year is based on information in the 1961 Tychoberahn, where his photograph is included amongst those of the juniors.

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