James L. Ness

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James L. Ness

November 10, 1953 - March 04, 2020

James L. Ness James L. Ness
James L. Ness, 66 of La Crosse died Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at Riverside Transitional Care of La Crosse. He was born in La Crosse, Nov. 10, 1953, to Walter and Lucille (Gibson) Ness. Jim married Molly La Fleur, they later divorced. Jim married Mary Marcou and they later divorced.
Jim worked as a bartender at many La Crosse bars, Bendels, Timmy G's and Mr. Stix. Jim worked at the La Crosse Radisson for several years. Oh, the stories he could tell. Jim enjoyed many sports, including bowling, softball, darts and golf. He had a love for blues and jazz music. His favorite pastime was riding his Harley. Jim also enjoyed grilling on his grill and frying fish that his family and friends caught.
He is survived by his two daughters, Heather (Ian) Young of La Crosse, Kadie (Chris Uchima) Ness of Mindoro; one son, Jamie Ness of La Crosse; three grandchildren, Alex Rogers, Allison Rogers and Rylan Borne. He is further survived by two brothers, Tom (Ellen Mehren) Ness of La Crosse and Dan (Sherrie Olson) Ness of St. Petersburg, Fla.; his buddy "Pepe"; and many nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Jim's life will be held from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, March 15, at All Star Lanes, in La Crosse.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. Online guestbook may be signed at www.schumacher-kish.com.
Published on March 8, 2020
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4 posts

Jan Shedivy
Mar 08, 2020
Well Jim you were always good to me. When I came to see you the first time in the hospital, I thought you'd be good to go for many years and you were. This time, I guess your body was just all tired. Rest in peace, friend. You'll be missed.
Jay Sayles
Mar 08, 2020
You were always decent and a straight shooter "Spuds." Never forget all the competitive games of video golf we played. I'll truly miss ya. RIP.
John Kaufmann
Mar 08, 2020
Very sorry for your loss. Jim i’ll always treasure your friendship. You were my big brother growing up. We had a lot of fun through high school and at Varsity Club playing foosball. The memories we made I’ll never forget. Rest in peace old friend!
Lorri (Foster) Fielding
Mar 08, 2020
Condolences to the entire family. Mostly knew Jimmy from the Hood St days. Hang on to your memories, they'll help you through the hard days.