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Jim Glass

Richland Center, Wisconsin

August 30, 1950 - June 6, 2024

Jim Glass Obituary

James Albert Glass, 73, of Lone Rock, died on Thursday, June 6th, 2024, at UW Hospital surrounded by loved ones. He was born on August 30th, 1950, in Boscobel to Jay and Viola (Persinger) Glass. Jim had fond memories and spoke often about his experiences growing up alongside his cousins in Boaz. He graduated from Richland Center High School in 1968.


He married Susan Bethke at Peace United Methodist Church on August 30th, 1969, and together they raised four children with values of respect, kindness, and compassion.


Some of the wisdom Jim passed along to his children and grandchildren includes “Take pride in your work, no matter what it is. Do it right and to the best of your ability,” “Treat everyone equally no matter who or what they are,” “Make sure the dishes are clean,” “Don’t spit,” and “Keep that fishhook out of your thumb.”


Jim was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed teaching his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren about the importance of learning about and respecting nature. He enjoyed kayaking, fishing, and hunting. He especially loved the trips he would take Up North with his father-in-law and cousins.


Besides his family and hobbies, trucking was always on his mind and in his dreams. Jim was an over-the-road trucker for most of his career. He maintained his love of trucks even after retirement, and was often driving the backroads in “Rusty Red,” his faithful pickup truck.


Jim is survived by his wife, Sue, of Lone Rock; children Dionne (Brian) Corcoran of Duluth, MN, Becky (Darren) Miller of Blue River, Hillary (Roger) Glass of Verona, and Ben (Lisa) Glass of Spring Grove, MN; 14 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.


Jim is also survived by his brother and sister-in-law Junior (Chris) Glass; mother-in-law Jeannine Bethke; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Jim (Socorro) Bethke, Lisa (Tom) Gethings, Julie (Olaf) Bethke, and Kim (Billy) Cory.


Extended family includes Michelle and Emily Rigby and special friends Helen McCaffrey and Charlie Funk.


Jim’s surviving family also includes many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.


Jim was preceded in death by his parents Jay and Viola; younger brother David; father-in-law Jim Bethke; nephews Brent Glass and Cpl. Alex Martinez; and cousin Mike Strine.


A special thank you to Dr. Weber and the Richland Hospital and Clinics for the excellent care Jim received during the last several years and to UW’s Neurosurgery team for the compassionate care Jim received during the last week of his life.


Per Jim’s request, no formal services will be held. Inurnment and a celebration of life will be held at the Basswood Church and Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the family to be given to a charity of their choice. The Pratt Funeral and Cremation Service is assisting the family with their arrangements.


"Goodbyes are not forever. Goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean I'll miss you until we meet again."


To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Jim Glass hosted by Pratt Funeral and Cremation Service.

James Albert Glass, 73, of Lone Rock, died on Thursday, June 6th, 2024, at UW Hospital surrounded by loved ones. He was born on August 30th, 1950, in Boscobel to Jay and Viola (Persinger) Glass. Jim had fond memories and spoke often about his experiences growing up alongside his cousins in Boaz. He graduated from Richland Center High School in 1968.


He married Susan Bethke at Peace United Methodist Church on August 30th, 1969, and together they raised four children with values of respect, kindness, and compassion.


Some of the wisdom Jim passed along to his children and grandchildren includes “Take pride in your work, no matter what it is. Do it right and to the best of your ability,” “Treat everyone equally no matter who or what they are,” “Make sure the dishes are clean,” “Don’t spit,” and “Keep that fishhook out of your thumb.”


Jim was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed teaching his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren about the importance of learning about and respecting nature. He enjoyed kayaking, fishing, and hunting. He especially loved the trips he would take Up North with his father-in-law and cousins.


Besides his family and hobbies, trucking was always on his mind and in his dreams. Jim was an over-the-road trucker for most of his career. He maintained his love of trucks even after retirement, and was often driving the backroads in “Rusty Red,” his faithful pickup truck.


Jim is survived by his wife, Sue, of Lone Rock; children Dionne (Brian) Corcoran of Duluth, MN, Becky (Darren) Miller of Blue River, Hillary (Roger) Glass of Verona, and Ben (Lisa) Glass of Spring Grove, MN; 14 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.


Jim is also survived by his brother and sister-in-law Junior (Chris) Glass; mother-in-law Jeannine Bethke; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Jim (Socorro) Bethke, Lisa (Tom) Gethings, Julie (Olaf) Bethke, and Kim (Billy) Cory.


Extended family includes Michelle and Emily Rigby and special friends Helen McCaffrey and Charlie Funk.


Jim’s surviving family also includes many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.


Jim was preceded in death by his parents Jay and Viola; younger brother David; father-in-law Jim Bethke; nephews Brent Glass and Cpl. Alex Martinez; and cousin Mike Strine.


A special thank you to Dr. Weber and the Richland Hospital and Clinics for the excellent care Jim received during the last several years and to UW’s Neurosurgery team for the compassionate care Jim received during the last week of his life.


Per Jim’s request, no formal services will be held. Inurnment and a celebration of life will be held at the Basswood Church and Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the family to be given to a charity of their choice. The Pratt Funeral and Cremation Service is assisting the family with their arrangements.


"Goodbyes are not forever. Goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean I'll miss you until we meet again."


To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Jim Glass hosted by Pratt Funeral and Cremation Service.

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