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1951 James 2023

James Webb

October 22, 1951 — March 16, 2023

La Crosse, Wisconsin

James A. Webb of La Crosse passed away on March 16, 2023. Jim was born on October 22, 1951 in Nevada, Iowa to Donald and Mary (Mahling) Webb. He attended Aquinas High School graduating in 1969 and graduated from Iowa State University in 1973 with a Construction Engineering degree. He married Gail Wiggins on August 16, 1976.

He worked as a Professional Engineer specializing in construction in Madison and then La Crosse for many years. He started his own company, Jim Webb PE Engineering and Construction in 1997. He was also the Building Inspector for the Town of Shelby, Town of Onalaska, Town of Holland and the Town of Campbell. He was an active member of the La Crosse Parks Board for many years.

He loved watching the Green Bay Packers and took an annual trip with his grandson Malachy to watch them play. His favorite pastimes were golfing with the Bluffside Duffers, a game of Hearts and playing pranks on his children and grandchildren, who affectionately called him “Bupar.”

His memory lives on with his wife Gail; daughter Kari (John) Webb-McConaughey; daughter Shannon (Geoffrey Kopski) Webb; son Collin Webb; daughter Dana (Bret McFerrin) Webb; grandson Malachy; granddaughter Eva; granddaughter Mae; brother Terry (Susie) Webb; sister Carol (Scott) Thompson; brother-in-law Thomas Wiggins; brother-in-law Richard (Julie) Wiggins as well as many nieces and nephews and grand-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, mother and brother David (Susan Sampson) Webb.

There will be a visitation from 11am until 2 pm on Saturday March 25th at Blaschke & Schneider Funeral Home, 1501 West Avenue S., La Crosse WI.

Memorials may be given to the Friends of Riverside Park Foundation of La Crosse, or a charity of your choice.

May Jim complete his travels and have a wonderful transition to what is next.

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Saturday, March 25, 2023

11:00am - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Blaschke Schneider Funeral Home

1501 West Avenue South, La Crosse, WI 54601

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