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James Harold Girard

February 1, 1944 ~ March 11, 2017 (age 73)
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James Harold "Jim"  Girard, 73, Neenah, passed away unexpectedly on March 11, 2017, at Peabody Manor in Appleton. Jim was born in Neenah on February 1, 1944, son of the late David Girard and Constance (Breaker-Girard-Hansen) and the late Robert Hansen. Jim graduated from Neenah High in 1962. He married Amelia Kuhnel on June 26, 1965, celebrating  51 years of marriage in June of 2016.  Jim was employed by Quality Printing prior to his employment at the City of Neenah Water where he worked for 33 years. Jim was also employed at Spanbauers Lakeview gas station for many years. When Mr. Spanbauer retired, Jim retired and was most recently employed by Wayne's Muffler retiring in 2016.

Jim is survived by his wife Amelia and their three children: David (Deanna) of Winneconne, Dennis of Neenah and Michelle (Guy) Johnson of Sherwood, OR;  four grandchildren: Joshua  and Katelyn Girard of Winneconne,  Alesia Girard  of Neenah and Taylor Johnson of Sherwood, OR; great-grandson Adrian and one on the way; other relatives: Peggy and Gary (Breaker) Brighum, Tom and Nancy Breaker, Phyllis and Don Breaker, Dorothy Breaker and sister-in-law Anne Kuhnel her family all of Neenah, as well as many other relatives and friends.

Private family services will be held at the Kessler Funeral Home with Rev. Kevin Heffernan officiating. 

Online condolences may be expressed at kesslerfh.com.


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