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James L. Rew Jr., age 54 of Neenah, WI, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, January 21st, 2018.
James was born August 19, 1963 in Menasha, WI, the son of James and Mary (Lorge) Rew. He married Kathy (Gollner) Rew December 22nd, 1986. James enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, watching MeTV with his wife, and enjoying spirits with good company. He was a kind-hearted, easy going man that loved his family. James enjoyed the world of finance. His early career involved accountant work for a diverse group of businesses. He later transitioned to buying and selling on the stock market and also managed some of his children’s retirement funds.
James is survived by his wife, Kathy Rew of Neenah; children, Jill (Andrew) Rew of Menasha, Jack (Elyse) Rew of Fond du Lac, and Joel (Madalyn) Rew of Appleton; grandchildren, Jaiden, Tristan, and Emberlynn; his mother Mary Rew; siblings, Stephen (Jennifer) Rew of Rapid City, SD, Jennifer (Randy) Rew Fitzgibbon, David (Patty) Rew, Debbie (Alvin) Brzozowski, and Peggy Rew all of Menasha, WI; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father James Rew along with his mother-in-law and father-in-law John and Helen Gollner.
Anyone who knew James could tell you he was an optimistic, outgoing person. He would crack jokes, even when at times it might seem inappropriate, but he would get you to smile. He required very minimal, just a roof over his head and the company of the family him and Kathy began. May he rest in peace in the company of family and friends who have passed before him.
A memorial visitation for James will be held on Friday, January 26th, 2018 at Kessler Funeral Home, 304 S. Commercial Street, Neenah, WI, from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.