Jim Phernetton, age 81, of Beldenville, Wis., died on Tuesday, May 7, at the Lutheran Home in River Falls, Wis.
Jim was born the son of Russell and Clara (Zarbuck) Phernetton on Oct. 1, 1931, in Spring Valley, Wis. He grew up in Pierce County, Wis., spending most of his life near Beldenville. He graduated from Spring Valley High School. Jim served in the Air Force. He was stationed in Alaska and California. When he returned from service, Jim went to work for Bob's Litho Printing in the Twin Cities, retiring in the early 1990s.
Jim loved flowers and could make anything grow. He enjoyed spending time visiting with family and friends. Jim was hard-working and friendly.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Clara Phernetton; brother Lawrence (Connie) Phernetton; sister Doris (Dave) Sacket; and brother-in-law, Robert Forton.
He is survived by his brothers Allen (Marion) Phernetton, Tom (Sue) Phernetton; sisters Laurene (Lee) Kline, Beverly Forton; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
A memorial gathering will be held from 10 a.m.-12 noon Saturday, May 11, with a memory sharing service at 11:30 a.m. and a luncheon following, at the Bakken-Young Funeral Home, River Falls. Interment will be in the Beldenville Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Parkinson's Research.
Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of River Falls.