James Pidgeon

Obituary of James Pidgeon

James Dale “Waub-mee-mee” Pidgeon, age 67, of Wisconsin Rapids, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at Aspirus Riverview Hospital in Wisconsin Rapids.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Herman-Taylor Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids.  Beaver and Keith will officiate.  Burial will be at the Waub-mee-mee Cemetery.  Visitation for family and friends will be held at the funeral home from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services on Saturday.

Jim was born February 4, 1951 in Wisconsin Rapids to Luther and Lona (Mallory) Pidgeon.  He married Carol Stein on March 14, 1981 in Appleton, Wisconsin.

Jim was a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation. He worked as an equipment operator for the City of Wisconsin Rapids for nearly 30 years.

Jim is survived by his beloved wife of 37 years, Carol; two sons: James (Nicole) Pidgeon and Robert (Catherine) Pidgeon; grandchildren: Ryan, Aubrey, Crystal, Kaylee, Jacob and Tim; brother, Fredrick (Germaine) Pidgeon; and two sisters: Annette Pidgeon and Debra Turbin, all of Wisconsin Rapids; his sisters-in-law: Jeanne (Charlie) Anderson, Jackie (Rodney) Kust, Susan Stein, Donna Van Asten. and Mary Jo (Joel) Sweetalla; as well as various nieces and nephews.  He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Donald Collins; sisters: Lenora Collins and Wilma Nelson; father and mother-in-law, James and Mary Stein; and brothers-in-law: Timothy Turbin, Richard Bauer, Merlin Van Asten, Richard Stein, and Donald Stein.