James R. Havnen, age 71, Bear Creek, passed away on Sunday, September 30, 2018, at the VA Hospital in Milwaukee. He was born in Milwaukee on February 23, 1947, son of the late Oren and Helen (Hanson) Havnen. James served his country in the US Army 82nd Airborne Division, serving in Vietnam from 1968-1969. On September 18, 1986, he was united in marriage to Barb Fletcher in Shawano. Jim and his wife own and operate Willies Bar in Bear Creek where he enjoyed socializing with his patrons. He enjoyed horseshoes, pool, darts, watching sports, especially college football. He was a member of the VFW Post #664, Clintonville.
Jim is survived by his wife Barb; siblings, Janice Randa, Greenfield; Kathy (Tony) Suschil, Hudson, OH; Ruth (David) Shapiro, Georgetown, DE sister-in-law, Betty Havnen; brother and sister in-laws: Bob Fletcher; Dick (Barb) Fletcher; Sue (Tom) Bechard; Dan (Mary) Fletcher; Sherri (Hugh) Flanagan; Don (Pam) Fletcher; Jerry (Wendy) Fletcher; Cathie (Chris) Hansen; Chris (Lisa) Fletcher; Carla (Todd) Gernetzke. He is further survived by nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Ray, brother in-law, John Randa, father and mother in-law, Willard and Janice Fletcher and a brother in-law, Steve Fletcher.
Funeral services for Jim will be held on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. at the Cline & Hanson Funeral Home, New London with Deacon Lincoln Wood officiating. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday from 3:00 p.m. until the time of service. Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Bear Creek.