Jim Easton Memorial Fund

All funds raised will directly assist Jim’s family for funeral costs, daily living expenses, and the future education of his children.

The account is managed and overseen by his brothers at the Wisconsin Rapids Fire Department and IAFF Local 425.

James M. Easton, age 46, of Wisconsin Rapids, WI died Monday, January 1, 2018 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, Wausau, WI as a result of an accidental fall.

Jim was born September 14, 1971 in Kenosha, WI and was raised by his mother and step-father, Jan and Glenn Hackler. He married Wendy L. Krause on June 28, 1997 in Racine, WI. Jim was a firefighter/paramedic for the City of Wisconsin Rapids for 23 years. Jim was a secretary/treasurer for the Wisconsin Rapids Firefighters Association and was secretary of IAFF Local 425. He enjoyed NASCAR, camping and football, especially the Green Bay Packers. Jim was a great husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend and was also a “brother” to his fellow firefighters.

Jim is survived by his wife, Wendy; two children, Kellee and Zachary; mother, Jan Hackler of Kenosha, WI; three sisters, Jamie (Scott) Robinson of Arizona, Julie Nelson of Kenosha, WI and Jodie (significant other- Rodney) Easton of Arizona and is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and numerous friends.

Jim was preceded in death by his father, James and stepfather, Glenn Hackler.


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Wisconsin Rapids, WI
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