Lifelong Three Lakes resident James Ar­thur Levandoski, age 86, passed away peacefully on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, at his home.

Son of Henry and Stella (Rydzewski) Levandoski, Jim was born on a cold and snowy Dec. 20, 1930, in the family farmhouse in Three Lakes. Jim was one of three triplet boys.

Jim graduated from Three Lakes High School in 1948, and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

After his time in the ser­vice, he owned and operated Jim’s DX Service Station for many years.

He married Jayme Nehring on June 2, 1962.

Jim enjoyed fishing, golfing, trips to Mexico, pontooning and spending time with his family.

He was an active lifelong member of St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Three Lakes, where he served as an usher.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Isa­belle Turnquist, Jeanne Protz and Irene Levandoski; and his triplet brothers, Robert and Carl Levandoski.

He is survived by his wife, Jayme; his son, Jim Jr. (Laura) Levandoski of Three Lakes; daughter, Joan (John) Stone of Deephaven, Minn.; grandchildren, Patrick Levandoski, Amy (Jordan) Hibbard, and Clare and Jack Stone; as well as in-laws, Gwen and Robert Molon, and Connie Nehring; nieces, Carrie Fraipont and Judy Wilson; and nephews, Dominic Molon, Peter and Eddie Nehring, Robert Turnquist and Jim Protz.  

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 4, 2017, at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Three Lakes. Visitation will from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church.

Jim was a wonderful husband, father, brother, uncle and friend. He will be remembered by all for the smile he had on his face, as well as the “one-liners” he snuck into every conversation. Hardworking, persistent, and always happy, he brought great joy to the lives of those around him.

Jim was a good man and had a kind heart, living his days for God, family and friends. Jim will be greatly missed, and he will never be forgotten by those who had the pleasure of knowing him.

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Arrangements by Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home, Eagle River, Wis.