James C. Walsh

Print Article

  • Walsh

  • 1

    Walsh

  • Walsh

  • 1

    Walsh

James Cassidy Walsh, 93, of Beloit, WI, died Saturday, September 1, 2018 in his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born September 1, 1925 in Beloit, WI, the son of Arthur and Viola (Cassidy) Walsh. James was a 1943 graduate of Beloit High School. James enlisted in the U.S. Navy and went to Great Lakes Naval Training Station in Great Lakes, IL on November 20, 1944. He said that he couldn't enlist until the cabbage was harvested on the farm. Jim was then sent to Bainbridge Naval training Station in Bainbridge, Maryland. He was enrolled in a 16 week Quarter Master School. After week 14, however, Jim was sent to Williams College in Williamstown, MA for officers training school. From Williams College James was sent to Brown University in Providence, RI. James returned to Great Lakes Naval Training Station in Illinois, where he was discharged on June 17, 1946. He went on to study at the University of Wisconsin Madison where he just so happened to graduate three years later on June 17, 1949. He married Mina Eloise Reeder on July 15, 1950 in St. Patrick Catholic Church, Janesville, WI. She predeceased him on January 20, 2018.

James was the owner/CEO of the Century Old Walsh Family Farm. He was a former volunteer fireman for the Town of Turtle Fire Department. James was a former member of the Rock County Fair Board. He was a member of the WI Livestock Producers Hall of Fame, WI Pork Producers Hall of Fame, and the WI State Fair Breeders Hall of Fame. James was also a member of Alpha Gamma Rho, St. Thomas Catholic Church and a former member of the Holy Name Society. James was a former president and board member of the National Hampshire Swine Registry.

Survivors include his children, James (Jenny) Walsh, Linda (Gary) Polglaze, Thomas (Dawn Farrell) Walsh, John (Jamie) Walsh, Teresa (Jeff) Freitag, William (Lora) Walsh, and Mary (Mark) Martin; grandchildren, Aaron (Danielle) Walsh, Jacob Walsh, Elise Polglaze, Lauren (Robby) Weyker, Katie (Micah) Hanson, and Drew Freitag; great grandchild, Saoirse Weyker.

He was predeceased by his parents and grandson Michael Walsh.

Funeral Mass of Christian Burial for James will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 11, 2018 in St. Thomas Catholic Church, 824 E. Grand Ave, Beloit, WI. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation of remembrance will be from 10:15 a.m. until 11:15 a.m. Tuesday in the church. Daley Murphy Wisch & Associates Funeral Home and Crematorium, 2355 Cranston Road, Beloit, WI, assisted the family with arrangements.

Memorials may be given in his name to St. St. Thomas Catholic Church or Beloit Regional Hospice.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.daleymurphywisch.com

Print Article

Read More Obituaries

Larry M. Buckner

November 14, 2018 at 10:21 am | Larry M. Buckner, 70, of Beloit, Wi passed away Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 6:52 p.m. in his apartment. Larry was born January 8, 1948, the son of Lloyd and Ethel (Borkenhagen) Buckner. He attende...

Comments

Read More

Arlene LaVonne Hanson

November 14, 2018 at 10:22 am | Arlene LaVonne Hanson, age 78, died on November 11, 2018 while at the Beloit Hospital. Arlene was born on September 23, 1940 in Richland Center, WI, the daughter of Jack and Margaret (Groves) Fergus...

Comments

Read More

Clairaine Audrey Llewellyn

November 14, 2018 at 10:22 am | Clairaine Audrey Llewellyn, age 97, passed away on November 12, 2018 while at the Alden Estates Nursing Home in Jefferson, WI. Clairaine was born on March 13, 1921 in Beloit, the daughter of Alma Re...

Comments

Read More

Raymond L. Mathewson

November 14, 2018 at 10:22 am | Raymond L. Mathewson age 91, of Beloit died Tuesday, November 13, 2018 in his home. He was born May 26, 1927 to the late Lyle and Mary (Borkenhagen) Mathewson in Plymouth Township. Ray graduated from...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(608) 365-8811
149 State Street
Beloit, WI 53511

©2018 Beloit Daily News Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X