James "Jim" R. Bredeson

April 2, 2023
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James "Jim" Bredeson Obituary

James R. “Jim” Bredeson, age 68 of Boscobel, passed away on Sunday, April 2, 2023 at Boscobel Care and Rehab, surrounded by his family.  He was born on November 11, 1954 in Darlington, Wisconsin, the son of Russell Bredeson and Veronica (Burke) and Gary Garrison.  He is survived by his devoted wife Mary of Boscobel; two sons, Jeremy (Leon) Bredeson of Columbus, Ohio and B.J. Bredeson of Boscobel; granddaughter, Kaitlynn Bredeson (fiancé, Tyson Dickman) of Blue River; two sisters, Diane Bredeson of Darlington and Donna Lawinger of Mineral Point; brothers-in-law, Jim (Joanie), Sy (Sandy), John (Lois); sisters-in-law, Janie, Arlene (John), Zelda (Jim), Sara (Jerome); and many very special nieces and nephews. 


He was preceded in death by his parents and stepfather, an infant nephew Will Lawinger, nephew Nate Gassman, nephew David Hongiman, and brothers-in-law Tom, Jerry, Wayne, Ken.


Jim loved fishing, hunting, boating on the river, and watching football, westerns, and Stephen King movies.  The love of his life was his granddaughter Kaitlynn (Rosebud).  He also loved his pets: Floyd, Alice, Molly, and his comforting wigglebutt, Sally.


A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 14, 2023 at 12:00pm at the Kendall Funeral Home in Boscobel with Pastor Stan Pegram officiating.  Burial will be at a later date.  Friends may call on Friday, April 14 from 9:00am until the time of service at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Boscobel Rescue Squad.  A lunch will follow after the service at Boscobel Bowl and Banquet. The Kendall Funeral Home in Boscobel is assisting the family.  Online condolences can be sent to


We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to Boscobel Hospital, Boscobel Care and Rehab, UW Hospital and Clinics, Boscobel Rescue Squad and EMS, St. Croix Hospice, and very special friend Carol Faulkner for always being there when needed.



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April 14, 2023

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Kendall Funeral Home
209 Mary Street
Boscobel,, Wisconsin 53805

Memorial Service
April 14, 2023

12:00 PM
Kendall Funeral Home
209 Mary Street
Boscobel,, Wisconsin 53805


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