Passed away on March 21, 2012 at home. Jim was born on June 11, 1928 in Rice Lake, Wisconsin, one of eight children.
Jim came to Priest River with his family in 1933. He graduated from Priest River High School in 1946. He met Dolores Williams and they married in Whitefish, MT in 1951. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary last September 1st.
He was a master builder. He built many homes in the local area and worked on many commercial buildings. At 61, he became an avid trapshooter. Even though he was blinded in one eye while in the Army, he earned the title of Idaho State Veterans Champion in 2002.
He loved trapshooting, golf, hunting and built a big rec room in his house for his Royal Elk mount.
Jim is survived by his wife, Dolores; three daughters, Linda (Wade) Baker, Cathy Burns, and Sherry Coleman (Randy Blinn). He is survived by five grandchildren: JimBob and Justin Coleman, Joey Burns, Luke Baker, and Shelby Hatfield; and seven great-grandchildren. Jim is also survived by sisters Gladys Rolla of Portland, Or, Lois Larson of Priest River, and twin sister Jeannette Abbott of Sandpoint, ID.
He was preceded in death by his parents John and Julia Krizenesky; brothers Lester, Norbert, and Robert, and sister Marjorie Harty.
Services will be held at St. Catherine of Sienna Catholic Church in Priest River on March 26, 2012 at 1:00 pm. A reception will follow at the VFW Hall in Priest River.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bonner County Hospice or the charity of one’s choice.
SHERMAN-KNAPP FUNERAL HOME IN PRIEST RIVER, ID is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends are invited to sign the online guest book at sherman-knapp.com.
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