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James L. Bischel

James L. Bischel

November 8, 2016

James L. Bischel, age 72 of Bloomer, died Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at his residence.

He was born on December 13, 1943 to Henry (Margaret) Bischel. James married Annette Van Den Heuvel on April 15, 1967 in Gilman, Wisconsin.  

James loved to spend time with his family playing cards, fishing, hunting and camping.

Together they had five children: Matthew (Tracy) Bischel, Tammy (Jeff) Malinowski, Richard (Jamie) Bischel, Dennis (Miki) Bischel, David (Amberine) Bischel, all of Bloomer; grandchildren: Andrew Bischel, Amanda (Tristan Amani) Bischel, Cody Bischel, Iona Bischel, Brooke Jecevicus, Jacob Malinowski, Adam Malinowksi and Sara Malinowski; great-grandchildren: Christopher Eaton, Elijah Bischel; sisters: Rosemary Kellen, JoAnn Vahlenkamp, Cecelia Schemenauer and Mary Ann LaValle; brothers: Ronald (Joni), John and Joseph (Lisa); sister-in-law’s: Marianne Witschen and Virginia Dobrzynski; brother-in-law’s: Bernard (Kathleen) Van Den Heuvel, Harry (Mary) Van Den Heuvel and Richard (Phyllis) Van Den Heuvel. Further survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother-in-law’s: Mike Kellen, Richard Witschen, Donald Dobrzynski, John Schemenauer, Ralph Swoboda, Roger Vahlenkamp and George Lauer Jr.; and a sister-in-law Beatrice Lauer.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Bloomer with Father John Potaczek officiating. Visitation will be held on Friday, November 11, 2016 at Schriver-Thompson Funeral Home from 5 P.M. to 8 P.M. with a 7:30 prayer service.

Burial of cremains will be held at St. Paul’s Catholic North Cemetery with Military Honors at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the charity of your choice.


Visitation will be held on Friday, November 11, 2016 at Schriver-Thompson Funeral Home from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a 7:30 p.m. prayer service.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at St. Paul's Catholic Church.

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  • Wayne and Cheryl Corbin Denny and Miki,
    So sorry for the loss of your dad, Denny. Know we are thinking of you and your family at this time.

    November 14 at 8:58am

  • Jim and Veronica Strand Dear Matt and Tracy, Our hearts are with you in the loss of your dad. We will keep you in our prayers. The Lord be with you.

    November 11 at 8:24pm

  • Jeannie Petska My sincere sympathy to my "Nettie" and her family. Prayers to you all!

    November 11 at 2:40am

  • Maximillian J. Titus & Lois J. Titus Dear Bischel Family, there are no words that can express how sorry we are to hear of the passing of James. We did not know James well, but we are very fond of our brother in law Joseph and we know first hand how difficult it is to lose a family member. Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. May God bless you all.

    November 11 at 12:47AM

  • Kelly Ciolkosz - Devine Very sorry to hear of your loss. God bless you all during this difficult time.

    Steve, Kelly, Mitchell and Ted Devine (Ciolkosz)

    November 10 at 4:56AM

  • Angie Glodowski (Roggenbuck) Sending thoughts and prayers of comfort during this difficult time... I am so sorry for your loss.

    "Those we love and lose are always connected by heartstrings into infinity..."

    November 9 at 9:19PM

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