James Thomas Stoddard, age 57, of Black River Falls, WI, passed away on May 2, 2023 at his sister’s
home in Fairchild, WI. He was born on November, 12 1965 in Neillsville, WI, to Wesley Stoddard Jr., and
James graduated from Alma Center Lincoln High School in 1985. He then went into the Army in 1985,
serving in South Korea and after his return worked at the Ho- Chunk Casino for 17 years and then
worked for Abby Vans out of Neillsville, and Neilsville Taxi. He loved to hunt and fish.
He is survived by his parents, Wesley E. Stoddard Jr. and Bernice O’Brien; sister, Lani Wetzel
(Christopher); two brothers Ken Stoddard and Randy Stoddard (Rose Sebastian); along with many
nieces and nephews, great neices and nephews, and many family members that loved him dearly.
James is preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Bernice and Wesley Stoddard Sr.; maternal
grandparents, George and Perleen Madland; sister, Lori Olson; cousin, Mark Johnson; cousin Debbie
Johnson; cousin, Amy Stoddard; great nephew, Porter Micheal Gage Montgomery; Aunt Esther Gray;
Uncle George Madland Sr.; along with many others.
Funeral services for James will take place Saturday, May 13, 2023 at the Jensen- Modjeski Funeral Home
at 11:00 a.m. Reverend Terry Marg will officiate. Friends and family are invited to visitation from 10:00
a.m. until time of service. Burial will immediately be followed at Riverside Cemetery.
The Jensen- Modjeski Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements, 715-963-2311.