LAKE MILLS — James K. Hampton, 66, of Lake Mills, passed away on Friday, June 28, 2019, at his home, surrounded by his family.
He was born on Jan. 23, 1953, in Martin, Ky., the son of the late Jack and Marie (Meadows) Hampton.
Jim was a graduate of Martin High School, class of 1971, and later attended Marian University of Fond du Lac.
He married Regina Kilbride of Kankakee, Ill., on Feb. 22, 1975, in Kankakee.
The family has resided in Lake Mills since 1980.
Jim worked for 21 years at Ransomes, Inc. in Johnson Creek, and retired from United Alloy of Janesville in 2018.
He loved spending time with his grandchildren, who called him Papaw, enjoyed playing golf, the Milwaukee Brewers, drawing and painting, deer hunting and playing cards.
Survivors include his wife, Regina; their children, Keith of Stoughton, Kelly (James) Hallada of Pound, Kyle (Nicole) of Jefferson and Kory (Erin) of Menomonee Falls; 11 grandchildren, Miles Lewis, Veronica (Shawn) Gallagher; Cruz, Selena and Isaac Hallada; and Ashlynn, Jeremiah, Evan, Ryder, Kennedie and Everett Hampton.
He further is survived by three great-grandchildren; one brother, Jack (Debbie) Hampton of Bourbonnais, Ill.; one sister, Rhonda Couch of Janesville; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
A memorial mass will be held on Friday, July 5, at 4 p.m., at St. Francis Xavier Church of St. Gabriel Parish in Lake Mills, with Father David Wanish officiating.
Burial will be at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Cemetery in Johnson Creek.
Visitation will be held at St. Francis Xavier Church on Friday from 1 p.m. until the time of service.
If desired, memorials may be made to Rainbow Hospice Care of Jefferson, rainbowhospicecare.org.
Claussen Funeral Home in Lake Mills is assisting with arrangements.