James K. Hampton, 66, of Lake Mills, Wis., passed away Friday (June 28, 2019) at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born Jan. 23, 1953, in Martin, Ky., the son of Jack and Marie (Meadows) Hampton. His parents preceded him in death.

Jim was a graduate of Martin High School, class of 1971, and later attended Marian University of Fond du Lac, Wis.

He married Regina Kilbride, of Kankakee, 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,” and he enjoyed playing golf, watching the Milwaukee Brewers, drawing and painting, deer hunting and playing cards.

Surviving are 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, Ashlynn, Jeremiah, Evan, Ryder, Kennedie and Everett Hampton; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Jack (Debbie) Hampton, of Bourbonnais; one sister, Rhonda Couch, of Janesville; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. Friday, July 5, until the 4 p.m. memorial Mass at St. Francis Xavier Church of St. Gabriel Parish, in Lake Mills, with the Rev. David Wanish officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Cemetery in Johnson Creek, Wis.

Memorials may be made to Rainbow Hospice Care of Jefferson online at rainbowhospicecare.org.

Please sign his online guestbook at claussenfuneralhome.com.

(Pd)

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