The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


March 1, 2013

James R. "Jim" Wisek


James R. "Jim" Wisek, age 68, of Lamar, Mo., passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at Freeman Hospital, following an illness.

Jim was born on June 25, 1944, in South Port Queensland, Australia, the son of the late Orville and Audrey (Wyatt) Wisek.

He married Sarah Acklin on April 3, 1965, in Chicago, Ill. He has been an area resident for the past 40 years. Jim was a well known area business man. He owned and operated Pioneer Floor Maintenance, Midwest Roofing & Sheet Metal and most recently the Dream Sleep Shop in Joplin. He was a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses both the East Joplin and the Lamar congregations. He loved his work as a minister for Jehovah's Witnesses. He championed and inspired many people to read their bibles and love Jehovah God. He was a loving husband and a wonderful father and grandfather, who will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his wife and business partner, Sarah Wisek, Lamar; two daughters, Janet Ellingwood and husband, David, Lamar, and Rebekah "Becky" Wisek, Joplin; one son, Micah Wisek and wife, Melinda, Lincoln, Neb.; two brothers, Glen Wisek, Chicago, and Lloyd Wisek, Mount Vernon, Ill.; two sisters, Linda Wisek and Joy Wisek, Chicago; and three grandchildren, Sarah Louise Ellingwood, Cheyene Wisek and David Ross Ellingwood.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Mason-Woodard Chapel. Gerald Hudson, Minister will officiate. Burial will be in Webb City Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at Mason-Woodard Chapel.

Arrangements are under the direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Chapel.

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