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James M. Lombard , Age 84

February 20, 1938 --October 09, 2022

James Michael Lombard went to be with his Lord on October 9th, 2022. James, "Jim" to his family and friends, was born on Feb 20, 1938 to parents Michael and Margaret (ne Powers) in Spooner, WI, later joined by two sisters and a brother. Jim graduated from Spooner High School in 1956. After graduating, he enlisted in the Wisconsin National Guard for six years, where he served honorably. Jim obtained a Bachelors Degree in chemistry and a teaching certificate from Wisconsin State College-Superior in 1961. He taught science and math in the Iola-Scandinavia School District from 1961 to 1963, where he met his wife of 60 years, Andrea (ne Ekdahl). The two married in 1962.

Jim completed a Master's Degree in Pharmacy at UW-Madison in 1966. Daughter Kirsten was born in 1967, followed by daughter Cara in 1969. In 1970 Jim moved his young family to Baraboo, WI, where he opened Lombard's Clinic-Pharmacy at Medical Associates. He proudly owned and operated the pharmacy for 30 years. His customers deeply appreciated the care he always took with them. In 2002, Jim joyfully welcomed granddaughter Keagen into his family and in 2004 granddaughter Callie.

A fierce lover of liberty and an adept debater, Jim deftly used humor to enable others to understand his perspective. He employed this strategy regularly in the many letters he wrote to the Baraboo News Republic on issues that mattered to him.

Jim had a lifelong gift for building relationships and a heart of compassion, qualities that only expanded after he came to know Jesus in 2006. His quiet faith led him willingly to lend his time and assistance to family, friends, and acquaintances. He mowed lawns, sat with ailing friends, visited the lonely, comforted the hurting, and provided much wisdom, laughter, and love.

Jim is survived by wife Andrea, daughter Kirsten Lombard and son-in-law Jeffrey Horn, step-grandson Joe Horn, daughter Cara Stefanko, granddaughters Keagen and Callie Stefanko, sisters Julie Devine (Richard) and Jackie Geiser (Harold), brother John (Paulette, ne Swan) and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Michael Angelo Lombard, mother Margaret Theresa (ne Powers) and nephew Michael Lombard.

A service to celebrate Jim's life will be held at Walnut Hill Bible Church at 11 a.m. on Mon, Oct 17th, with visitation beginning at 9 a.m. A luncheon at the church will immediately follow the service. The Redlin-Ertz Funeral Home is assisting the family.


Judy Spencer October 13, 2022

Friend Baraboo , Wisconsin

Working at Medical Associates from 1966 to 1975 it was always great to have a friendly Greeting from Jim and see that smile. Hugs and prayers to his whole familt

George Archibald October 14, 2022

friend Baraboo , Wisconsin

Dear Andrea, Although I did not know Jim well, I treasure the few conversations we shared. I look forward to getting to know him better in heaven. My most sincere condolences to you and your family. With much love through our risen and beloved Lord Jesus. George.

Linda Halatek October 14, 2022

Friend Baraboo , Wisconsin

Jim and Audrey are neighbors that I have come to know the last 7years. I am praying for the family that the peace of God be yours in these difficult times. I thank the Lord we will all reunite someday in heaven. Hugs Audrey sending my love

Frances Yukus October 14, 2022

Customer/admirer of his kindness Baraboo , Wisconsin

Jim was my 1st pharmacist after moving here in 1987. He exuded kindness and personal attention. He was a very warm and kind man that treated me like a friend. Godspeed

Liesl Hypki October 14, 2022

Friend El Paso , Texas

Dear Andrea, So sorry for your loss. We have appreciated your and Jim’s support of the ongoing ministry here in Mexico, it was a blessing to us. We are praying for your family as you process, grieve, and hope all at the same time.