James “Jim” V. Donahoe, 66, of Belmont, died on Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017 at Southwest Health Center, Platteville. Mass of Christian Burial was at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 27, 2017 at St. Philomena Catholic Church, Belmont. Father Jim Leeser officiated. Burial will be at a later date. Friends could call from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017 at the Melby Funeral Home & Crematory, Platteville. Memorials may be made to the James “Jim” Donahoe Memorial Fund. Online condolences may be made at www.melbyfh.com.
Jim was born on Jan. 1, 1951 in Belmont at the Floss Martin Maternity house, the son of Vincent and Iva (Riechers) Donahoe. He was united in marriage to Connie Buss on April 8, 1972 in Truman, Wis. Jim farmed for most of his life; in 1972 he took over the family farm and farmed that until retiring in 1998. After retiring from farming he worked at Lactalis and Montchevre in Belmont. Jim enjoyed bowling, golfing, playing cards, reading, and back in the day, cattle roping.
Jim is survived by his wife of 45 years, Connie; three children, Shannon (Rob) Runde, Shane (Valerie) Donahoe, and Justin (Maria) Donahoe; three grandchildren, Riley, Landon, and Cole Donahoe; ten siblings, Ron (Mary) Donahoe, Gary Donahoe, Mike (Becky) Donahoe, Diane (Frank) Lapacek, Judy (Davis) Traas, Barb (Pat) Raisbeck, Paul Donahoe, Lisa (Dave) Ihm, Lori Donahoe, and John (Vicky) Donahoe; two brother-in-law, Terry (Judy) Buss and Gary (Shirley) Buss; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, David Donahoe and Bruce Donahoe; and father and mother-in-law, Bob and Melva Buss.