James was called home by his Heavenly Father on Saturday February 12, 2022. He was preceded in death by his wife Bonnie and is survived by his sister Dorothy, brother Bobby and his children, Timothy (Cheryl), Wendy (Shaun), and Kevin (Lisa), Grandchildren, Meredith, Emily, Jacob and Brian.
James served his country in the Army’s Hell On Wheels 2nd Armored Division, and spent time deployed in Germany before meeting the love of his life, Bonnie, and settling in Wisconsin. Their love took them to Arizona, where they continued raising their kids and welcomed their grandchildren. A very strong, kind and gentle man who loved his family and immersed himself in their lives.
A lover of travel, he enjoyed visiting with friends and family near and far, spreading his cheer with a smile. James will be forever missed by all who love him. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Hospice of the Valley in the name of James Irick. Memorial service to be held at a later date.