James Edmund Alsteen Sr. “Scrappy Jim”, of Gleason, died Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at his home. He was 63 years old. He was born on February 7, 1952 in Fort Hood, TX a son of the late James and Elizabeth (Stevens) Alsteen. He married Marsha Buehrens on March 15, 1985 at Merrill. She survives.
He was a graduate of Rhinelander High School.
His greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren.
Survivors include five children, Joshua (Rachel) Buehrens of Wausau, James (Susan) Alsteen Jr. of Green Bay, Nathanial (Missy) Alsteen of Rhinelander, Ashley (Jason) Alsteen of Appleton and Christopher (Brittany) Alsteen of Rhinelander; six grandchildren, Juliahna Alsteen, Jayden Schultz, Rayden Anderson, Jemmah Nelson, Lillian Cahak and Grace Buehrens; two sisters, Cecelia Young of Rhinelander and Sally (Butch) Malone of Rhinelander; two brothers, Rocky (Sue) Alsteen of Rhinelander and Scotty (Pam) Alsteen of Rhinelander.
A memorial gathering will take place on Saturday at the township of Summit town hall, N8495 Cty Rd H, Gleason, beginning at 2 p.m.