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March 19, 2020

James G. Titus

James George Titus, age 82 of New Glarus, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 15, 2020, at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison with family by his side. He was born on January 30, 1938, in Lake County, IL, the son of George and Helen (Miller) Titus.

Jim graduated from Libertyville High School. On October 25, 1958, he was united in marriage to Myrna Lampinen at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Mundelein, IL. Jim was the Fremont Township Highway Commissioner and also raised beef and grain. In 1976, he moved to New Glarus where he was a dairy farmer until selling the dairy herd in 1985. Jim then worked for Lycon and Sam's Wholesale Club until retiring in 2013. He was a member of the Badger F-100 club and St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Belleville.

James is survived by his children, Robert Titus, Carl (Noi) Titus, Elizabeth (Richard) Sutcliffe, Cynthia (Robie) Blankenship, and Greg (Diane) Titus; grandchildren, Holly, R.J., Jeanne, Heather, Cynthia, Charles (Annie), Cody (Holly), Ashley (Nick), Tim (Jenilee), Matt, and Cameron; great-grandchildren, Blake, Eivin, Levi, Eileigh, and Breyleigh. He is further survived by his brothers, Larry (Jacquie) Titus and Albert (Linda) Titus; sisters, Joan Atherton and Linda (Richard) Klyman; special friend, Mary Meyer; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Myrna; sister, Georgene Willemarck; and brothers-in-law, James Willemarck and Larry Atherton.

Funeral services have been changed, due to the regulations resulting from the current public health crisis. The visitation and funeral mass for the public have been canceled and all services are now private.

The Becker-Beal Funeral Home of Belleville is assisting the family.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.

The family would like to give a special thanks to the staffs of the Glarner Lodge, St. Mary's Hospital ICU, and UW-Med Flight.

An online memorial with guestbook is available at


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