Jessie L. James

Jessie Lynn James, 45, of Keshena, started her spiritual journey home on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, at Sauk Prairie Hospital in Sauk City.

Jessie was born March 25, 1973, in Shawano to Gordon and Leone (Wilber) James. She attended Menominee Indian High School. Jessie was proud of being a CNA and worked many years helping patients at nursing homes and in their homes. She enjoyed the outdoors — fishing, camping, cutting fire wood, picking ginseng with her soulmate, Joe Peters, and riding on the backwood roads. She also enjoyed playing bingo and cards (especially cribbage) and was an avid pool shooter. Above all, Jessie loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her soulmate, Joe Peters, of Keshena; her children, Lauren (Tim) Peters, of Shawano, and Joseph Peters Jr., of Keshena; her grandchildren, Joseph Peters III and Evelyn Bourdon; her parents, Gordon and Leone James; her siblings, Denise (Steve) Crowe, of Appleton, Tracy Peters, of North Carolina, Randy (Rose) Peters, Albert Peters, Kandi Peters, Richard James, Gordon James Jr., Marlin James, and Karen (Jeremy) James, all of Keshena; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Herman Peters and Karen Peters, both of Shawano, George Peters, of Keshena, Doreen Peters, of Appleton, Patti Peters, of Shawano, and John (Jessica) Peters, of Suring; her goddaughter, Karen James; and many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her daughters, Gwendolyn and Amber Peters; father- and mother-in-law, Orvis James and Patricia Peters; sister-in-law, Skinny Peters; and brother-in-law, Mike Peters.

A funeral Mass for Jessie will be celebrated on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, at 11 a.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Keshena. The Rev. Joel Jores will be the Celebrant. Visitation began on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, at 4 p.m. at the James residence, N975 Old South Branch Road, Keshena, and will continue until the procession leaves for church on Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m. A parish wake service will be held on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, at 7 p.m. at the James residence.

Mickelson Funeral & Cremation Service of Shawano is assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences at