James H. Cuff, age 88, of Hortonville, passed away on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 in Appleton.
He was born on April 24, 1925 in the Town of Hortonia, Outagamie County, son of the late Clair and Gladys (Hamilton) Cuff. Jim proudly served his country with the U.S. Marines during the Korean Conflict. On August 30, 1958, he was united in marriage to Naomie Bruss. Jim and Naomie worked on their family farm until they started Cuff’s Market and Greenhouse in Hortonville which they ran for nearly 40 years. In retirement, he worked for Garst, ICI and Brown Seed Companies. Jim was very active in the community. He was a member of the Hammond-Schmit American Legion Post 55 where he was a Past Commander, the Hortonville Lions Club, and a volunteer firefighter for many years. He enjoyed working, bowling, shooting dice, but most of all just being with all his friends. Jim was also a member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ in New London.
He is survived by his children: Janis (Howard) Shackley, Watertown; Rebecca (Dan) Brandborg and her son, Hamilton, Montana; John (Lisa) Cuff, Appleton; grandchildren: Shannon (Troy) Milbrath, Scott Shackley (Alyson Parker), Flynt Brandborg, Madeline and Jessica Cuff; great-grandchildren: Alexander, Jackson and Emerson Milbrath; siblings: Mary (Larry) Arbisi, Minneapolis, MN; Joann Shue, Brookfield; Dottie (Dave) Wege, Crystal Lake, IL; sister-in-law, Margaret Cuff, New London. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Naomie in 2010, a brother George Cuff and a brother-in-law Don Shue.
A memorial service for Jim will be held on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in New London (110 E. Hancock St.) with Rev. Greg Watling officiating. Full Military Honors will be held at the church immediately following the service. A visitation for Jim will be held on Friday, October 4, from 4-7 p.m. at the Borchardt & Moder Funeral Home in Hortonville and also at the church on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. The Borchardt & Moder Funeral Home in Hortonville is serving the family.