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James P. “Jim” Cobb, age 70, of Hancock, passed away peacefully the morning of Aug. 28 at his home after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born Feb. 11, 1948 in Milwaukee, the son of James H. Cobb Jr. and Janet E. Berg. He married Debra F. Shultz on Dec. 31, 1984 at Zion Lutheran Church, Hartland.

Jim was employed as a cheese processor at Sanofi-Aventis for several years until his retirement. Jim has been coming to the Hancock area his entire life. His passion for the outdoors led him to his home in rural Hancock where he built his home, which started as a cabin. Jim enjoyed the outdoors especially hunting and snowmobiling. His other hobbies were shooting pool, singing karaoke, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Debra F. Cobb, Hancock; his loving daughter Tonya and son-in-law Eric; his sisters, Janet, Jean, Joyce, and JoAnn; further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many special friends.


Funeral Services were held on Saturday, Sept. 1 at 1:30 p.m. in the Stahl Funeral Home, Plainfield with the Rev. Dale W. Bahls officiating. Burial will be in the Grace Lutheran Cemetery, Town of Deerfield. Visitation was held from 12:30 p.m. Saturday until the time of services at the funeral home. Please visit to share your condolences with Jim’s family.