Obituary: James William Wandke

June 10, 1957 - July 16, 2021
James William Wandke
June 10, 1957 - July 16, 2021
Posted at 9:11 AM, Jul 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-21 11:17:03-04

James William Wandke, 64, of Great Falls, passed away July 16, 2021, after a courageous battle with cancer. James was born in Great Falls on June 10, 1957, to Bruce and Betty Wandke. He graduated from CMR High School in 1975. He married his wife of 41 years, Tonya Kelleher on August 9, 1979. They welcomed two daughters, Trinity in March 1983 and Lindsay in May 1986.

Jim and Tonya purchased One Hour X-tra Clean in 1981. He worked beside his wife for 40 years. Jim enjoyed being a business owner and took pride in the work he did. He enjoyed working with all of his customers. He saw most of them on a weekly basis. Jim and Tonya retired in February of 2020 after 40 years of ownership.

Jim enjoyed the great outdoors. While raising his daughters they were always found outdoors boating, camping, or fishing. What brought Jim the most joy was his grandchildren. He was often found cheering them on at their football games, wrestling meets, gymnastics competitions, dance recitals, and any event in which they participated. To read the complete obituary and share condolences, visit the Schnider Funeral Home website.