Vale James M. Vanden Boogart

Vale James M. Vanden Boogart – February 24, 1956 – November 24, 2017

The Waubra Foundation notes with great sadness the passing of Jim Vanden Boogart of Wisconsin, USA who died on 24 November, 2017. We offer our condolences to Barbara and their extended families.

Jim fought for many years to protect his neighbours and others from inappropriate siting of wind turbines that resulted in serious harm to rural families in Wisconsin, and led to home abandonment for some. He was well aware of the international importance of both the Shirley Wind Farm acoustic investigation, and the activities and pronouncements of the Brown County Board of Health.

There follows a statement issued by Brown Country Citizens for Responsible Wind Energy

Dear BCCRWE Members and Friends

It is with a most heavy heart and deep grief that I share this news with you. Jim Vanden Boogart passed away on Friday.

As most of you know, Jim was an integral member of BCCRWE, leading our group as president for many years. He not only helped spare our neighborhood from the Invenergy wind project that would have had most of our families living in the shadows of turbines, but was equally devoted to those around the world that contacted him for his experience and vast knowledge. All while doing whatever he could to help those already harmed by injustice. He fought for truth and bravely exposed those that dealt otherwise. A man rooted in God and committed to personal responsibility, Jim possessed more compassion and patience than any person I have ever known. A talented writer, an expert mason, and intensely creative. He will be missed as a husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle……and as a dear, dear friend. His smile, laughter, joy and example can not be replaced. Rest in Peace Jim.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at O’CONNELL FUNERAL HOME (1776 E. Main St. Little Chute) beginning at 4:00 p.m. until time of brief service at 7:00 p.m. Friends and loved ones coming to celebrate his life will have the opportunity to share stories and fond memories. In lieu of flowers or plants, please speak directly to Jim’s daughter, Jennifer (Please email: [email protected]), if you’d like to contribute.

Below is the link to Jim’s obituary and funeral home information:

http://www.oconnellfh.com/obit uary/james-vanden-boogart

Steve Deslauriers

Read about Jim Vanden Boogart’s work here: http://waubrafoundation.org.au/resources/boogart-j-wind-siting-report-report-not-be-trusted/

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