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Honor Mission
James George Kanavas, Veteran
USAF – Korea
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin – 10-19-19


James “Jim” or “Dimitri” Kanavas passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. Jim, 84, was born in Dubuque, Iowa on July 30, 1935 and was the youngest son of his Greek immigrant parents, George and Katherine Kanavas. Jim graduated from Dubuque Senior High School, and in 1955, he joined the United States Air Force. He served during the Korean Conflict in the Air Force from 55-59 as a Dental Lab Specialist. Jim was a great advocate for Veterans. He was involved in the Veterans Village in South Carolina trying to help out homeless Vets.

Staging Time: 12:00 PM

Pagenkopf Funeral Home
1165 E. Summit Avenue
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

Ride Captain:

Steve Jensen

Special Instructions:

Staging 12:00 noon
Visitation 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Service 2:00 p.m.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

Submitted By: John Curran
Position: Wisconsin State Captain

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October 19, 2019
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  1. My sincere condolences to the family and friends of James Kanavas. May the peaceful moments and cherished memories bring you renewed strength in the days to come. Thank you Hero for your service to our Country and your dedication to protecting the freedoms we all enjoy. Rest in Peace.

    Joe Maglie, TSgt, USAF (Ret)

  2. James George Kanavas Mission
    Mission went well. Small visitation. Presented plaque and four dog tags. One son is a PGR member in Massachusetts but says they are not very organized there so he goes to New Hampshire where they are very organized. Sounds like he does a lot of missions. He visits Wisconsin quite a bit in the summer and said he would keep an eye on missions here and hopefully be able to attend one here next summer. Three of us standing. Thanks Ron and Bill.


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