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James Asinas

February 3, 1960 — April 1, 2019

James Asinas, 59, of Merrill, passed away Monday, April 1, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family.  He was born on February 3, 1960 in Milwaukee, WI to the late Ildefonso and Darlene (Kuss) Asinas.

James joined the US Air Force right out of high school and he later enlisted in the Marine Corp.  He worked for many years as PICU RN at Fresno Children’s Hospital, where the kids always came first and ended his nursing career working at GI Associates as a PEDS RN.  James enjoyed tinkering & putzing around with any challenges that he could find.  He was a master  woodworker and coleman lantern restoration specialist.  He will be missed by his family & friends.

Survivors include his wife: Cheri Asinas, Merrill brother: Robert Asinas, Merrill; children: Charity Joy (Matthew) McCrory, Nicole (Justin) Polakowski, grandchildren: Aiden, Kyler & JJ, niece & nephews: Carlie (Dylan) Myers, Cole, Blake and Ian Asinas, all of Merrill, great nephew: Callen, many other relatives & friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

Waid Funeral Home & Cremation Service is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at

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