Redlin Funeral Home

James Boyd `JB` Grooms , Age 74

August 19, 1946 --January 26, 2021

James Boyd "JB" Grooms, age 74 of North Freedom, WI passed away on January 26, 2021. He was born on August 19, 1946 to parents Harry and Mabel Grooms.

JB served for 23 years in the Navy. He graduated from UW Platteville with a bachelors in criminal justice.

He loved riding motorcycles and made many trips out to Sturgis South Dakota for the motorcycle rally. He was a lifelong artist as well as a musician, playing the accordion. JB was a member of the Vietnam Vets Motorcycle Club for many years. He also has the most beautiful handwriting and calligraphy skills.

He worked as a Sauk County Deputy Sheriff in the late 70s and early 80s. He then went on to own the LaRue Tavern for 16 years, and later went back into Law Enforcement as a Lake Delton Police Officer. He also spent quite a few years as a security officer for Ho-Chunk.

He was preceded in death by his parents, as well as several other family members.

Survivors include his children, Calista Grooms, Jacob Grooms, Juliann Grooms; granddaughter, Ellie Seaton; and special friend, Kim Wolfe.

In lieu of flowers, memorial can be made to the family.

A Celebration of Life will be held soon, burial will take place in the spring.


Suzie (Burdick) strubel January 29, 2021

Friend Reedsburg , Wisconsin

Jim was my teacher in Middle school (ED ) he was kind and caring, he understood me. He was always there to lift me up when I was feeling down. I will always keep you in my heart Jim.

Craig and Mary Halen January 29, 2021

Uncle and Aunt of children Jake and Juliann Maple Grove , Minnesota

Sincere condolences to Jake, Juliann and Calista. Your father "Jimmy" was loved by all and a part our Halen family. He will be forever missed and fondly remembered as also a part of our Halen family.

Derek and Tara Halen January 29, 2021

Friend Plymouth , Minnesota

We are sorry for your loss as we were blessed to know Jim and saw his love for his family. Our prayers for strength and healing are with you all.

Shelby Mitchell February 03, 2021

Friend Reedsburg , Wisconsin

Mr. Grooms was an awesome soul. One thing I will always remember is how when my late husband and I decided to to married he always said is "You don't have to get married he was always like take your time". He then let us use LaRue for our wedding dance. Very kind with a rough side to him. I also remember him from school. Always listened when something was bugging you. He will be missed dearly. Ride high Mr Grooms!!

Randy & Jody Stammen February 05, 2021

co workers Cable , Wisconsin

We are both saddened to learn of JB's passing. Its been quite a while since we've seen or spoken to him but we'll never forget the important role he played in the Sauk Co. Sheriff's Dept. It was always a comfort when he was on the job. We have very fond memories of him.