James “Jim” George Habas, age 65, of Ashland, passed away peacefully in his sleep, Monday, October 14, 2019 at Court Manor Health Services in Ashland. He was born July 26, 1954, the son of James and Jean (Ante) Habas.
Jim was raised in Ashland and Park Falls, graduating from Park Falls High School in 1972. He enlisted into the U.S. Air Force where he was employed for over 20 years. Jim was part of the 16th S.O.S. unit that was stationed at Hurlburt Field in Florida. He was a gunner on the AC-130 gunship during the 100-hour war. He also served in the Persian Gulf War, Grenada and several other conflicts.