James W. Karstaedt age 71 of Sheboygan Falls passed away Monday morning June 14, 2021 at Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice surrounded by his family.
Jim was born July 10, 1949, at St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan to the late Valentine(Hanna) and Elizabeth (Mahler) Karstaedt. He attended local schools graduating from Sheboygan Falls High School. He spent most of his career as a farmer but also worked for many years as an insulator for Alpine Insulation and Nyhof Insulation. On June 20, 1992, he was united in marriage to Virginia Nitsch. Jim enjoyed fishing, casino trips, gardening, cutting his grass, working on puzzles, watching the Green Bay Packers and was a great husband, father, brother, grandpa, great grandpa. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. Mostly for his comical sense of humor which he was able to keep right up to the end.
Jim is survived by his wife of 28 years, Virginia; his children, Brian (Susan) Karstaedt, Lisa (Brian) Schneider, Brenda Prange, and Yvonne (Mark) Diener; step-children, William Schmidt and Tina Willfahrt; grandchildren, Casey (fiancée: Jackie Brendel) Schneider, Justin (fiancée: Jayla Mineau) Schneider, Lauren Schneider, Chase Diener, Taylor Diener & Mackenzie Karstaedt; step-grandchildren, Drew & Derek Willfahart; great grandchildren, Brayden, Ava & Violet Schneider, a brother, Jerry Karstaedt; 2 sisters, Lois Schlichting & Gerilyn (Dan) Hiebing. He is also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Jim is preceded in death by infant sister Kathleen Karstaedt, infant niece Kristine Freitag, sister-in-law Sally Karstaedt, and two nephews David and Kevin Karstaedt.
A memorial service for Jim will be held at 5:00 PM on Monday June 21, 2021, at the Saron United Church of Christ, W3830 County Road J, Sheboygan Falls. The Rev. RaeAnn Beebe will officiate. Relatives and friends are welcome at the church from 3:00 PM until the time of service. For those who wish to watch the service virtually, you are welcome to do so on Jim’s obituary page on our website, www.zimmerfuneralhome.com
In lieu of flowers, memorials to Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice and Saron UCC for which he was a lifetime member.
Jim’s family would like to thank the doctors, nurses at Sheboygan Memorial, Grafton Aurora, Froedtert and the Medical college, and Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice for their compassionate care and support.