James C. Airoldi Sr.

James C. Airoldi Sr. of Oconomowoc was taken from us suddenly Monday, April 4, 2011, at age 65.

He was the beloved husband and best friend of Carol; loving dad and mentor to Cheri (Jim) Brittain, James Jr. (Mary) and Mike (Maaike) Airoldi; fun-loving and devoted grandpa of Alexandra, Jacob and Samantha Brittain, Hannah, Jimmy, Vinnie and Leah Airoldi and Jadyn and Leo Airoldi; dear brother of the late Jacqueline Bruckwicki; and master of four Dutchies. He is also survived by sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, cousins, nieces, nephews and the entire Airoldi Brother and Nationalease family.

Jim was second generation of Airoldi Brothers Inc., growing the company to what it is today with the philosophy of treating employees, customers and associates as family. He was a past board member of Nationalease and donated to a variety of local charities. Jim enjoyed living on the lake, spending time with his nine grandchildren, family and friends. He will always be remembered for his quick wit, humor and ability to create many memories and laughs with his grandkids, who will always remember him as the "silly grandpa."

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 7, at the Prasser-Kleczka Bay View Chapel, 3275 S. Howell Ave., Milwaukee. Visitation continues from 9:30 a.m. until the 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian burial Friday, April 8, at St. Veronica Church, 4001 S. Whitnall Ave., Milwaukee. Entombment to follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery.

If desired, memorials to the American Red Cross or the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin are greatly appreciated.

Prasser-Kleczka Bay View Chapel is serving the family. For more information, call 414-483-2322 or visit online at www.pkfuneralhomes.com.