MOUNT PLEASANT

John R. Kartes

John R. Kartes of Mount Pleasant passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, at age 46.

 He was the fiance of Andrea Carrao; loving father of Jonathan (Tammy) Kartes and Lianne (Kevin Carson) Kartes; dear son of James and Ruth "Pat" Kartes; and brother of Linda, David and Cheryl. He is also survived by his former spouse, Beth, and by other relatives and many friends.

A memorial gathering will be held from 2 p.m. until the 5:30 p.m. memorial service Friday, Feb. 11, at Church and Chapel Funeral Home, 380 Bluemound Road (at highways J and JJ, four blocks south of Interstate 94), Waukesha.

In lieu of flowers, memorals to the family, for the establishment of a memorial fund benefiting melanoma research, would be appreciated.

Church and Chapel Rudolph-Larsen Bros. Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 549-0659 or visit www.churchandchapel.com to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.