James A. Kwilasz

A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated for James A. Kwilasz of Cedarburg on July 28 at St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church - North. Jimís courageous battle ended unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at the age of 59. Visitation was held at the church prior to the Mass. Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral Home in Mequon served the family.

Jim was the beloved husband and best friend of Connie (nee Neuhauser); loving father of A.J. and Christopher Kwilasz; dear son of Elaine and the late Michael Kwilasz; brother of Michael (Dee), Monica (Ted) Ostaszewski and Marie (Tim) Hanley; son-in-law of Catherine and Benedict Neuhauser; and brother-in-law of B. James (Mary) Neuhauser, Jerry (Linda) Neuhauser, Cathie Sanders and Jeff (Susan) Neuhauser. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Jim was a faithful employee for over 34 years of the Internal Revenue Service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Froedtert Hospital Blood and Marrow Transplant Program, 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., Wauwatosa, WI 53226 or Amyloidosis Research Foundation, 7151 N. Main St., Suite 208, Clarkston, MI 48346, would be deeply appreciated.

The family would like to extend a very special "Thank You" to the transplant team and nurses and staff in the BMT and 4NT at Froedtert Hospital for their compassionate care. For online condolences, please visit www.schmidtandbartelt.com.