James B. Cardarelle, 54

James “Jim” B. Cardarelle, 54, went to his heavenly home on Monday, April 15, 2013, surrounded by his loving family at The Kathy Hospice of West Bend. He was born on April 4, 1959, to Donald and Jeanette (nee Mintzlaff).

He attended West Bend West High School and was later employed at Michels Construction. He loved NASCAR, classic cars and Led Zepplin, and was an avid Packers fan. He especially loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his loving wife, Barbara (nee Kufahl); cherished children, Becky (significant other Noah Luckiesh), Christina (Brandon) Faber, and Stephanie; adored grandchildren, Bella Tapper, Greyson Luckiesh; parents, Don and Jeanette; siblings, Deb (Mike) Reindl, Cheryl (Jerry) Eberhardt, Randy (Donna), Bob (Patti), Bill, and Gary (Jody); brothers-in-law, Norman (Mary) Kufahl, Carl (Terry), Art, Roger (Marge), and Dale; and sisters- in-law, Norma (Ed) Densow, and Mary Plaskey. He is further survived by his beloved dog, Skye; other relatives and many dear friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents-in-law.

The funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 20 at 1 p.m. at Pilgrim Lutheran Church (462 Meadowbrook Drive, West Bend) with the Rev. David Kellerman presiding. The visitation will be held at the church from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Interment will follow at Washington County Memorial Park.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Gary Herdrich, Dr. Jeffery Smale, Dr. Eric Olafsson, the staff members at St. Joseph’s ICU, Cancer Treatment Center of America, Kathy Hospice, and the Froedtert Hospital nurses.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family; (262) 338-2050 www.phillipfuneralhome.com