James L. Kahut, 68

James L. KahutJames L. Kahut, 68, of Brownsville, was born into eternal life on Wednesday, July 8, 2015, at Cedar Community, West Bend.

He was born in Campbellsport. Jim graduated from Campbellsport High School and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army fourth division, Pleikeu, Vietnam. Jim took on the nickname “Bushwacker” while serving in Vietnam. After his honorable discharge, he worked as a farmhand, a cheese-maker in St. Kilian, a roofer, a meat cutter and butcher. Jim drove a semi for 26 years, and he owned his own semi for 12 years. He retired in 2005 after complications from being exposed to Agent Orange while serving in Vietnam. From 1969 to present he was an active member in American Legion posts 8339 and 2930, and American Legion Post 69, Mayville. Jim enjoyed spending time with his sons, family, all his biker buddies, his motorcycles, cars, hunting and Johnny Cash music.

Jim was the loving father of two sons, Jamie and Jonathan; the very proud grandpa of Ava; he is further survived by a sister, Judy (Jeff) Bauer; a brother, Joe; his Aunt Agnes and Uncle Butch Riemert; Aunt Delores Kahut; a special friend, Gail (John) Neumann; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Adam and Irene (nee Drefahl) Kahut; his grandparents, Henry and Clara Drefahl and Peter and Gertrude Kahut; daughter-in-law, Jennifer; uncles, Art Leo, Paul and Ester Kahut, Marie and Carl Volm, and Rose and Eli Reimert; aunt, Ginny and Dee Goltry; cousins, Randy Riemert, Melody, Paul A. and Peter Kahut, Gary Volm, and Sharon Volm Beal; and a special angel, LMK.

A memorial service in remembrance of Jim will be held on Thursday, July 23, 2015, at 6 p.m. at the Myrhum-Patten Funeral Home, 1315 W. Washington St., West Bend. Visitation will be at the funeral home Thursday from 3 p.m. until the time of service. Following the service, Military Honors will be held.

Jim’s family would like to thank the third floor (Country Side) nursing staff at Cedar Community for their loving care.

Myrhum-Patten Funeral and Cremation Service is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.myrhum-patten.com.