James Frank Karach, age 70, of Friendship, Wisconsin passed away Friday, November 17, 2017 at his home with his family.

James was born March 27, 1947 in Kenosha, Wisconsin to Peter and Caroline (Haase) Karach. James attended catholic schools in Kenosha and retired from J I Case after 30 years of employment.

James loved fishing, hunting, ATVing, cruises, gardening. He enjoyed being with family and friends for football and baseball games. James especially loved college games.

James was preceded in death by his Father Peter Karach of Kenosha, WI, and by two brothers Peter and Bobby Stone of Kenosha, WI.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret Karach of Friendship, WI; daughter, Mary Schmidt of Kenosha, WI; Stepsons: Eric and John Morzfeld; grandchildren: Jake, Dylan, Noah, Nikki and Devin; brothers: Richard Stone of Kenosha, WI and Larry (Kathy) Stone of Kenosha, WI. Sisters: Sue (Don) Opitz of Kenosha, WI; Kathy (Mike) Silkwood of Kenosha, WI; Marilyn (Don) Patston of Roseberg, OR and Nancey Stone of Lyndon Station, WI.

Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free,

I’m following the path God laid for me.

I took his hand when I heard his call,

I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day,

To laugh, to love, work, to play.

Tasks left undone must stay that way,

I’ve found that peace at the close of the day.

If my parting has left a void,

Then fill it with remembered joy.

A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,

Ah yes, these things I too will miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow,

I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.

My Life’s been full, I savored much,

Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch,

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief,

Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.

Lift up your heart and share with me,

God wanted me now, He set me free.

Roseberry’s Funeral Home is assisting the family. Visit www.roseberrys.com for online condolences.