preceded in death by his brothers, Nick and Matthew; mother-in-law, Lucile Matzdorf Nysse, and father-in-law, Norman Matzdorf; brother-in-law, Lloyd Matzdorf, and sister-in-law, Sherry Flunker.

A memorial service was held Saturday afternoon, Aug. 30, at the Suchon Funeral Home. The Rev. Cheryl Lepak officiated.

A memorial fund has been established in his name.

The Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Plymouth is serving the family. For online condolences, please visit www.suchonfh.com.

James Joseph Weigel Sr., 72, of Lake Ellen, Cascade, passed away Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 at his home, losing his five-year struggle with cancer.

James was born in Albert Lea, Minn., on July 6, 1942, to the late Dominic and Ruth Weigel. He attended schools in Albert Lea.

As a young man he moved to Wisconsin where he held various jobs, most notably at Meyer’s Texaco in Plymouth. Later he became a sheet metal worker, working for Wisconsin Bridge & Iron. For the last 30 years of his career, he was a field superintendent for Super Sky Products in Mequon. This job, which involved the building of skylights, took him all over the United States and to the countries of Portugal, Finland, Puerto Rico, Spain, Kuwait, Indonesia, and China. He retired in 2004.

On Aug. 16, 1969, James was united in marriage to Beverly Matzdorf Richart at Salem Plankroad UCC. They lived their entire 45-year marriage at Lake Ellen.

He was creative, generous, could fix anything, and enjoyed his toys. Jim and Bev loved riding their Harleys and traveled to almost all 50 states over the years.

James was a member of ABATE and HOG. He was a commissioner for the Sanitary District in the town of Lyndon. He was a volunteer caretaker of a town of Lyndon nature park near his home and had been a volunteer janitor at the new Town of Lyndon Hall.

James is survived by his wife, Beverly; daughter, Jori (Kevin) Kautza, Milwaukee; and sons, David (Jen) Richart, Plymouth, and James (Ruth) Weigel Jr., Howards Grove. He is also survived by sisters, Julie (special friend, Steve Hazelton) Weigel, and Vicki (Ron) Maurer of Blackduck, Minn.; sisters-in-law: Becky Weigel, Blackduck; Virginia Horneck and Charlene (David) Buckman, both of Plymouth, and Karen Schinabeck, Sheboygan; and fatherin law, Al Nysse, Sheboygan Falls; grandchildren: Ryan and Ehrika Larson, and Charissa Zibolski, all of Milwaukee; Nicole and Katie Richart, both of Plymouth, and Dominic Weigel, Howards Grove; and a great-grandson, Jayden Zibolski.

In addition to his parents, James was

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