James Butschli

James A. Butschli (1958-2019)

James Armin Butschli, age 60, of Kenosha passed away on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at his home surrounded by a most loving family, all of whom he loved so much. James was born in Evanston, IL on October 17, 1958, the only son of Lawrence and Beverly (Kuphall) Butschli. He spent his younger years in Chicago and Glenview, IL and earned his BA in Journalism from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL, after which he worked for a short time at Gould & Co. and the University of Chicago. He went on to become a Features Editor and Editor in Chief of several trade magazines for the packaging industry, such as Packaging World and Healthcare Packaging and he closed out his career at PMMI, all in Chicago, eventually working at home until his illness overtook him.

James married Peggy Hohs in 1981 and they lived in Mt. Prospect and Round Lake Beach, IL before moving to Kenosha. He was a member of Spirit Alive Church and served with his many friends and played guitar in the band under the leadership of Pastor Cynthia Aasen. James was a provider if ever there was one. He was a terrific husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to all and he treasured every moment he spent with each and every one of them. James adored his little four-legged friends, Jewels and Mr. Shanty.

James is survived by his wife Peggy; his children, Lauren, Brittany and Cassandra; two grandsons, Dustin Adam and Lucas James; his mother, Beverly (Bonnie); two sisters, Suzanne (Richard) and Julianne; his sister-in-law, Christine (Dennis) as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Lawrence.

Funeral services for James will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Sunday, May 26, 2019 at Spirit Alive Church (8760 – 37th Avenue). A visitation will be held at the Church on Sunday from 1:00 P.M. until the time of service. Private entombment at All Saints Cemetery will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Spirit Alive Church would be greatly appreciated.

The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Aurora Lombardi Cancer Center and the Aurora at Home Hospice nurses.

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