Kupferschmidt, James M. “Jim”
Lost his 1 year battle with cancer on September 16, 2014 at the age of 50 years. Survived by his best friend Nancy Markowski “Nurse Ratchet”, his dog Buddy, cousins Patricia (late Robert) Marshall, Barbara (Michael) Suter, and Robert (Sandra) Borlik. Also survived by other relatives and many, many friends. Jim was preceded in death by his parents LaVerne and John Kupferschmidt and his brother Kenneth.
Memorial Visitation will be held on Friday, from 4-6 PM, at St. Augustine Catholic Church (6762 W. Rogers St.). Mass of Christian Burial at 6 PM. Memorial reception and Celebration of Jim’s life to follow. Jim’s interment will be amongst the beer barons that he so admired at Forest Home Cemetery on Tuesday at 11 AM (meet at cemetery office).
Jim was an “old soul”. He loved old cars, almost anything collectable, old ghost movies, The Rat Pack, The Beatles, and the history of Milwaukee, especially Milwaukee’s rich beer history. He started the Milwaukee Beer Museum and gave tours at Forest Home Cemetery sharing the personal history of each and every beer baron. He was also passionate about Jones Island and the Kashube’s that settled there. Jim loved everything old about Milwaukee, the “Old Neighborhood”, old taverns, and the oldest bowling alley. He was an avid sports fan especially of the Brewers, Packers, and Indy racing.
Many thanks to the friends and family who helped make Jim’s final days comfortable. In lieu of flowers, memorials appreciated to the American Cancer Society or the Milwaukee Rescue Mission.
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