James L. Durcholz, 82, Jasper

James L. “Jim” Durcholz, 82, of Jasper, passed away at 11:20 p.m. on Monday, May 6, 2019, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper.


Jim was born in Jasper on September 22, 1936, to Leo and Anita (Brelage) Durcholz. He married Linda Schitter on April 12, 1956, in St. Mary Catholic Church in Ireland.

He previously worked for Jasper Lumber and then retired from Kimball International.

He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper.

He enjoyed playing music and played in the band, Jim Durcholz and the Kountry Kats, for over 40 years.    Surviving are his wife, Linda Durcholz, Jasper; four children, Nanette (Wayne) Mehringer, Jasper, Brad (Brenda) Durcholz, Warsaw, Cory (Kim) Durcholz, Jasper, and Abigail (Stuart) Friedman, Boca Raton, Florida; eight grandchildren, Megan (Matt) Messmer, Luke (Sarah) Mehringer, Ashley (Ryan) Kreager, Holly (Tim) Gaskins, Kayla (John) Dang, Shauna (Kyle) Lueken, Kendra Brelage and Bryce Durcholz; two stepgrandchildren, Robyn and Rachel Friedman; eight great-grandchildren, Alex and Michael Kreager, Henry Gaskins, Lorne Lueken, Kade Mehringer, Grant, Brynlee and Ardon Messmer; one sister, Irma Kinder, Ireland; and one brother, Len (Sharon) Durcholz, The Villages, Florida.

Preceding him in death were two sisters, Laverne Sermersheim and Bernice Rottet, and two brothers, Gene and Ronnie Durcholz.

A Mass of Christian Burial for James L. “Jim” Durcholz will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 9, 2019, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper, with burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery in Jasper.

A visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the 11 a.m. service time at the church on Thursday.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church or a favorite charity.

Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com.

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