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James S. Champeau

October 16, 1961 — January 15, 2024

Sheboygan

 

James S. Champeau, age 62, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, January 15, 2024, at his home.

He was born in Sheboygan on October 16, 1961, to the late Richard and Carol (Gandre) Champeau. James enlisted in the United States National Guard at a young age and served for many years. On November 3, 1990, James was united in marriage to Cheryl Berkholtz. He was a model worker at RCS, retiring in September of 2023.

He enjoyed watching the cars drive by while listening to country music, cheering for the Green Bay Packers and the Milwaukee Brewers, playing cards (especially cribbage with his dad), Suduko and the lottery. He was always there to help his neighbors, doing whatever it is they needed. Above all, he loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. 

James is survived by his wife, Cheryl; his daughters, Joni (Jose) Ramos and Lisa (Dustin) Jackson; grandchildren, Vanessa, Ethan, Gabriela, Casey, and Nico; siblings, Cathy (Dan) Taubenheim, Michael Champeau, Mark (fiancé Jody) Champeau and Joseph Champeau; nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Richard and Thomas Champeau and his father and mother-in-law, Robert and Jean Berkholtz.

A Funeral Service for James will take place at 1:00 PM at Ballhorn Chapels Funeral & Cremation Care Center, 1201 N 8th St. in Sheboygan with Pastor Jim Hollister officiating. Family will greet visitors at the funeral home on Friday from 10:00 AM until the time of the service. James will be laid to rest at Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in James’s name.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Friday, January 19, 2024

10:00am - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Ballhorn Chapels Funeral & Cremation Care Center

1201 N. 8th St., Sheboygan, WI 53081

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Funeral Service

Friday, January 19, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Ballhorn Chapels Funeral & Cremation Care Center

1201 N. 8th St., Sheboygan, WI 53081

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