James Dekanich of St. James City, FL, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 16, 2021. He was 70 years old. James was born in Sheboygan, WI, on November 30, 1951, to the late William Dekanich and Angeline (Shircel) Dekanich.
James enjoyed fishing and hunting. He loved to remodel homes and even built his own home. James worked most of his life at KOHLER company. He also built and opened a bird store which he helped run (on his days off from KOHLER) with his wife, Deborah. James enjoyed his retirement in Sunny Florida, which was a lifetime dream.
He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Deborah; son, James Dekanich, Jr. of Stockton, Utah; daughter, Tracie Lynn Dekanich of Manitowoc, WI; with 6 grandchildren and 10 brothers and sisters: Susanne (Dean) Adams of Elkhart Lake, WI, Jeffery (Kim) Dekanich of Wadsworth, IL, Agnes (Frank) Vrtochnick of Sheboygan, WI, Paul (Justine) Dekanich of Sheboygan, WI, William Dekanich of Edmond, OK, Judith (Michael) Van Akkeren of Othello, WA, Michael Dekanich of Sheboygan, WI, David Dekanich of Sheboygan Falls, WI, Sandra Kregel (Thomas Faue) of Elk River, MN, and Debra (Tracy) Loose of Sheboygan, WI; many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.
Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law, Peter and Susan Dekanich, a sister-in-law, Martha Dekanich, and brother, Roger Dekanich.
In accordance with his wishes, cremation will take place with no public service to be held.