James Frank Kapellusch, 82, of Racine passed away Monday December 4th, 2017 surrounded by his family. He was born August 13, 1935 in Racine, the son of Leonard and Eloise (Nee: Kirsh) Kapellusch.  Jim married his wife of 60 years Carol (Nee: Doran) Kapellusch on April 27, 1957 in Waukegan IL. A forging and maintenance operator, Jim proudly served his country as a Sergeant in the United States Air Force from 1953-1957. Jim loved comedy, eating out and having family cookouts. He enjoyed working on and driving cars and motorcycles, but his biggest dedication in life was his family. His family  always came first! He will be deeply missed by his wife Carol, 5 children James F. Kapellusch II, Randel Lee (Patti) Kapellusch, Kevin Benjamin (Karen) Kapellusch, Stephanie (Jose) Rodriguez and Melanie Kapellusch. He will also be missed by his 13 grandchildren Andrew, Jordan, Erin, Zachary, Steven, Tenny, Dustin, Nicholas, Cassie, Niko, Noelle, Noah, Breanna and 2 great-grandchildren Carliah and Zoe, along with 1 brother Brent (Betty) Kapellusch and 2 sisters Jacquelin (Charles) Kierstyn and Marilyn Jensen. He is also survived by nieces, nephew’s other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers Leonard and Michael and 1 sister Diane. A funeral gathering will take place December 8, 2017 from 1-3 pm with services at 2 pm. Burial will be private for the family.