James Arvanites


James “Jim” M. Arvanites, age 60 of Beaver Dam, passed away unexpectedly at home on Friday, December 21, 2018.

Jim was born on June 24, 1958 in Cook County, IL, the son of Nancy L. (Young) and James B. Arvanites. He was united in marriage to Mary Selby on February 2, 2007 in Marinette. Jim worked as a carpenter, and his hobbies included fishing, biking, listening to music, cooking, cleaning and helping other people.

Jim is survived by his life partner, Mary of Marinette; son, Timothy Chelikas of IL; father, James Arvanites of Beaver Dam; mother, Nancy Wiersma of IL; siblings, Diana (Rich) Kurzweil of Beaver Dam, John (Lisa) Arvanites of IL; Nicole Rivoli of Las Vegas and Nancy Wiersma of OR; and further survived by other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his step-mother, Gail Meyers, step-father, John Wiersma, a brother Anthony J. Arvanites and other relatives.

A memorial gathering for Jim will be held on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services, 135 Keller Blvd., Beaver Dam from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services in Beaver Dam is honored to be serving the family. You may send private online condolences or sign the family’s guest book at www.cstonefs.com.