James J. "J.J." Karlheim, 79, Patton, died Thursday. He was born in Patton, son of Amandus and Mary Karlheim. Surviving are his wife, Mary; children: Elaine Allison, William, Stephen, Daniel, Janet Bender, Ronald, Robert, Nancy White and James; 24 grandchildren; and a sister, Bertha. He was preceded in death by an infant son, David Charles; and siblings: Marguerite, Regina, Leona, Ralph, Leo and infant William. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Stevens Funeral Home Inc., Patton. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at Queen of Peace Catholic Church.