James Karaff

James M. Karaff, 49, of Donnellson, Iowa, passed away at 10:44 am. Tuesday, December 5, 2023, at the Southeast Iowa Regional Medical Center in Fort Madison.

He was born on September 26, 1974, in Kirksville, Missouri, the son of Lloyd E. and Marian (Standley) Karaff.

He is survived by his parents: Lloyd and Marian; brother: Bronson M. Karaff of St. Paul, Minnesota; uncle and aunt: Frank and Joyce Protsman.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents; one uncle and one cousin.

James was a graduate of Central Lee High School. He worked as a manager for Kentucky Fried Chicken. He enjoyed animals (especially dogs), camping, taking his best friends Henry and Jack (the dogs) camping.

His body has been entrusted to the crematory of Schmitz Funeral Homes for cremation.

Per his wishes, no services will be held

Memorials have been established in his memory for PAW Animal Shelter or an animal rescue of the donor’s choice.

Schmitz Funeral Home of Donnellson is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.schmitzfuneralhomes.com.