James Carl Sahlstedt passed away on April 10, 2022 at the age of 75 in Anaheim, California, where he had resided for the better half of his life. His battle with a serious health condition that turned into something unexpected left us all in shock, but he showed us what it was like to be brave and courageous during life’s challenges with a smile.
James was a lover of music and played the bass guitar in his high school band as well as other small groups in his retirement years. Listening to music always made him full of joy and would often bring a tear to his eye. He was a gentle, emotional man with a huge heart.
James is survived by his beautiful wife, Beverly, whom he was with for 45 years. He was a proud father to two kids, Stephanie (sp. Sean) and Andrew (sp. Eileen) and adored his three grandchildren. He also had a close relationship with his sister, LaVerne (sp. Warren).
He always enjoyed goofing off and joking with people wherever he went. He often stated “I just like having fun!” with a big grin on his face. His spunk and zest for life will be missed tremendously.