James Michael Kariger died January 4, 2018 in Rockland, Idaho. He was born in Ogden, Utah, January 8, 1951, the first son of George Washington and Mae Clark Kariger. He was educated in Ogden and graduated from Juneau, Alaska in 1970, then served in the army during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the LDS church. He worked at the Ogden Fire Department, Hill AFB, and Ogden City as Animal Control Officer. Then he moved to Deweyville, then to Rockland, Idaho. He was an avid fisherman and hunter. He led hunting parties and new the best places to hunt. The thing that brought him the most pleasure in life was working with the youth. He volunteered at schools, did Big Brothers, and Randy Russell baseball. He was a positive influence in many young men’s lives. He was also involved in scouting throughout his life. He is survived by his sister Dianne Garrelts, two brothers Randy Kariger and Kevin Kariger, and nieces and a nephew. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 on Thurs. January 11, 2018 at Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch, 1718 Combe Rd. Ogden, UT. In lieu of flowers, donates can be made to the humane society.