James “Jim” Best of Bethel, and formerly of Ridgefield Connecticut, passed away at his home on Sept 6, 2013, following a sudden advance in his Lewy Bodies Disease.
Jim was born in Milwaukee, WI on Nov 4th 1930, to Anna Hilgert and Fred J. Best. He grew up in Iowa, graduating from Mason City High where he lettered in wrestling. He also spent many hours working for his father and uncle in their cheese factory, Best Brothers.