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James F. Fish

November 30, 1942 December 11, 2019
James F. Fish
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JAMES F. FISH, 77, of Fulton, IL, died Wednesday, December 11, 2019, at MercyOne in Clinton, IA.

His funeral service will be 1:00 PM Saturday, December 21, 2019, at the First United Presbyterian Church in Clinton, IA with Rev. Kolleen Klemmedson officiating. Visitation will be from 3:00 to 7:00 PM Friday, December 20, 2019, at the Fulton Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home. Interment will be at Fulton Township Cemetery in Fulton. Memorials have been established to the American Heart Association and Whiteside County Honor Flight.

Jim was born November 30, 1942, in Sandwich, IL, to Wilton J. and Susan E. (Smith) Fish. He was educated in the Sandwich Grade Schools and was a 1960 graduate of Sandwich High School. He attended Aurora University in Aurora, IL and Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL. Jim served in the U.S. Navy from 1964 to 1970 in the Nuclear Submarine Service. He married Judith L. Legner on July 3, 1964, in Sandwich, IL. Jim was first employed by CTS Knights in Sandwich and later was employed at the Exelon Quad Cities Nuclear Power Generating Station in Cordova, IL, until retiring in 1999. He was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church in Clinton, IA, and former member and elder of Fulton Presbyterian Church in Fulton. He coached Fulton Recreation Corporation baseball for 15 years, girl’s softball for 1 year and Fulton High School baseball for 4 years. Jim also served on the Community Unit #2 School Board for 1 term. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapshooting, watching all sports, and attending grandchildren’s activities and sporting events. Jim enjoyed spending summers in Michigan with his family.

Survivors include his wife, Judy; two daughters, Amy (Kevin) Jacobs of Fulton, IL, and Susan (Matt) Kirst of Eldridge, IA; two sons, Eric (Lora) Fish of Morrison, IL, and Jeffrey (Roxanne) Fish of Albany, IL; ten grandchildren, Emma Jacobs, Anna Jacobs; Grace Kirst, Gehrig Kirst, Grady Kirst; Ethan Fish, Elizabeth Fish; Rachel (Bobby) Niebuhr, Nathan Fish, and Nicholas Fish; two great-grandchildren, Brayton and Coen Niebuhr; a sister-in-law, many nieces and nephews, many great-nieces and nephews; and his loyal companion, Doc, his Labrador Retriever.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother in law and sister-in-law, Wallace and Sandra Wilson, father-in-law and mother-in-law, Armand and Lucille Legner.

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Visitation

Friday

20

Dec

3:00 PM 12/20/2019 3:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 12/20/2019 7:00:00 PM
Bosma-Renkes - Fulton Chapel

1500 10th Avenue
Fulton, IL 61252

Bosma-Renkes - Fulton Chapel
1500 10th Avenue Fulton 61252 IL
United States

Service

Saturday

21

Dec

1:00 PM 12/21/2019 1:00:00 PM
First United Presbyterian Church

400 5th Avenue South
Clinton, IA 52732

First United Presbyterian Church
400 5th Avenue South Clinton 52732 IA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Fulton Township Cemetery Final Resting Place

701 Fowler Rd,
Fulton, IL 61252

701 Fowler Rd, Fulton 61252 IL
United States
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