|Dennis "Frank" James|
|March 09, 1942 - June 13, 2012|
|Memorial Service: 2:00pm Sunday June 17, 2012 at Grace Bible Fellowship, Moline|
|Visitation: 1:00-2:00pm Sunday June 17, 2012 at Grace Bible Fellowship, Moline|
|Dennis “Frank” James, 70, of Milan, passed away Wednesday June 13, 2012 at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. |
A memorial service will be held at 2:00pm Sunday June 17, 2012 at Grace Bible Fellowship, Moline. Visitation will be one hour prior to service at church. Internment will be at a later date in National Cemetery, Rock Island. Memorials may be made to the family, for a fund to be established at a later date.
Dennis was born on March 9, 1942 in Prophetstown, IL, the son of William and LuLu (Pashon) James. He married Sandra Jean VanOosten on January 17, 1970.
He was a proud United States Air Force Veteran.
Mr. James had been employed as a service technician at Xerox and the Rock Island Arsenal. Currently he was owner/operator of Dennys Copier Service, Port Byron.
Dennis was a member of the Port Byron American Legion, one of the original organizers of the Port Byron Tug Fest, active with the Riverdale Booster Club and had coached youth baseball in Port Byron.
He enjoyed spending quality time with his family and his grand dogs, Bogie, George and Elliott, golfing, fishing, bird watching, hunting and watching Illini games. He most enjoyed watching his sons and grandchildren's activities, often traveling many hours to be in attendance.
Survivors include his wife, Sandra; children, Dave James and Laura Golab, Dan and Laura James, Derek and Dana James; grandchildren, Anna James, Devin James, Noah James, Sarah James, Jacob James, Carson James, Addyson James, Macee James, and Ryan Golab; siblings, Jessie James, Karen Combs, Penny Bielema, Stanley James.
He was preceded in death by his parents, special aunts and uncles, and daughter, Kristy.
I was so saddened to hear of the passing of my sweet cousin, Frank. I have so many great childhood memories of being with the James Gang. Frank always had a touch of extra compassion for his bothersome little cousin, me! I will miss him and am sending love and prayers for his family.
-- Sheryl (and Norm) Simpson
So sorry to receive the news on Frank's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family. Cousin Harold Pashon
-- Harold Pashon
A good man and a good friend to all you
will be missed. RIP Frank.
-- DICK PORTH
What the caterpillar perceives is the end....to the butterfly is just the beginning. You will be dearly missed Uncle Frank...this is your new beginning...be in peace. xoxoxoxo.
-- Terri Sue (James) Thompson
We were very sorry to hear of the passing of Frank. We went back to the many, many memories at Dorrance Park with the boys and Frank involved in URICRA. Such fun times, even though our lives were consumed with baseball. Loved the concession stand hot dogs!! Our sympathy goes out to you, Sandy and the boys and their families.
-- Jess and Kay Casillas
I remember Frank as a great neighbor out in Port Byron. I fondly remember playing with David and Danny in the basement listening to Neil Diamond records. All of my thoughts and prayers to the James family.
-- Rae Taylor
Sandy and family,
We would like to express our condolences on Frank's passing. Our memories go back to serving on the URICRA board and many hours spent at the ball park. Please express our sympathy to the boys and our thoughts are with you as well.
-- Lee and Jan Heinsen
Our deepest sympathy to all the family. Met Frank a couple of times at the golf course and he was always very nice. .He will be greatly missed but I am sure there will be a lot of great memories and stories.
-- Earl and Russann Turner
Sandy, I am so sorry to hear of your loss, We are thinking of you at this time.Sorry we could not be there. God Bless, Judy
-- Judy VenHuizen
We are all very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
-- American Central Insurance
David and family,
I was so sorry to hear that you lost your dad. I always liked him and remember spending the night there and having such a good time together with you guys. Wade
-- Wade Heinsen