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James Wright

James Wright
James Wright
James J. Wright, 73, of Streator, passed away at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at Hagi & Baker Funeral Home. Funeral services will begin at 4:15 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Cremation rites were accorded. Visitation will conclude with full military rites at 6 p.m. at the funeral home.
He was born April 30, 1944, the son of James W. and Lois (Kline) Wright. He married the former Judy Grau on April 7, 1967.  She survives.
He is also survived by two daughters, Paje Wright, of Streator, and Shea (Marc) Thiergart, of Lake Forest; and three grandsons, Collin Thiergart, Brayden Thiergart and Cole Wright. Also surviving are four sisters, Lana McKenzie, of Peoria, Peggy (Buddy) Crouch, of Streator, Rita (Frank) Conway, of Fort Myers, Fla., and Jennifer (David) Spillett, of Streator; one brother, Danny “Dan” (Michelle) Wright, of Streator; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Kevin Wright.
James attended Streator grade schools and graduated from Streator High School, Class of 1962. He retired from Verizon Frontier (General Telephone Co.) with 40 years of service.
Jim loved his family and spending time with his grandchildren. He coached girls softball for many years, where he served as board president.
He liked to fish and belonged to Lazy Acres Sportsman Club.
Memorials may be directed to Pet Project or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be left for the family, and his video tribute may be seen at hagifuneralhome.com.
Hagi & Baker Funeral Home
205 High St., Streator, IL 61364
815-672-2420 hagifuneralhome.com
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