James F. Stearns, Arlington Heights, IL/formerly Janesville, WI (1928-2013)

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

March 12, 1928 - November 17, 2013

James F. Stearns, 85, of Arlington Heights, was born March 12, 1928, in Janesville, WI, to the late James F. and Mary Hazel (Arthur) Stearns, Sr. and passed away Nov. 17, 2013, in Arlington Heights, surrounded by his loving family.

Jim was the beloved husband of Grace M. (Fiedler), whom he married on May 26, 1951; loving father of: Mary Kay (Ken) Gabrielsen, Patrick J. (Joan) Stearns, James M. (Joan) Stearns, Nancy A. Burgess and Timothy J. (Jennifer) Stearns; cherished grandfather of 16; great-grandfather of seven; dear brother of: Marilyn (Phil) Rindy, Suzanne (Jon) Schleisner and the late Arthur (Gladys) Stearns; and fond uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, from 2 until 8 p.m. at LAUTERBURG & OEHLER FUNERAL HOME, 2000 E. Northwest Highway, Arlington Heights. Funeral will be Friday, Nov. 22, beginning with prayers at the FUNERAL HOME at 10:15 a.m. and proceed to OUR LADY OF THE WAYSIDE CHURCH, 440 S. Mitchell St., Arlington Heights, for funeral mass at 11 a.m. Interment will be at St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Catholic Multicultural Center, Queen of Peace Church, 401 S. Owen Drive, Madison, WI 53711, or Our Lady of the Wayside Church PADS Program appreciated.

Funeral info 847-253-5423 or lauterburgoehler.com


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