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James T. Beard
(June 18, 1924 - July 12, 2011)

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James T. Beard

James T. Beard, 87, passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2011. He was born on June 18, 1924 to Albert and Mary (nee Coals) Beard in Toronto, Canada. He was a retired engineer from Quaker Oats after more than 35 years of service, and also spent 5 years as an inspector at Union Special in Huntley. He was a proud 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus Council #10678. He is survived by his daughters, Jerrie (late Bud) Wiltberger, Sherry (Ralph) Chriest, Becky (Randy) Beck, Betsy (Matt) Hodkinson, and Sue (Dan) Olfoy; his stepson, Dale (Barbara) Marshall; 16 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and his brother, Fred Beard. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Pearl, nee Freund; his sons, Tom (Marlene) Beard, and Terry Beard; his stepson, Ken (Pat) Marshall; and his brother, Albert Beard. Visitation at the Skaja Bachmann Funeral Home 7715 W. Route 14 Crystal Lake on Friday from 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Funeral Saturday 9:30 am from the funeral home to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church for 10:00 am Mass. Interment Crystal Lake Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice of Northeastern Illinois appreciated. Funeral info: 815-455-2233


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