James W. Kohlhagen
On this beautiful twenty-fourth day of June, 2010, after more than seventy-two years upon this earth, the Lord called our dear Jim home. All the richer for having known him, we may now rest assured that his suffering is ended and he knows only peace in the arms of the Lord.
Survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Patricia L. (nee Remko) Kohlhagen; his loving children, Jyme J. Judge, Jay W. (Joanne, nee Melone) Kohlhagen, and Jeri L. (Robert) Brockett; dearest grandchildren, Daniel S. and Shaun J. Judge, Brett J., Stephanie A., Michael E. and Ryan C. Kohlhagen, Nathaniel S., Andrew R., and Emily D. Brockett; great-grandchildren, Andrew R., Jr., Zoe L., and Brooke A. Brockett, Kalisa, Shaun Jr., and J.J. Judge; his sisters, Arlyn (late Joseph) Papesh and Donis (late Frank) Suski; and his brother, John H. (JoAnn) Kohlhagen. Also survived by his brothers-in-law, John (Ginny) Remko, Robert Remko, and David (JoAnn) Remko; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Wilbur "Slip" and Arlene (nee Keeler) Kohlhagen, and his in-laws, John S. and Julia M. (nee Krochmal) Remko. He was born in Joliet and resided in the Ingalls Park Area throughout his entire lifetime. He retired from the Joliet Public Grade Schools District #86, and was also a member of the Meat Cutters Local #612. Jim was a lifelong member of Ingalls Park A.C., and was an avid White Sox fan.
His family would like to give special thanks to Shirley, Corey, Sue and Jamie for their care and compassion, and the rest of the staff from Joliet Area Community Hospice.
Those wishing to leave a lasting memorial in Jim's name are invited to make a contribution to Joliet Area Community Hospice in lieu of flowers.
A celebration of Jim's life will begin at 9:30 AM on Monday, June 28 with prayers at the funeral home, then a procession to St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church for a Memorial Mass at 10:00 AM. Inurnment will follow immediately at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be on Sunday, from 3:00 8:00 PM at:
The Guest Book is expired.
Published in Herald News from June 26 to June 27, 2010