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James W. Dowling

Dowling, James W. 75, died July 15th, 2013. Jim was born March 8th, 1938 in Naperville, IL to James F. and Ruth Dowling. He married Yvonne Firestein on June 25th, 1960. They lived in Naperville for 18 years, then moved to Newark, IL for many years and then retired to Elgin, AZ. Jim was employed by Kroehler Furniture and A & R Transport, which he received the Million Mile Award for outstanding performance as a professional driver. He was also a lifetime member of Loyal Order of Moose. Jim and Yvonne enjoyed many years camping and horseback riding, making many memories with good friends and family. He was preceded in death by his parents. Jim is survived by his wife, Yvonne, of 53 years. His two children, Deborah (Richard) Giba of Romeoville and James E. (Kelly) Dowling of Newark. Four grandchildren, Kelly (Jesidiah) Golez, Kenneth (Ashley) Timke, Nicole Dowling and James C. Dowling. Two great-grandchildren, Aiden Goelz and Kaylee Timke. A memorial service will be held September 14th at the Lockport Moose Lodge from 12pm to 3pm.

Published in Naperville Sun on Sept. 8, 2013
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