James C. Weis

WILMINGTON—James C. Weis, "Jim," 84, of Wilmington, passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at the Illinois Veterans Home in LaSalle.
Born May 23, 1932 in Henry, James Conrad was a son of Everett Edward and Mary Eileene (O'Brien) Weis. He was raised and educated in Henry until relocating to Wilmington, from where he graduated with the Wilmington High School class of 1950. Jim went on to honorably serve in the United States Navy and soon thereafter gained employment with Caterpillar Tractor Company. He retired from Caterpillar in 1986, after 30 years of service. Jim was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church in Wilmington, and will be remembered for his enjoyment of vegetable gardening, hunting, fishing and cooking out on Sunday's. Family was of the utmost importance to Jim.
Survivors include two daughters, Joanne (Michael) Nott of Plainfield and Debra (Kenneth) Goodwin of Wilmington; seven grandchildren: Brenna Nott, Joel Nott, Alaina Nott, Danielle (Brian) Spangler, Kristyn Goodwin, Ashley Weis and Colin Weis; one great-grandson, Camden Michael Nott and one sister-in-law, Barbara Hamende of Kankakee and several nephews.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Margene Marie (nee Spenard); son, James Robert Weis and brother, Edward Weis.
The family will receive friends Friday, May 12, 2017 from 10 a.m. until time of funeral service at 12 p.m. at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 E. Kahler Rd. in Wilmington. Deacon Milt Leppert will preside, and burial will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Wilmington, where Jim will be laid to rest with his late wife, Margene.
Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Jim's memory to the Illinois Veteran's Home at LaSalle.
Family and friends may sign the guest book, upload photographs or share Jim's memorial page online by logging onto www.BaskervilleFuneral.com.
Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington.