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James Jackowski Obituary
James E. Jackowski, 71, passed away suddenly on Friday, July 11, 2014, at home. Funeral: Noon Saturday, July 19, at Richards, Raff, and Dunbar Memorial Home, 838 East High St., Springfield, Ohio, with visitation from 10 a.m. to noon. Interment: James will be laid to rest in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens in New Carlisle, Ohio, directly following the service. A luncheon will take place after the graveside service at O'Connors Irish Pub located at 2336 Northmoor Drive, Springfield, Ohio. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home in Colleyville. James was born in Chicago, Ill., April 18, 1943, to Ed and Estelle Jackowski and attended Holy Trinity High School also in Chicago. He was a graduate of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in engineering and received his MBA from College of Lake Forest. James had an amazing career in manufacturing for over 30 years, which spanned multiple states. He ended his career retiring from Tucker Housewares in Arlington. James was also an accomplished businessman serving on the board for the Harvard Credit Union in Harvard, Ill., and running many other business ventures most recently running his own real estate business in Texas. James always enjoyed his time with his family and vacations traveling. Especially the time he had with his grandchildren and "Friday night dates" with his wife. He will be dearly missed. He was preceded in death by his father, Edmund Jackowski; mother, Estelle Jackowski; and brother, Jerry Jackowski, who he now has gone to join. Survivors: He leaves behind his loving wife of 21 years, Jaclyn A Miller; daughter, Robin Kinkelaar and husband, Jim, and grandson, Jack Nicklaus; son, Matthew Jackowski and wife, Julie, and grandsons, Ryan Matthew and Collin James; his brother, Ron Jackowski and wife, Mary; his sister, Marilyn Sallee and husband, Larry; many cousins, nephews and nieces in Chicago; and extended family in Springfield, Ohio.
Published in Star-Telegram on July 14, 2014
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