WONDER LAKE – James J. Rogan, 67, of Wonder Lake, died Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at his home.
He was born March 7, 1945, in Chicago to James and Josephine (Young) Rogan. On Jan. 15, 1993, he married Eleanor Leadman in McHenry.
Formerly of Hoffman Estates, Jim was a resident of Wonder Lake since 1998. A veteran of the U.S. Army
, he retired on July 21, 1987, with the rank of Staff Sergeant. He also worked for the United States Postal Service for 17 years, and retired from the Palatine location.
He was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church in Wonder Lake, and also a lifetime member of the D.A.V.
Jim enjoyed cooking, model railroads, and the outdoors and fishing. He was a Sox fan, and loved music in general, especially the guitar and banjo. A talented craftsman, he handcrafted three banjos, which will be treasured by his family.
Survivors include his loving wife, Eleanor; his mother, Josephine; children, Cheryl (Cory) Jones of Duluth, Ga., Denise Hodgson of Duluth, Ga., Jeanne Cermak of Wood Dale, Toni (Antonio) Garcia of Summit, Frank Cermak of Westchester, Tiffany (Edwin) Fiumetto of McHenry, Philip B. King of Cicero, Carrie Smith of Billings, Mont., and Martha Zuniga of Wonder Lake; 26 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Bob (Kae) Honeman and Edward (Mary) Honeman; and a sister, Rose (Frank) Petrelli.
He was preceded in death by his father, James Rogan; and a brother, Rusty Honeman.
The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050. The visitation will resume Wednesday, Dec. 12, from 8:15 a.m. until prayers are said at 9:15 a.m., then leaving the funeral home in procession for the 10 a.m. funeral Mass celebration at Christ the King Catholic Church, 5006 E. Wonder Lake Road, Wonder Lake, IL 60097. Interment will be at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday in Ascension Cemetery, Libertyville.
For information, call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com
, where friends may leave an online condolence message for Jim's family.