HUNTLEY – James C. Fukey, 75, of Sun City, Huntley, passed away suddenly at his home Friday, May 17, 2013.|
He was born Feb. 27, 1938, in Chicago, the son of James C. and Irene M. (Colton) Fukey. He was raised in Chicago by the Midway Airport area and graduated from Lindbloom High School.
He then started a long career with International Paper.
He was united in marriage to Janet H. Maurer on Feb. 4, 1961. He was then drafted into the United States Army where he served in Colorado. The family then returned to Chicago and made their home in Northlake. He retired in 2001, and following his wife's death, he moved to Huntley in 2004.
Jim enjoyed time with his family, reading, fishing, sports – especially basketball and football – and he was known for his great sense of humor.
Jim is survived by his daughters, Sharon (Mark) Neeb of Streamwood, Laura (Christopher) Baillie of Winfield and Mary Gibas of Lake Zurich; his son, James J. (Jacqueline) Fukey of Bartlett; his grandchildren, Madeline, Alexia, Colin, Luke, Konrad and Margaret; his sister, Mary Felgenhauer of Hometown; and his very special friend, Joan Schultz, of Huntley.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Janet; two brothers; and one sister.
The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, and will continue from noon to 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, at the DeFiore-Jorgensen Funeral Home, 10763 Dundee Road, Huntley. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Mary Catholic Church, 10307 Dundee Road, Huntley. Burial will be in Queen of Heaven Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the
For more information, call 847-515-8772. Online condolences can be directed to www.defiorejorgensen.com.
Published in the Northwest Herald on May 19, 2013