James B. Clucas
1955 - 2020
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James B. Clucas

Age 65 of DeKalb, IL, died on Friday November 13, 2020 in Kishwaukee Hospital in DeKalb, IL. surrounded by his loving family. He was born on March 3, 1955 in Sycamore, IL, and was the son of Gerald and Norma (Ball) Clucas. Jim was married to the former Frances Angileri on January 15, 1986 in Sycamore, IL.

Jim graduated from Stillman Valley High School in the Class of 1973, and then attended the Fire Service Academy. Jim was employed by the City of DeKalb for over 28 years as a DeKalb Fire Fighter. In his down time from the fire house you could find Jim either fishing or hunting, or just taking it easy listening to Country Music. He was an avid N.I.U. Football Fan, which he enjoyed Tailgating with his family and friends. Jim also loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren whom he adored.

Survivors include: wife: Fran of DeKalb, daughters: Anji (Mark) Sturgill of FL, Amanda Clucas of Champaign, IL, Dorothy (Jason) Arwood of DeKalb, Margaret (Anthony) Mischler of Austin, TX, son: James Clucas of DeKalb, IL, brother: Steve (Anna) Clucas of PA, grandchildren: Zachary Zuckerman, Tobias Clucas, Lilian Coffie, Pierce Arwood, Archer Gerald Lee Clucas, and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother: Mark Clucas, and infant sister: Beverly J. Clucas.

A walk-through visitation will be held on Sunday November 15, 2020 at 12:00pm till 3:00pm in Finch Funeral Home, in accordance with IDPH facial coverings, social distancing, and a limit of 10 guest indoors at one time. A private family service will follow the visitation at 3:00pm with Pastor Jonathon Crail of the First United Methodist Church in DeKalb officiating. Cremation will be entrusted to Finch Crematory following the services. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family to be established at a later date. Arrangements were entrusted to: Finch Funeral Home 310 Oak St. DeKalb, IL, 60115 (815) 758-3841.



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Published in The MidWeek News from Nov. 14 to Nov. 17, 2020.
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November 17, 2020
I’m very sorry to see this. Jim and I went to Monroe Center Grade School together and graduated from Stillman Valley together. He was always a kind caring person. My deepest sympathies to the entire family.
Debbie (DeVore) Hutchinson
Friend
November 16, 2020
Fran and family,
I just heard of Jim's passing. I'm so very sorry. It seems like it wasn't that long ago I was at your home to see Norma. I'm happy I got to see you all. May God bless and keep you strong in these difficult days.
Renata
Renata Catlett
Acquaintance
November 16, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Renata Catlett
Acquaintance
November 15, 2020
Frannie, I’m so sorry for the great loss to your family. May you be comforted by sweet memories. Sending love and prayers.
Danielle Grum
November 14, 2020
Dearest Fran,
Words can't express how sad I am to learn of Jim's passing. I am praying for you and your family and hope that your memories of Jim will forever in your heart.
Carol Reichel
Friend
November 14, 2020
So very sorry for your loss..
Debbi and Jeff Ramsey
Family
November 14, 2020
We are so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you & your family
Tom & Pat Castree
November 14, 2020
So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. My heartfelt thoughts and prayers to Steve and family.
Melidie Littlejohn Clark
Friend
November 13, 2020
We are so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Prayers for all of you.
Tom and Pam Sullivan
Acquaintance
November 13, 2020
My heart goes out to you, Fran and family.
Sue Willey
Coworker
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