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James "Jim" Frank Schattler

May 28, 1941 ~ June 17, 2018 (age 77)

With deep sorrow the family announces James “Jim” Frank Schattler, 77, of Germantown Hills, IL passed away at 1:43 pm on Sunday, June 17, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was born on May 28, 1941 in Mount Clemens, Michigan to Wilburn and Delight (Grant) Schattler.  He married Cheryl Pacesky on August 14, 1971 in Wayne County, Michigan.  She survives.

‪Also surviving are daughters Diane (Robert) Tomczak of Elk Mound, WI and Kerrie (Ty) Riley of Germantown Hills; and one granddaughter Cienna. 

‪Jim was a graphics illustrator for Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan for over 30 years.  Jim and Cheryl raised their family in Dearborn Heights, MI and recently moved to Illinois in 2014. Jim enjoyed growing orchids, gardening, woodworking, and candle-making.  He was a devoted husband and father who will be dearly missed.  

‪Cremation rites have been accorded.  A celebration of life ceremony will be held at a later date.  Online condolences at


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