James L. Margis

March 23, 1925 - January 6, 2021

James L. Margis


   James L. Margis, 95, of Belvidere, IL died January 6, 2021 in Belvidere. He was born March 23, 1925, in Rockford, IL, son to Andrew and Selma (Kelly) Margis. James married his sweetheart, Mary Jane Nowak April 14, 1956 in Castle Rock Township, WI. He worked 30 plus years as a machinist for Sunstrand in Rockford/Belvidere. James served in The United States Navy during WWII. He enjoyed golf and the Cubs, the outdoors and traveling. James was an avid reader. You could always find him reading the newspaper.

James is loved and will be missed by his son, David (Diana) Margis; daughters, Cindy (Brian) Hodges and Sandy (Todd) Fleming; grandchildren, Angie and Melany Margis, Ashely and Annette Hodges, and Bailey and Allison Fleming; sister-in-law, Evelyn Nowak; and brother-in-law, Joe ( JoAnn) Nowak.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary; parents; and sister, Bernice Power.

Father Geary will officiate private services with a burial at a later date at St. James Cemetery. Memorials in lieu of flowers may be given in care of Meals on Wheels. To leave the family a memory, please visit

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Father Geary will officiate private services with a burial at a later date at St. James Cemetery.

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To the Family of Jim Margis,
We have many fond memories of Jim and Mary and all the years of friendship, laughter and fun. Now Jim and Mary can be together again.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
The Lloyd Medlar Family

Family of Lloyd Medlar 2021-01-10T14:44:53

May Jim be dancing with his bride Mary right now. My thoughts are with the entire Margis family. Cindy, you have been a true blessing to your dad – he was so lucky to have you! I am so sorry for your loss,

Becky Behling 2021-01-09T13:02:26


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