Obituaries

James M. Arand

May 2, 1937 - January 13, 2019

James M. Arand

Obituary

James M. Arand, 81, of Belvidere, Illinois, went to be with the lord on January 13, 2019. Born May 2, 1937 to Ernest and Ethel (Bartell) Arand. On November 10, 1962, he married his loving wife, LaVonne, and they worked side by side together. He attended Belvidere High School and graduated with the class of 1957. After high school, from 1957 to 1963, James proudly served his country in the Marine Corps in Okinawa, the Philippines, and in Korea for cold weather training. After his time in the Marine Corps, James worked as a journeyman plumber with Pearsons for 38 years.

James was a member of Faith Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon, head usher, and Sunday school teacher for many years. He was always willing to help anyone in need and was a CERTs Volunteer in Police Service for about 17 years. James enjoyed working around the yard, planting flowers, and took pride in keeping a nice yard. He truly had a tender heart and loved his family very much.

James is loved and will be missed by his wife, LaVonne; children, Brenda (David) Hawkins, Joan M. (Gary) Crowe, and James E. Arand; sisters, Donna Luckow and Nancy (Daryl) Moss; sister-in-law, Shirly Arand; grandchildren, Gary Crowe Jr, Beaux Fowler, Rusty Fowler, Joshua Arand, Autumn Crowe, Rebecca Hawkins, Luke Crowe, and Andrea Hawkins; great-grandson, Eli Arand; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, John, Jerry, and Harold Arand; and brother-in-law, Kenny Luckow.

A Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 18, 2019 at Faith Baptist Church, 1637 7th Ave, Belvidere, IL 61008. Another short visitation will take place from 9:00 a.m. until 9:45 a.m. prior to service at Faith Baptist Church on Saturday, January 19, 2019. Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 19, 2019, at Faith Baptist Church. Burial will be at Highland Garden of Memories. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family to be established in James’s name for an organization to be determined at a later date. To light a candle or share a condolence, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com

Service Schedule

Friday, January 18, 2019
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Faith Baptist Church

A Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 18, 2019 at Faith Baptist Church, 1637 7th Ave, Belvidere, IL 61008.

Saturday, January 19, 2019
9:00 am - 9:45 am

Faith Baptist Church

Another short visitation will take place from 9:00 a.m. until 9:45 a.m. prior to service at Faith Baptist Church on Saturday, January 19, 2019.

Saturday, January 19, 2019
10:00 am

Faith Baptist Church

Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 19, 2019, at Faith Baptist Church.

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My deepest sympathy to your family. Jim was such a special guy and someone I adored. Everyone who knew him was touched by his smile and kindness. I’m so sorry for your loss.
Pam (Farel) Johnson

Pam Johnson 2019-01-19T10:24:28

Our deepest sympathy to the Arand family. Sorry to hear of Jim’s Passing.

Curtis and Fran Bartell 2019-01-19T08:26:40

LaVonne and family my prayers are with you. I am so sorry for your loss. Jim was a good man of integrity, full of love. I am blessed that the Lord brought you and Jim into my life, to know him and to hang out with him, whether when we were in Certs together or just sitting in his garage just having fellowship in the Lord with him, was a blessing. May the Lord Bless you LaVonne and you family in this time.

Ruth Hausen 2019-01-17T12:48:37

Our Love and prayers for you, LaVonne and for the family. We have so many precious memories at church with you and Jim. Even though we didn’t live real close, we were still neighbors. Love that you are my “Sister” by choice and in the Lord. Praying for God’s comfort Inn the difficult days ahead.
Love you!!!
Linda and Harold

Harold & Linda Kearney 2019-01-17T10:31:25

Thinking of you “Lavonne” and your family at this time of sadness. May your loving memories of “Jim” help you through it. May he rest in peace.

Theresa Leonard 2019-01-17T07:32:38

Sorry Jim, our condescending to you and yours.

Lon/Claudia Mckinney 2019-01-16T17:18:15

So sorry to hear of the loss of your father and grandfather. You had a great Daddy Joan. You should feel proud. Losing a parent is a horrible thing to experience. Peace be with you.

Connie and Bill Hazer 2019-01-16T12:30:36

Sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. LaVonne you and the family have my deepest sympathy. Jim always had a smile and a friendly hand sake. He was a great volunteer for the city he loved. He will be missed by many.

John Fish 2019-01-16T11:16:22

My deepest sympathy to the Arand family. Jim was a very kind and friendly person. I remember meeting him first with his wife when Brenda was in first grade. Throughout the years it has been interesting how many lives had been connected with his family and mine. I will think of him as I walk with his home. The yard and house were so well cared for. Rest in peace.

Joyce Hepner 2019-01-16T09:56:11

We will miss visiting Jim when we all were working in our yards. A great neighbor and friend, always ready to lend a hand when needed. God bless.

Rod and Karen Snyder 2019-01-15T18:56:11

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