Norman "Jim" Gleason

November 2, 1942 - September 16, 2020



Norman “Jim” Gleason, 77, of Cherry Valley, IL died peacefully, September 16, 2020 in Rockford, IL. He was born to Harold and Edna (Palmer) Gleason, November 2, 1942 in Sycamore, IL and grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, IL. He received his Master’s Degree and worked as a contract accountant for many years. He also taught accounting at Rockford Career College and was a part time security guard for Arnold Engineering in Marengo, IL. He attended church in Sycamore and became an Elder there. He later attended Immanuel Lutheran Church where he became a Deacon. He was highly involved with the church.  Jim belonged to the Elks and the Eagles Club. Interests included bowling and adventurous walks. He played clarinet and was in a band during his high school years. Jim loved to travel and cared deeply for his good friend for life, Mina Johnson.

Jim is loved and will be dearly missed by his loyal friend, Mina; daughter, Carrie (Dan) Thomas; grandchild, Aidan; and Mina’s children and grandchildren who were very special to Jim.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Raymond.

 A visitation will be from 9 to 10:45 , Saturday, October 24, 2020 , at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1045 Belvidere Road, Belvidere, IL ( Please enter door #4, near the playground). A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. with Rev. Braun Campbell officiating.  Social distancing and face mask are encouraged. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to American Heart Association or Alzheimer’s Association. To share a memory, please visit

Service Schedule

Saturday, October 24, 2020
9:00 am - 10:45 am

Immanuel Lutheran Church


A visitation will be from 9 to 10:45 , Saturday, October 24, 2020. Social distancing and face mask are encouraged.

Saturday, October 24, 2020
11:00 am

Immanuel Lutheran Church


A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. with Rev. Braun Campbell officiating.  Social distancing and face mask are encouraged.

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the pictures turn out really good. I Love You, mom

tammie lee garza 2020-10-21T23:24:11

Just found out today I am so sorry grandma Mina

Marissa 2020-09-29T15:58:23

We are so sorry for your loss Mina. He’s at peace now and you need to take time to breath. You were such a wonderful friend to Jim and he knew this. Again, our thoughts are with you in this difficult time.

Pam and Walt Beckland 2020-09-23T19:01:49

What a wonderful tribute for a deserving guy. Always enjoyed being around him, his quick wit and sense of humor, I don’t think he ever met a stranger, he was always open to everything and everyone. Mina, I’m so sorry for your loss, as well as your family who had grown to love him. I know you will be lost for awhile you were so close and stood by him til the very end. Try to take some time for yourself to recuperate. Sympathy to his family and all his friends.

Shirley 2020-09-23T18:21:41

Mina so sorry for the loss of Jim. He was a great guy and always fun to be around. You know I’m always a phone call away if you need to talk. Carri and family so very sorry for the loss of your Dad

Sheryl and Steve Wylde 2020-09-23T14:32:18

I knew him for a short time. Rest In Peace Jim

Michele Miethke 2020-09-23T13:49:24


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