James H. Schwedersky

July 13, 1946 - March 13, 2016
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James Harold Schwedersky, 69, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 13th, 2016 in Mesa, Arizona, with lifelong friend and wife of 50 years at his side, Dona Schwedersky. Jim was born July 13th, 1946 in Belvidere, and married Dona Eckhardt on Augsut 14th, 1965. He was the son of Harold and Helen Schwedersky. He attended Belvidere High School and graduated in 1964. He worked for the United States Postal Service for 36 years. He served as Post Master in Belvidere for 22 years before retiring in 2001. In 1996, Jim was named Post Master of the Year for the state of Illinois. Jim was a lifelong member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Belvidere, serving as deacon, elder and many other church offices. Jim enjoyed wintering in Arizona and was an avid Cubs fan. He also loved watching and supporting his grandchildren in whatever activities they were doing. He loved to golf, and played regularly with the same people. Jim was very active in the community and was active in many organizations.

He is survived by his wife, Dona and children, Kim (Ken) Dovenmuehle, and Scott Schwedersky; grandchildren, Kyle and Katlyn Dovenmuehle, Shelby, Gwen, and Brooke Schwedersky and Delaney and Mary Ellen Wagener; mother, Helen Schwedersky; and sisters, Connie (Jack) Capatani, Sue (Mark) Inman, and Sandi (Jerry) Carlson, and may other extended family. He is preceded in death by his father, Harold, and in-laws, Elmer and Gladys Eckhardt.

Visitation will be Sunday, March 20th, 2016 from 4:00-7:00 p.m., at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1045 Belvidere Road, Belvidere, IL 61008, and from 10:00 a.m., to 10:45 a.m. Monday at the church. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, March 21st, 2016 at Immanuel Lutheran Church with Rev. Allan Buss officiating. Interment to follow at Highland Garden of Memories following the service. Memorials can be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church. To light a candle or share a condolence, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com.

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, March 20, 2016

Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Immanuel Lutheran Church

Address:

1045 Belvidere Road, Belvidere, IL, 61008

Visitation will be Sunday, March 20th, 2016 from 4:00-7:00 p.m., at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1045 Belvidere Road, Belvidere, IL 61008


Date: Monday, March 21, 2016

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Immanuel Lutheran Church

Address:

1045 Belvidere Road, Belvidere, IL, 61008

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m., to 10:45 a.m. Monday at the church


Service Information

Date: Monday, March 21, 2016

Time: 11:00 am -

Immanuel Lutheran Church

Address:

1045 Belvidere Road, Belvidere, IL, 61008

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, March 21st, 2016 at Immanuel Lutheran Church with Rev. Allan Buss officiating


Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, March 21, 2016

Highland Garden of Memories

Address:

9800 Highway 76, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Interment to follow at Highland Garden of Memories following the service


Memorial Information

Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church in James’ name


 

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Born: July 13, 1946
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The Daniels & Vance families posted on 3/16/16

So sorry for your loss. Jim was always upbeat and very kind to all he met. He will be missed by many. May God hold all of you in his loving arm during this difficult time.

 

Karl Otto posted on 3/17/16

Jim was a great friend, a man of commitment and Christian. He will be missed by many including me one of his golfing buddies.

 

Karl Otto posted on 3/17/16

Jim was a great friend, committed man and a Christian. He will be missed by many including his golfing buddies.

 

Paula Mais posted on 3/17/16

Dona and Family. Our sincere sympathy to all of you. Remember this isn't goodbye, it's until we meet again. Thoughts and prayers are sent your way. Jerry and Paula Mais

 

Jill O'Connell posted on 3/17/16

May your family and friends be comforted knowing you are with our God in Heaven and you are reunited with those who have gone before you....Rest in peace Jim!

 

Bert Thornton, FL posted on 3/17/16

Deepest sympathy to the family of Jim. I have know the families for a long time. I enjoyed many of the same activities that Dona & Jim also enjoyed . Many fun times to have as memories of wonderful Christian friends. May the Holy Spirit comfort all of Jim's loved ones. In Christ, Bert

 

Amy and John Poehlman posted on 3/18/16

We visited Jim and Dona in Arizona several years ago; their wonderful campsite and beautiful trailer convinced us that this was the way to spend retirement. We are so glad they got to have many nice winters out in AZ!

 

Dawn Sisson Laffey posted on 3/19/16

Sandi and family, So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. May your wonderful memories be a comfort to you. God's peace be with you.

 

Dr. Barry L. Kolb posted on 3/21/16

Saddened to hear of Jim's passing ... a great part of a great church. Cekebrate his heavenly homecoming!

 

Gary Kaiser posted on 3/21/16

So sorry to hear about Jim's passing. Jim was an old friend that I grew up with. He lived across the street from me on North Avenue. A loss of a good man. My sincere condolences to his family.

 

Sharon Johnson Fowler posted on 3/17/16

Dona I am so very very sorry for your loss.

 

Gene Gierke posted on 3/17/16

Dona and family, My sincere sympathy to you at Jim's death. What an Easter he will celebrate! May our Lord give you His comfort and peace and surround you with His arms of care and love.

 

Kathy (Montgomery) Mechler posted on 3/16/16

Dear Dona & Family - So very sorry to read this today. Jim was such a wonderful man. He will be missed by many. Keep your memories close till you meet again. With deepest sympathy - Kathy

 

Cathy & Dan Flynn posted on 3/16/16

So very sorry to hear about Jim's passing. All of you are in my prayers and thoughts.

 

Dennis Peaslee posted on 3/16/16

Jim's family will be in my prayers.

 

Patricia Roberts posted on 3/16/16

 

Patricia Roberts posted on 3/16/16

My sincere condolences Dona to you and your family.

 

Susan Miles Lyford posted on 3/16/16

Dona and family. I just read about Jim and I'm so sorry to see this news. He will truly be missed by friends and family. He was a great person. Thinking and praying for you all.

 

Robert Thornton posted on 3/16/16

Dona and Family Knowing and working with Jim at the post office, growing up in the same neighborhood and going to high school with him was a memory no one can take away I can still picture him sorting the mail for us

 

Danielle Klitzke posted on 3/17/16

Thinking of you all! Lots of hugs

 

Joel and Jody Warner posted on 3/17/16

So sorry for your loss, Jim was a great guy sure will miss him around Immanuel !! Dona may God be with you now and always , sorry we can't be there in person but our prayers are with you and the entire family!! Blessings to all of you.

 

daniel kleber posted on 4/1/16

My condolences to the family. During high school, jim and I both worked for a time at Lundins Flowers. He was a wonderful friend.

 

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