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James F. Mander

August 11, 1952 January 28, 2019
James F. Mander
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Obituary for James F. Mander

James F. Mander, age 66, a longtime resident of Plainfield, IL, passed away suddenly on January 28, 2019 at his home. He was born on August 11, 1952 in Chicago, IL.

Jim is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Pat (nee Wheeler); his cherished children, Nick (Kendall) Mander, Josh (fiancé Carrie Plese) Mander, Jenn (Brian) Freiberg, and Luke Mander; his adored grandchildren, Connor and Lyla Mander; his dear mother, Donna Mander; his siblings, Pat Franklin, Alice (Doug) Rimer, John (Judy) Mander and Christopher (Elizabeth) Mander; his mother-in-law, Pat Wheeler and father-in-law, Murley (Helen) Wheeler, Jr.; his siblings-in-law, Murley (Ann) Wheeler, III, Tim (Bobbie) Wheeler, Bob Wheeler, Maureen Wheeler, Kathleen (Bob) Hammack, Paul Wheeler, Eileen (Mike) Miller, Sheila (Rich) Forneris; as well as numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, and a host of great friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Alfred J. Mander.

Jim was the former youth officer for Naperville Police Department, a police officer for the Plainfield Police Department from 1979-1984, then moved into the private sector as a Private Investigator. He was a family man that coached PJC football and St. Mary Immaculate basketball for many years. He was a member of both the Knights of Columbus Good Shepherd Council #5573 and the Plainfield Moose Lodge #2491. In his spare time he enjoyed his family, friends, cooking, listening to music and attending concerts, riding his Harley, and living life to the fullest.

Visitation will be Monday, February 4, 3:00 until 9:00 PM at the Overman-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, corner of Routes 30 & 59, Plainfield. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 5, 10:30 AM at St. Mary Immaculate Catholic Church, 15629 S. Route 59, Plainfield. A private family interment will be at St. Mary Immaculate Cemetery at a later date.

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3:00 PM 2/4/2019 3:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM 2/4/2019 9:00:00 PM
Overman-Jones Funeral Home

15219 Joliet Rd.
Plainfield, IL 60544

Overman-Jones Funeral Home
15219 Joliet Rd. Plainfield 60544 IL
United States

Mass of Christian Burial




10:30 AM 2/5/2019 10:30:00 AM
St. Mary Immaculate Parish

15629 S. Route 59
Plainfield, IL 60544

St. Mary Immaculate Parish
15629 S. Route 59 Plainfield 60544 IL
United States

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