In Memory

Steven James


         Steven William James                      

Steven William James, 76, of Elgin, died Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at Advocate Sherman Hospital. Born January 8, 1945, in Rockford, the son of William and Irene (Cooper) James. Graduate of Rockford East High School, Class of 1963. Veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Steve married Crystal L. “Chris” Adams on October 7, 1972 at Trinity Lutheran Church. He worked for Rockford Standard Furniture for 23 years. Steve volunteered at the VFW and Coronado Theater. He was a member of Svea Soner Choir.
Survived by his wife, Crystal “Chris” of East Dundee, IL; children, Brad (Melissa) James of Orfordville, WI and Barbara (Jack) Mueller of West Dundee, IL; grandchildren, Nicholas, Braxton, & Grayson James and Alyssa, Annabelle, & Jack Mueller; mother, Marjorie James; half-sister, Carol James; and numerous cousins. Predeceased by his father, William James; biological mother & step-father, Irene and Gordon Stoksted; and half-brother, Jim James.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at Fred C. Olson Chapel with Pastor Mike Mirakian officiating. A walk-through visitation will be from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service in the chapel. Private burial in Willwood Burial Park. Memorials may be made to the American Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Donor Services, PO BOX 98018, Washington DC, 20090-8018.

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