August 16, 1942 - September 19, 2015
James J. Alder Sr., 73, of Watseka, IL, passed away on September 19, 2015 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee. He was born August 16, 1942 in Watseka, the son of George and Betty Alder. He is survived by his wife Marjorie Alder, three children, Vicki (Mark) Garfield, James (Nancy) Alder Jr., Valorie (Terry) Walwer, ten grandchildren, Melissa McGary (Josh DeLahr), Chris (Tonia) Walwer, Nathan (Britany) Walwer, Chad (Crystal) Walwer, Michael McGary, Alicia (Matt) Wilkins, Katelin Garfield, Joseph Walwer (Lexi Shoemaker), Lucas Alder (Brooke McCain), and Alex Alder, eleven great-grandchildren, Cooper DeLahr, Baylie Walwer, Chasine Walwer, Jax Walwer, Kasen Walwer, Zacary Walwer, Haley Walwer, Keirstin Wilkins, Allison Wilkins, Brennah Wilkins, and Ethan Wilkins. Also surviving are three sisters, one brother, and seven sister-in-laws, and four brother-in-laws: Sandra San Antonio, Georgia (Robert) Hubert, Karen Hopper, Michael Alder, Carol Alder, Judy Alder, Shirley (Knick) Knickerbocker, Lucille Themer, Mary Price, Helen Peck, Kendall Lamb, Bobby (Lisa) Themer, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and dearly loved friend Bubba. He is also preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Roger Alder and Ricky Alder, and two sisters Dorine Lamb and Diane Alder. Mr. Alder worked at Ropers, ECC, Baker & Taylor, Norm Chase Farm, and Felesena Construction. He was an elder of Centennial Christian Church. He loved doing many family activities such as bowling, camping, fishing, playing ball, Sunday rides in the country, yard work, and spending the afternoon at the park feeding the ducks with his grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 24, 2015 from 4-8pm, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. Funeral Services will be held Friday, September 25, 2015 at 11:00 am, at Centennial Christian Church in Watseka. A one hour visitation will be held prior to services. Pastor Joseph Hughes will officiate. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Watseka, IL. Memorials in Mr. Alder’s name can be made to the Family.
James J. Alder Sr., 73, of Watseka, IL, passed away on September 19, 2015 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee. He was born August 16, 1942 in Watseka, the son of George and Betty Alder. He is survived by his wife Marjorie Alder, three... View Obituary & Service Information
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