James “Jim” L. Council, 86 of Streator passed away at his home on Friday, (Dec. 9, 2022) with his daughters by his side.
There will be no services. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Winterrowd Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Jim was born on October 1, 1936, in Blackstone, IL to John and Esther (Brickert) Council. He married Joyce Reynolds on October 30, 1954, in Magnolia, IL.
He is survived by his daughters, Karen (Kenny) Orr and Kimberly (Daniel) Stoffle both of Streator, his beloved cat, Susie, 2 granddaughters, Stephanie Kee of Tennessee and Lindsay Orr of Streator and 5 great-grandchildren, Brandon, Kenny, Austin, Adam and Emma.
Jim is preceded in death by his wife, Joyce, daughter, Kathy, parents, John and Esther, brothers, Robert, Byron and Ralph and sister, Betty Strodtman.
Jim served in the US Navy on the USS Nespelen AOG-55 from 1954-1957 and the Navy Reserves from 1957-1962. He was a member of the Streator American Legion and the Streator VFW. Jim retired from Consolidated Freightways in January of 1996. He enjoyed watching sports, playing golf and drinking beer with his friends. He enjoyed gardening after he retired.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to OSF Hospice and his VA care team.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.