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James Stephen Durdan

James Stephen Durdan, 83 of Grand Ridge passed away Tuesday afternoon (December 22nd) at his home.

A visitation will be held Sunday from 3 – 7 PM with the rosary recited at 2:45 PM at the Grand Ridge Funeral Home.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday at 10 AM at the St. Mary’s of the Fields Church, Grand Ridge.  Burial will be in the Grand Rapids Cemetery, Grand Ridge.

Serving as pallbearers will be grandchildren, James and Tom Durdan, Rachel Duffield and Caitlin Rinker, brothers, Bob and Bill Durdan and brothers-in-law, Gus and Dale Rinker.

Jim was born on December 18, 1932 in Grand Ridge to Stephen and Edna (Kuhn) Durdan.  He married Marilyn Rinker on January 12, 1957.  She passed away on October 19, 2013.

Surviving are children, Patricia (Calvin) Duffield of Ransom, Greg (Lynn) Durdan of Grand Ridge, Peg (John) McMahon of Des Moines, Iowa, Paula Sue Durdan of Springfield and Steve (Diane) Durdan of Grand Ridge, 10 grandchildren, brothers, William (Phyllis) Durdan and Robert (Cheryl) Durdan both of Grand Ridge and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, wife and sister, Mary (Lyle) Nichols.

Jim attended Grand Ridge Grade School and Marquette High School.  He served in the US Army from 1954 until 1956 and farmed in the Grand Ridge area all of his life.  He was a member of the St Mary’s of the Fields Church and a member of the LaSalle County Farm Bureau and was a former Grand Ridge School Board member.  Jim enjoyed playing baseball in his earlier years and raising pigs on the farm.

Memorials may be made in his name to the Grand Ridge Fire Department or the Grand Rapids Cemetery Association.


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Guestbook

My condolences and prayers to Sue and the rest of the Durdan family during this time of loss. Thinking of all of you during this time!

Tim Mottaz Jan 10 2016 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. He was an awesome person and it was joy to see him when he came in to see the Dr. Your family will be in my prayers
Cindy Tintori

cindy tintori Dec 29 2015 12:00 AM

Our condolences to the whole family, Jim was a great man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Leon & Louise

Leon & Louise Hinkelman Dec 27 2015 12:00 AM

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A TRADITIONAL FUNERAL BASKET was ordered on December 27, 2015

Expression of Sympathy Dec 27 2015 12:00 AM

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A TRADITIONAL FUNERAL BASKET was ordered on December 27, 2015

Expression of Sympathy Dec 27 2015 12:00 AM

As I reflect upon the times that I saw Jimmy at the "Frings Reunion" his gregarious nature always came through. He was happy and affable-never cross. When talking with him his interest was always concerned about others, not self. Anybody who met Jimmy knows that smile and easy going attitude. I am comforted that he no longer has to suffer. I am sure his family though saddened will move forward and emulate Jimmy.

Marty Puetz Dec 26 2015 12:00 AM

My condolences to the Durdan children and grandchildren on your loss.

Jim Paul Dec 26 2015 12:00 AM

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A SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent on December 26, 2015

We are sorry for your loss. With love, The Jacksons (Brian, Julie, Joe, Kara, Andy, Lily, Carly, and Danny)

Expression of Sympathy Dec 26 2015 12:00 AM

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A SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent on December 26, 2015

We are sorry for your loss. With love, The Jacksons (Brian, Julie, Joe, Kara, Andy, Lily, Carly, and Danny)

Expression of Sympathy Dec 26 2015 12:00 AM

One of the best.


Roger L. Laatz Dec 24 2015 12:00 AM