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James W. Poundstone

James W. Poundstone, 82 of Grand Ridge passed away Monday September 7, 2020 at the Ottawa Pavilion. Visitation will be held Sunday from 3 – 6 PM at the Grand Ridge Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 AM at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Streator. Burial will be in the Grand Ridge Cemetery with social distancing being followed and wearing of masks. Jim was born on March 23, 1938 in Streator to Frank Wilson and Anna (Yednock) Poundstone. He married Linda Long on September 10, 1966. She survives. Also surviving is a brother-in-law, Byron Long, sister-in-law, Muriel Zigan, along with nieces-in-law, Jennifer Hertelendi, Heather Penczak and Amanda Jamell, nephew-in-law, Kyle Zigan, and several cousins. He is preceded in death by both his parents. Jim graduated from the Ottawa High School in 1956. He served in the US Army Reserves. Jim retired from Snap – on- Tools in Ottawa in 1999 and Bell Clothing in Ottawa in 2019. He was a member of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church and was an avid Cardinal fan and enjoyed playing cards especially Euchre. Pallbearers will be John Penczak, Heather Penczak, Kyle Zigan, Amanda Jamell, Jennifer Hertelendi and Charlie Durdan. Honorary pallbearers will be Byron Long, Patrick Graham, Ken Poundstone and Ken Yednock. Memorials may be made to the Grand Ridge Fire Department, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church or the Alzheimer’s Association.

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Jim was such a sweet, elegant and thoughtful friend and neighbor. He had such a sweet spot in his heart for both Nathan and Matthew. He always knew who to call if he needed any help, especially with yard work. Nathan would always respond and would say you are paying me much but Jim would always say take it you're worth every penny because you do an exceptional job. I was so proud that Jim and Linda danced the longest for the Anniversary dance at Nathan and Delaney's wedding October 20, 2018. They were presented a bouquet by Nathan and Delaney for being the longest couple married at their wedding. That Christmas, Nathan and Delaney surprised them with a picture of all 4 of them from the wedding and delivered it on Christmas Day. Nathan told me that Jim's eyes lit up and was happy and Linda was thrilled. Jim will always have a special place in my heart. He would always take the time to talk to me wherever we would see each other. Both of you are very special friends and neighbors.

Rose Goodchild Sep 11 2020 12:00 AM

Please accept our sincere condolences, Linda. May God's peace and love bring you comfort in the days ahead.

Greg and Barb Lentman Sep 9 2020 12:00 AM

What a lovely human being. Such a wit. I will cherish our movie chatter (I still love Tremors) I am blessed to have known you with wonderful memories to think on. Hugs to you dear Linda.

Kimberly Yednock Sep 9 2020 12:00 AM