Delhi | Monday, September 2 2013 |
James Frederick “Jim” Isringhausen, 92, died at 9:40 p.m., Monday, September 2, 2013 at St. Anthony’s Health Center in Alton.
Jim was born in Nutwood on January 14, 1921, one of eight children born to the late Alfred & Caroline (Groppel) Isringhausen.
At the age of 19, Jim left the family home and moved to Alton where he began working at Owen’s Illinois before enlisting with the US Navy where he served his country honorably during World War II, where he was a gunner on troop transport in Normandy.
After returning from service, Jim resumed working at Owen’s Illinois and continued what would be 41 years as a dedicated employee in both the Wood Box and Shipping Departments, retiring in 1983.
He was an active member of the American Legion Post 492 and a passionate animal lover.
He married the former Madonna Schlueter on July 1, 1950 in St. Louis, MO and the two resided in Alton before moving to Delhi in 1957 where they shared in the joys of raising two daughters and nearly 33 years of marriage before her death on February 14, 1983.
Surviving are a daughter Pat Isringhausen of New Delhi; a grandson Jeremy & Stephanie Duran of Oregon, OH; two great-grandchildren, Michael & Lydia Duran; a brother, Leonard Isringhausen of Redding, CA and a sister Hilda Fowler of Jerseyville; along with numerous nieces, nephews and a multitude of friends.
In addition to his parents and his wife, Madonna, Jim was preceded in death by a daughter, Mari Anne Duran; three brothers, Ernest, Ralph & Lawrence Isringhausen; two sisters, Bernice Bean and Alberta Beiermann.
Per his wishes cremation rights will be accorded.
Private services will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Riverbend Humane Society of Jerseyville in care of the funeral home.
Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville is in charge of arrangements.
Crawford Funeral Home