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Breese, IL 62230
Phone: 618-526-7144
Fax: 618-526-4945

F. James "Jim" Pechar



Visitation:  Monday, November 17, 2003  10:00-11:00 AM
                   Moss Funeral Home, Breese, IL 
Services:   Monday, November 17, 2003       11:00 AM
                   Moss Funeral Home, Breese, IL
                   Interment East Lawn Cemetery, Salem, IL  


F. James "Jim" Pechar, 95, formerly of Breese died Wednesday, November 12, 2003 at his daughter’s residence in Big Rapids, Michigan

He was born January 26, 1908 in White City, IL to Joseph and Ella (Honus) Pechar; they preceded him in death

He married Virginia Larimer, his wife of 70 years, on January 16, 1932 in Decatur, IL, the same year they both graduated from Milliken University, Decatur, IL; she preceded him in death on May 11, 2002

Also preceded in death by a great-grandson David Fulkerson, a sister Mildred Brown, a son-in-law Carl Fulkerson, and a special niece Beverly Keeling

Surviving are daughters Jo Ann Fulkerson of Hobbs, NM and Carol Larimer of Big Rapids, MI

7 Grandchildren-Phillip (Pat) Fulkerson of Breese, Jim (Janet) Fulkerson of Albuquerque, NM, Bill (Ashley) Fulkerson Albuquerque, NM, Cindy Yearout of Hobbs, NM, Scott Fulkerson of St. Louis, Melanie (Gary) Marr of Big Rapids, MI, and Sarah (Steven) Benjamin of Reed City, MI

A special niece Betty (Virgil) Ronken of Westby, WI., brother-in-law William (Patricia) Larimer of Salem, IL,

12 Great-Grandchildren and 4 Great-Great Grandchildren and many wonderful neighbors, friends and former students in Breese, IL.

Mr. Pechar taught school in Mt. Olive, Illinois, until moving to Salem, Illinois where he was employed by the Texaco Company for 30 years. He then returned to teaching and retired as Superintendent of the Elementary School District # 12 of Clinton County, Illinois, in 1974.

Jim was an avid sports fan, having been a football player in high school and college. He later became a skilled fisherman and golfer to which he actively introduced and taught his daughters and grandchildren. In later years he was an enthusiastic spectator fan of all sports and shared his knowledge and enjoyment with his family. He and Virginia traveled extensively after his retirement. He was also a frequent participant in Senior Olympic events in the Illinois and Missouri area until age 91, earning hundreds of medals. In the past 8 years, Jim was a loving caretaker for Virginia until her death in 2002

He was a member of St. John United Church of Christ in Breese

Funeral Service will be Monday, November 17, 2003 at 11 AM at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese with Rev. Francis Avila officiating. Interment will follow at East Lawn Cemetery in Salem.

Visitation will be Monday, November 17, 2003 from 10 to 11 AM at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese.

Memorials can be made to the James Pechar Memorial Fund for Breese Elementary School District # 12




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