James Wall (79) of rural Effingham


Published on August 13 2013 9:34 am

James Wall, 79, of Lake Edward Estates near Lake Sara died Monday afternoon, August 12, 2013 in Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

Funeral Services will be conducted Friday morning August 16, 2013 at 11:00 AM in the St. John’s Lutheran Church, Effingham with the Rev. Theodore C. Gall and Rev. Douglas Meyer officiating.Visitation for family and friends will be conducted from 9:00 am until 11:00 am or the time of the funeral services at the St. John’s Lutheran Church on Friday morning August 16, 2013. Burial Rites will be conducted at the Arborcrest Memorial Park immediately following the funeral service.

Kull Funeral Chapel, Altamont, Illinois is assisting the family with their burial rites.

Jim was born March 27, 1934 in East St. Louis, Illinois.  He was born into the Christian family of James R. Sr. and Alberta (Boyce) Wall as one of two siblings. Jim married Eileen Ruth Stuckemeyer on May 15, 1960 in the St. Paul “Blue Point” Lutheran Church, rural Altamont by the Rev. H. T. Schmidt. Together, Jim and Eileen were blessed with three children: David, Linda and Ellen. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, reading, playing cards and golf.  Jim was a graduate of Collinsville High School and the Indiana Institute of Technology with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering. He began his career with the Illinois Department of Transportation in Effingham and retired from Egyptian Concrete in Salem, Illinois in 2005. Jim served his country for eight years in a standby unit of the US Army reserve. He was a member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church in Effingham as well as a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers and the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers.

Memorials may be directed to the “ALIS” Altamont Lutheran Interparish School, the St. John’s Lutheran Church Food Pantry, or Braille Center, or the Salem Lutheran Church.

He is survived by His: Wife: Eileen Ruth Wall of Effingham, Illinois...1-Son: David James (wife, Kathy) Wall and their children, Holly and Alex of Effingham, Illinois...2-Daughters: Linda Sue (husband, Joe) Cicardo and their daughters Jenna and Christa of McKinney, Texas and Ellen Diane (husband, David) Gurnee and their children Emily, Melanie and Curtis of Granger, Indiana...1-Sister: Anne C. Miller of Kankakee, Illinois...5-Brothers-in law: Ralph (wife Carroll) Stuckemeyer, Leo Stuckemeyer, Garold (wife, Marlene) Stuckemeyer, Raymond (wife, Elaine) Stuckemeyer and Marlin Will all of Altamont, Illinois...and Several Nieces and Nephews.

He was preceded in death by His: Parents: James R. Sr. and Alberta (Boyce) Wall...Father and Mother-in-law: Fred and Ida (Hammer) Stuckemeyer...Brother and Sister-in-law: Harry and Lorna (Stuckemeyer) Koss...Sisters-in-law: Frieda Will and Viola Stuckemeyer.

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