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Louis Fenoglia

September 24, 1929 — April 8, 2017

Louis James Fenoglia, 87, of Lacon, IL passed away peacefully on the morning of April 8th, 2017 at Heartland Health Care Center in Henry, IL with loving family, including his wife and life partner, Marjorie D. Fenoglia, at his side.

Jim was born on September 24th, 1929 in Toluca, IL to Louis & Agnes (Kasha) Fenoglia. He graduated Toluca High School in 1947 where he excelled in baseball and basketball. He married his soulmate, Marjorie D. (Neu) Fenoglia, on February 3rd, 1951 at the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Minonk. She survives.

Also surviving are three children, Kathy (Ralph) Webster, Jay (Kelly) Fenoglia and Jerry (Tracy) Fenoglia, all of Lacon; two sisters, Delores (Angelo) Abbott of Gainesville, FL and Judy (Gene) Kamp of Lakeview, AR; as well as 6 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents and only brother, John J. Fenoglia, a WWII Veteran and Purple Heart recipient.

After high school, Jim worked at the Toluca Garment Factory for 26 years. He then went on to work at Caterpillar for 18 years before he retired in 1991. Throughout his retirement, he found much joy crafting his signature "barn siding" bench, to which he sold at the Spoon River Drive for many years alongside his wife.

Jim was a devoted member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lacon. He was the President of the Washburn Saddle Club for many years. He was known for being an outdoorsman that enjoyed hunting, fishing, horseback riding, as well as his daily walks around the block. He took much pride in his yard and garden, constantly claiming to have grown the "World's best tomatoes." He was an avid reader who was fascinated by Native Americans. He was also very passionate in attending and cheering on all his kids and grandkids at their competitive events throughout the years.

"Jimmy" will be remembered for many qualities, but his willingness to always lend a helping hand to whomever asked, as well as his beautiful smile, will be dearly missed by all his family and friends.

A visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 11th, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lacon. A funeral service and mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 12th, with a visitation 1 hour prior, also at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Burial will follow at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in Jim's memory to a charity of the donor's choice.


APR 11. 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CDT)

Immaculate Conception Church
Lacon, IL

Funeral Service

APR 12. 11:00 AM (CDT)

Immaculate Conception Church
Lacon, IL

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