James F. Forester Sr., 89, of Elgin, passed away on April 12, 2017 surrounded by his family. He was born on March 21, 1928 in Wasson, IL the son of Frank and Mabel (Brenner) Forester. He was a Veteran, and served in the US Navy during WWII. James had worked at Fermi Lab in Batavia, welding a piece the is still on the Moon, for 20+ years prior to retirement.
Survivors include his wife: Sue Forester, whom he married on Nov. 21, 1953: two children: Connie (Gary) Lohs and James F (Veronica) Forester Jr.; four grandchildren, along with numerous great grandchildren; a brother: Frank (Frances) Forester; his sisters: Norma (Paul) Willard and Helen (Bruce) Poole; and several nieces, and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother: Charles Forester; and two sisters: Carol Self and Jean Basich.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 10:00 AM at the Laird Funeral Home, Elgin. Burial with Honors will follow at Bluff City Cemetery, Elgin. Visitation will be on Monday from 4-8:00 PM and on Tuesday from 9:00 AM until the time of services at the funeral home. For information, 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com