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James "Jim" Leon Gough
(10-13-1932 - 07-21-2019)

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James “Jim” Leon Gough, 86, of Elgin, passed away at home on Sunday, July 21, 2019 surrounded by his family. He was born on October 13, 1932 in Elgin the son of Clarence Leon & Dorothy Lange Gough. Jim was born and raised in Elgin and graduated from Elgin High School class of 1951. He served in the United States Air Force from Sept. 12 1952 – Sept. 11, 1956. Jim was an Elgin Police Officer for 20 years prior to his retirement. He is survived by his children: Kenneth (Diana) Gough, Jamie (Edward) Klarkowski and Michael (Sharon) Gough; 5 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and 4 step grandchildren; his siblings: Delores Sooby, Judith Coleman, Gary Gough, Richard (Jackie) Gough and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Laura Jean Evans, to whom he was married on April 14, 1954, a brother Douglas and a grandson Brandon. Memorial visitation will be held on Friday, July 26, 2019 from 2-6 PM in the Laird Funeral Home, Elgin. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the JourneyCare Hospice Foundation. For information 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com. 

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