Friday, May 21, 2010

Obit of James Trunk

Obit of James Trunk: "

From Chatsworth Illinois Memories


Forrest — Jim Trunk, 79, Forrest, formerly of Chatsworth, passed away at 2:35 a.m. Wednesday (May 19, 2010) at his residence.

A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church. Chatsworth, with the Rev. B.K. Tran and the Rev. Jerry Verdun officiating. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at Martin Funeral Home,  Chats-worth, where the rosary will be recited prior to the visitation at 2 p.m. Memorials may be made to Walter Clemens American Legion Post 613, OSF Hospice or to a charity of the donor’s choice. Interment will be at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Chatsworth.

Jim was born Sept. 14, 1930, in Fairbury, a son of Frank and Marian Matern Trunk. He graduated from Chatsworth High School in 1948. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. He was married to Donna Manuel, and later married Joyce Koch Forney on April 1, 1976, in Fairfield. She survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Kathy Carollo, Texas; one granddaughter, Kandi Simmons, Bloomington; one stepdaughter, Pam Harris, Pontiac; one stepson, Paul (Kim) Forney, Oswego; stepgrandchildren, Bryan (Kelly) Harris and Brianne (Jake Dronenberg) Harris, both of Pontiac; Mitch Forney, Chicago; and Chelsey (Dwayne Staniszewski) Forney and Luke Forney, both of Oswego; one stepgreat-grandson, Carter Dronenberg, Pontiac; two nephews, Jack (Bev) Grady, Bloomington, and Bill (Kathy) Endres, Chatsworth; and one niece: Janene (Denny) Lane, Bloomington.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one grandson and two sisters.

Jim graduated from Reisch Auction College in 1956 and became co-owner of Feller Livestock Auction Market in Cissna Park in 1958. He was also an instructor at Feller Auction College at Kankakee for several years starting in 1958.

In later years, he became co-owner of Eastern Illinois Machinery Auction in Forrest and also was a widely known auctioneer for 42 years, until retiring 1998.

He was a member of Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church and Walter Clemens American Legion Post 613, both in Chatsworth.

He spent the last several winters in Naples, Fla., and loved to fish and visit with his friends.

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