James L. Creek, age 83, of Frankfort, IL, passed away on Thursday, July 8, 2021 at Our Lady of Angels Retirement Home in Joliet, IL.
He was born on August 18, 1937 in Chebanse, IL, the son of Roy and Nina Eva (Crowe) Creek. He married Carolyn Miller on November 27, 1960 in Peotone. He was retired from Caterpillar in Joliet where he worked as an electrician for 35 years. He enjoyed being a Ham radio operator operating under the call sign, N9FO.
James is survived by his wife, Carolyn Creek of Frankfort; his son and daughter-in-law, James A. and Mary Creek of Manhattan; his daughter and son-in-law, Jodi and Kirk Larson of New York; his grandchildren, Elizabeth (Joe) Moore, Patrick (Amber) Creek, Thomas (Michelle) Creek, and Garett Larson; his great-grandchildren, Michael, Jackson, Sadie, and Isabella; 3 brothers, Robert (Judy) Creek, Glen (Joy) Creek, and Terry (Joann) Creek; 2 sisters, Judy Creek and Linda (Larry) Hill; 3 sisters-in-law, Lorraine Creek, Elaine (the late Ronald) Artman, and Lois Hamilton; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parent and a brother, Ronald Creek.
Visitation will be held at the Fedde-Helfrich-Cross Funeral Home on Monday, July 12 from 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Cremation rites will be accorded following services and inurnment will take place at Manhattan Center Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the wishes of the family.
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