James J. Cotter Jr.

 James J. Cotter Jr., 84, of Farmington, passed away at 9:25 PM on Friday, February 16, 2018 at his residence, surrounded by his loving family, and companion, Karen Kenney. He was born on August 18, 1933 in Tiskilwa, Illinois, a son of James J. and A. Marguerite (O’Neil) Cotter Sr.

Surviving are his children, Kellie (Ron) Streitmatter of Dunlap; Kim (Dan) Archdale of Hanna City; Kristie (Tim) Weniger of Edwards; Konnie (Craig) Lansford of Farmington; Kevin (Linda) Cotter of Peoria; his loving companion, Karen Kenney; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Bill Cotter of Waukee, Iowa, and two sisters, Therese (Jim) Logsdon of Bartlet, Illinois, Helen (Jerry) Price of Scottsdale, Arizona.

James was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, John, and Bernard Cotter, four sisters, Mary Stecher, Betty Godsill, Benitia McGinn, and Nancy Friel.

He was a self-employed carpenter in the Farmington area for several years, member of the Hanna City Sportsman Club, Bartonville American Legion Post # 979, volunteer fireman for the Farmington Fire Department, and was the Farmington fireman of the year in 1988. James served his country as a United States Army Veteran serving in the Korean War.

Private family graveside services and burial will be held on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Tiskilwa, Illinois, where military honors will be conducted. Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Farmington Fire Department, Peoria OSF Hospice or to Tiskilwa Historical Society. To leave online condolences please visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com



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7 Responses to James J. Cotter Jr.

  1. Janet and Rick Varnes says:

    So very sorry for your loss. You dad was such a great guy! Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  2. Archdale's says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Jim’s wonderful family. He was a kind man who loved his family very much. Please accept our heart felt condolences in this sad time. May you all find peace and comfort from our Lord.
    Gary and Shirley Archdale

  3. Kevin and Linda and family,
    So sorry for your loss. Just heard this and know the sadness yet gladness your hearts are feeling.

  4. Judy & Bob Fontana says:

    To all the Cotter family our sympathy goes out to you at this time. We were neighbors for over 25 years. Jim was a hard worker and good father. Loved watching him work in his garden. He loved doing that.I know you will all miss him but you will have good memories of a good father and grandfather.

  5. Judy & Bob Fontana says:

    So sorry to hear of Jim’s death. We were neighbors for over 25 years. Jim was a hard worker and a good father. Enjoyed watching him work in his garden. He enjoyed it so. He will be missed by all of you but his suffering is over. You will all have good memories.

  6. Sue Carroll says:

    Sorry to hear about your loss, Kelly and Ron. Our prayers are with you and your family.

    Sue & Bob Carroll

  7. Julie and Larry Rolle says:

    Linda\Kevin and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Larry and I will be praying for your family through this difficult time. Please let me know if there’s anything we can do.

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