James K. Howell
May 1, 1952 - Feb 7, 2014
Transferred to Heaven I from IL XV

James Howell

James K. Howell, 61, of Grildey, Il passed away at 3:10p.m. on Friday, February 7, 2014 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington, IL. James was born on May 1, 1952 in Chicago, IL a son of Robert S. and Catherine Hamilton Howell. He married Eloise Stoller on May 30, 1976 in Bloomington, IL. She survives. Also surviving include one son, Andrew Howell of Bloomington, IL; one daughter, Arianne(Paul) Gramm of Gridley; three grandchildren, Olivia, Hillary and Jack Gramm.

James was preceded in death by his parents.James worked at Caterpillar in Mossville as a draftsman. He later worked for the Illinois State Police for 25 years retiring in 2011 with a rank of Lieutenant.

He was a member of the Blue Knights in Springfield. Jim was known for his love of his Harley Davidson Motorcycles and enjoyed traveling around the United States on his bike.

James was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church in Peoria, IL where funeral services will be held at 11:00a.m. on Tuesday, February 11, 2014. Pastor Kerry Frantz will officate. Visitation will be held from 2-4p.m. and 5-7p.m. on Monday February 10, 2014 at Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in El Paso and also one hour prior to services on Tuesday at the church. Graveside services will be held at 3p.m. on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at the Gridley Cemetery in Gridley, IL. Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in El Paso is handling arrangements for the family.