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James E. Fant, 76, Woodstock

James E. Fant, 76, Woodstock, died Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, in Galena.

He was born Dec. 29, 1938, in Chicago to Albin and Beulah (Price) Fant. 

On Aug. 3, 1957, he married June S. Irion in Chicago. 

He was an engineer with the Chicago Fire Department. He also was a Pepperidge Farm distributor for 38 years.

Survivors include three children, Jeff (Mary Jo) Fant, Roselle, Jill Rago, Woodstock, and Jennifer Fant, Woodstock; eight grandchildren, Ian (Liz) Rago, Nick Rago, Jim Rago, Christian Rago, Madison Fant, Erica Fant, Jaclyn Fant and Garrett Fant; and three great-grandchildren, Ryan, Benjamin and Kyle. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife in 2008; and a sister, Donna. 

All services and entombment in the Eden Cemetery in Schiller Park will be private.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements were made by Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, Woodstock.

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