Obituaries

James William McLane

November 11, 1943 - May 16, 2020

James William “Jim” McLane,76, of Batavia, Il., passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at his home with his loving wife by his side.  Jim was born on November 11, 1943, the son of William McLane and Shirley Baracree. He was united in marriage to Pamela Ann McCoy on June 18, 1977, in Chicago, IL.

James served in Vietnam and spent 30-plus years working as the Vice President and Cashier at Gary Wheaton Bank in Batavia, IL.  All the people who knew him over the years have come to know the great man he was.  His laughter, humor and compassion will always be remembered by those who have worked with him, shared oysters with him, and loved him.

Jim is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Pamela Ann McLane; his two sons, Larry (Carla) Durrant and William (Jennifer) McLane; four grandchildren, Rose Kraemer, Alex (Christina) Durrant, Kayleigh McLane and Liam McLane and three great-grandchildren, Aubree, Baylee and Colton Durrant.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 950 Hart Road, Batavia, IL on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 1:00 P.M.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations in James’ name may be made to Immanuel Lutheran School, 950 Hart Rd. Batavia, IL. 60510 or Lord of Life Pre-School, PO Box 251, Wasco, IL. 60183-9800.

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  • Thomas Van Cleave I am sorry to hear of Jim's passing. He was always helpful and willing to take on a task at the Chamber or any community organization. I remember he and Pam at all the community banquets and events.