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Official Obituary of

James Louis DeWerff

October 22, 1931 ~ March 10, 2024 (age 92) 92 Years Old

James DeWerff Obituary

James Louis “Jim” DeWerff, 92, of Nokomis, passed away Sunday, March 10, 2024, at his residence.

Visitation for Mr. DeWerff will take place Saturday, March 16, 2024, from 9:30 AM until 11:30 AM at St. Louis Catholic Church; 311 South Elm, Nokomis, IL.  A Mass of Christian Burial will follow, officiated by Father Michael Meinhart at 11:30 AM.  Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Nokomis.  Stiehl Dawson Funeral Home of Nokomis is assisting the family with arrangements.

James Louis DeWerff was born October 22, 1931, in Pana to Louis George and Josephine (Donaldson) DeWerff.  He was a graduate of Nokomis High School with the Class of 1948.  Jim went on to serve our country in the US Army during the Korean Conflict.  He and Elizabeth Durbin were united in marriage on August 20, 1955, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Litchfield and had been married 68 years, she survives.  He was a grain and dairy farmer.

His family shared that Jim was a devoted, loving, family man, a good provider for their 7 children and loved farming.  His church was a very important part of his life, and he enjoyed volunteering for the fish fries during Lent.  He was also a member of Knight’s of Columbus. 

In addition to his wife, Elizabeth; he is survived by his children, Kevin, (Kathy) DeWerff of Bloomington, Dennis (Vickie) DeWerff of Normal, Nancy (Rick) Roberts of Bloomington, Kathryn Finley of Nokomis, Timothy (Shell) DeWerff of Nokomis and Christina (Brad Whalen) DeWerff of Farmersville; 16 grandchildren,14 great grandchildren and one on the way ; sisters, Mary Lou Bertolino of Witt, Karel Ann (Bob) Bost of Witt and brother, Michael (Diane) DeWerff of Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Mr. DeWerff was preceded in death by his son, Stephen J. DeWerff in 2020; grandson, Zach DeWerff brother, Jeff DeWerff and sister, Debbie Bowers, brother-in-law, James Bertolino and  son-in-law, Ed Finley

Memorials in Jim’s Memory are suggested to AMVETS Department of Illinois (Springfield), 2206 S. 6th Street, Springfield, IL  62703 or Calvary Cemetery, 19396 North 21st Avenue, Nokomis, IL. 

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March 16, 2024

12:30 AM
Calvary Cemetery

Nokomis, Illinois 62075

March 16, 2024

9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
St. Louis Catholic Church

Nokomis, IL

Funeral Mass
March 16, 2024

11:30 AM
St. Louis Catholic Church (Nokomis, IL)


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