James Davitz

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James P. Davitz, 81, of Freeburg, IL, born July 1, 1941, in Chester, IL, died on Monday, October 24, 2022, at his residence.

Jim was a former assembly line supervisor with Nordyne Inc. in St. Louis, MO, before his retirement. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Freeburg, IL. Jim loved playing cards, especially the game cinch. He was an avid coon hunter and fisherman, and a member of the St. Clair County Anglers Association.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Percy and Verona, nee Marcinkowski, Davitz; two brothers, Jerry and Ronald Davitz; and his sister, Marcella (Delbert) Stirnaman.

He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Frances E. “Fran”, nee Hund, Davitz, whom he married on November 10, 1973; his daughter, Mary Frances “Josie” Davitz; a sister, Bonnie (Carl “Spot”) Todd; a brother, Fred (Linda) Davitz; a goddaughter, Lisa (Jay) Wittenborn; his aunts, uncles, and cousins; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made in the form of masses to St. Joseph Catholic Church or to a charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, October 27, 2022, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, October 28, 2022, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Freeburg, IL.

Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, October 28, 2022, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Freeburg, IL, with Father Von Deeke officiating.

Burial will be at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.


6 Comments on James Davitz

Terry Leonard said : Guest Report Nov 13, 2022 at 8:17 PM

Jim was the best of the best, my prayers are with Frances and Josie. Called him Uncle Jim at Nordyne, he was my friend , my uncle, not sure if you remember me, last time I seen him and Francis visiting me in hospital, 2009.: God got him a Great guy. My heart and thoughts are with the family. RIP my dear Friend

  • Farmington
  • Mo.
Bob & Julie Ott said : Guest Report Oct 27, 2022 at 10:25 AM

So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers 🙏❤️

  • Freeburg
  • Il
Linda Whitworth said : Guest Report Oct 27, 2022 at 7:37 AM

Fran, deeply saddened for your loss. Prayers & love to you & your family during this difficult time.

  • FL
Tony Marcinkowska said : Guest Report Oct 27, 2022 at 7:28 AM

I will miss my email buddy. My prayers are with the family.

  • Houston
  • TX
Marsha Davitz said : Guest Report Oct 25, 2022 at 9:49 PM

Fran and Josie, I’m so very sorry for your loss. I know Jim will be missed by you both. Hang onto your memories and find strength in each other.

  • Chester
  • Il
Mary Stange said : Guest Report Oct 25, 2022 at 4:28 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. Keeping you in my prayers during this difficult time. May love and good memories surround you.❤️

  • O’Fallon
  • Illinois

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