James Kilgallon

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James Dalton Kilgallon, 24, of Belleville, IL, born October 28, 1994, in Belleville, IL, died Wednesday, February 27, 2019, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, O’Fallon, IL.

James was a graduate of Freeburg Community High School, Freeburg, IL.  He was a personal trainer and a security officer for Whelan Event Services. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Joseph Kocot II; his paternal grandparents, James and Elizabeth Kilgallon; and an uncle, Joseph Kocot III.

Surviving are his mother, Chalice Kilgallon (Kocot) of Belleville, IL;
his father, John Kilgallon of Millstadt, IL;
one brother, Cody (Savannah) Wiley of Troy, IL;
two sisters, Kelsey (Don) Spencer of Geneva, IL, and Corey Kilgallon of Belleville, IL;
and his maternal grandmother, Joanne Kocot of Smithton, IL.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 3, 2019, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, March 4, 2019, at Zion Lutheran Church, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 4, 2019, at Zion Lutheran Church, Belleville, IL.

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


7 Comments on James Kilgallon

Paul Padilla said : Guest Report May 26, 2020 at 12:05 AM

My condolences to your family.. Miss you Kilgallon, you were always uplifting and made everyone smile. I’ll never forget our time together in Oki - brings back a lot of great memories. Rest easy my friend.

  • San Diego
  • CA
Scott and Elaine Brown said : Guest Report Mar 04, 2019 at 9:26 PM

Elaine and I want to express our deepest regrets and condolences to Chalice, John and the entire Kilgallon family at the very difficult time. Our warmest thoughts and prayers to everyone. Sending Angels James' way. Scott Brown

  • Mountain City
  • Tn
Chalice Kilgallon said : Guest Report Mar 03, 2019 at 7:15 PM

Dalton, you are my friend, my son and an amazing person. You turned into such a handsome man inside and out. I am so sorry I didn’t get you the help you needed! I’m so sorry I didn’t protect you! I don’t know how to do this without you. I miss you, more than anyone can comprehend. I love you buddy, so much!

  • Belleville
  • IL
Maxwell Cotten said : Guest Report Mar 03, 2019 at 1:20 AM

Semper Fi brother. You were a true joy to be around. Rest In Peace

  • The Dalles
  • Oregon
Susan Robertson said : Guest Report Mar 03, 2019 at 12:00 AM

James as a hero to our family. He saved my son's life by selflessly donating his stem cells. We never got a chance to meet him face-to-face but he will live forever in our hearts and through my sons life. Prayers of comfort for your family.

  • Harker Heights
  • Tx
Eileen Skahill said : Guest Report Mar 02, 2019 at 7:13 PM

Fair Winds and Following Seas, my brother. Gone far too soon. Prayers of Peace and Comfort to his family. Eileen Skahill WMA National Chaplain

  • NY
Christopher Guzman said : Guest Report Mar 02, 2019 at 11:01 AM

I am sorry to hear you leave us brother and my condolences to the family. You were a good, kind friend to me and I will forever miss your company. Now you Guard the gates to heaven and I will see you up there when it is my time to join you. Fair winds and following seas, we have the watch now brother. Semper Fidelis.

  • Hyattsville
  • MD

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