James Malan

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James “Jim” or “Jimmy” Malan, 55, of O’Fallon, IL, born May 13, 1965, in Centralia, IL, died Sunday, December 27, 2020, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, O’Fallon, IL.

Jim served for 21 years in the United States Air Force, holding the rank of MSGT. He served in the medical support squadron and meteorological and navigation system career fields. Upon his retirement in 2004, he attended SWIC obtaining a degree in Medical Laboratory Technology and worked in that field for several years.  Most recently he worked as a customer service representative for Serra Honda of O’Fallon, IL.

Jim loved sitting out back in his yard at the golden hour, enjoying the sunset with a good cigar and an IPA.  He loved watching sports.  He was a fan of the St. Louis Blues and especially loved watching his beloved Illini.

He was preceded in death by his father, Gordan L. Malan.

Surviving are his wife, Mary, nee Pardee, Malan; two children, Amanda (Matt) Cherry and James Scott Malan; two grandchildren, Isaac and Samuel Cherry; his mother, Marilyn Malan; and a brother, sisters, nephews, extended family, and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to any local food pantry or by supporting your local businesses. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, January 3, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL. Standard CDC guidelines, including masks and a limited number of visitors at any one time will be observed.

A celebration of Jim’s life will be held at a later date.

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32 Comments on James Malan

Rhonda Knobeloch said : Guest Report Jan 03, 2021 at 7:46 PM

Mary, so sorry for your loss, you are in my thoughts and prayers!

  • Belleville
  • IL
therese pashea said : Guest Report Jan 03, 2021 at 3:31 PM

Jim, you're a grand gentleman and I am surprised and deeply saddened by your departure. Remember us, especially your dear Mary. Someday we'll all meet up again. God bless you, Mary & all the family.

  • O Fallon
  • IL
Madison Brumfield said : Guest Report Jan 03, 2021 at 9:33 AM

Jim was a very good guy. Good friend and extremely good co worker. Rest In Peace my good friend.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Buz and Donna Turnbull said : Guest Report Jan 01, 2021 at 12:35 PM

We will miss Jim our friend and neighbor a good man . Buz will miss conversations in back yard with Jim trying to straighten out the world . Mary , thinking of you and your family .

  • O’Fallon
  • I’ll.
Jeff Riley said : Guest Report Dec 31, 2020 at 3:50 PM

My deepest condolences to Jim’s family and friends. I enjoyed our brief time together while serving together in our Aerovac days. I salute you my friend in the present and for your service to our nation. Godspeed my friend until we meet again. I’ll always remember your big smile.

  • Cincinnati
  • Oh
Kathy Sona Oberdieck said : Guest Report Dec 31, 2020 at 3:26 PM

Thinking of you, Mary. So sad to hear about Jim. I had the honor of working with him at the American Red Cross for a couple of years. Remembering some happy hours from way back and when we worked together. Jim had a great since of humor. Glad my sister introduced us years ago. Peace to you and the family.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Joan comeaux said : Guest Report Dec 31, 2020 at 3:07 PM

Mary, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  • O Fallon
  • IL
Molly Pratl said : Guest Report Dec 31, 2020 at 12:06 PM

Mary, Keeping you & ur family in my prayers. May beautiful memories warm your heart everyday ???

  • Belleville
  • IL
Christopher Hughes said : Guest Report Dec 30, 2020 at 5:06 PM

Jim was a wonderful guy, I learned a lot from him. He was a co-worker and a friend. Rest In Peace, my family sends our condolences.

  • Smithton
  • Illinois
Connie Wyvell said : Guest Report Dec 30, 2020 at 4:29 PM

Mary, I am so sorry to hear about Jim. Thinking and praying for you.

  • Glen Carbon
  • Il
Craig Larsen said : Guest Report Dec 30, 2020 at 11:52 AM

Until Valhalla... Jimmy B ~GARR~ Mary, Jimmy B was an amazing person and lived a remarkable life with You, God, and Country by his side. I feel so very lucky and blessed that I could call him my friend.

  • Creve Coeur
  • Missouri
David Wallace said : Guest Report Dec 30, 2020 at 10:34 AM

So sorry to hear about Jim. I will always remember him fondly. My condolences to all of the family.

  • O’Fallon
  • IL
Dominic & Alicia Masters said : Guest Report Dec 30, 2020 at 8:12 AM

Scary, We were shocked and saddened by the news. Words can’t express what you and your family must be going through. I hope you find some comfort in the love and support around you. We are thinking of you and praying for you. We are here for you and love you very much. Sending virtual hugs and healing. God will see you through this.

  • Saint Peters
  • MO
Marcia and Ron Campbell said : Guest Report Dec 30, 2020 at 8:05 AM

Mary, my deepest sympathy to you and your family on this shocking loss.

  • O’Fallon
  • IL
Susan vahle said : Guest Report Dec 29, 2020 at 9:32 PM

Mary, I was shocked to learn that you lost Jim. My heart aches for you....

  • Ofallon
  • Il
Jim Anderson said : Guest Report Dec 29, 2020 at 9:09 PM

My sincerest condolences, thoughts, and prayers for your family in your time of sorrow. I served with Jim at Scott and played softball with/against him. He was a good man. Thanks for your service Jim. RIP.

  • Lewes
  • DE
Nancy Thornburgh said : Guest Report Dec 29, 2020 at 7:28 PM

Mary, I am thinking about always and I am truly sorry for your loss. Please reach out if you need to talk.

  • Hartford
  • IL
Julie Leopold said : Guest Report Dec 29, 2020 at 7:01 PM

Mary, I am deeply sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

  • Edwardsville
  • Illinois
Susan Vahle said : Guest Report Dec 29, 2020 at 6:54 PM

Mary, I was so shocked to learn you lost Jim. My heart aches for you....

  • Ofallon
  • Il
Mona Govero said : Guest Report Dec 29, 2020 at 6:51 PM

Mary I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for you and your family. May you find peace and comfort in your memories of happier times together.

  • Bethalto
  • IL
Andrea Duncan said : Guest Report Dec 29, 2020 at 5:40 PM

Mary, I am so sorry dear friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sadness. Peace be with you all.

  • Collinsville
  • Illinois
Susie McKee said : Guest Report Dec 29, 2020 at 4:58 PM

So sorry to hear of the loss of your husband, Mary. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Alton
  • IL
Wilson F Schwager said : Guest Report Dec 29, 2020 at 3:53 PM

I offer my deepest condolences to family and friends on the untimely loss of a good man, my friend Jim. A more terrible punch to the gut I cannot imagine. Jim, I will miss our Illini times and brewery visits together and all the times I expected to have in the years to come. I know for sure that whenever I am watching the Illini, you will be on my mind and there in spirit. ILL

  • Alton
  • IL
Dave Martin said : Guest Report Dec 29, 2020 at 11:06 AM

Very sorry for your loss. Jim, thanks for your service and friendship. Godspeed.

  • Springfield
  • Ohio
Mona Gebauer said : Guest Report Dec 29, 2020 at 8:15 AM

Sincerest sympathy to the Malan family. Mary, sending you hugs for peace and strength. May Jim's journey be amazing and beautiful. ❤

  • Alton
  • Il
Joan Stevens said : Guest Report Dec 29, 2020 at 7:43 AM

Mary. So sorry to heard of your loss. Please let me know if I can do anything. I’ve been there Always love to you and prayers

  • Edwardsville
  • Illinois
Frank Roth said : Guest Report Dec 28, 2020 at 9:36 PM

Served with Jim at McChord. He was a great man and great SNCO. RIP Brother.

  • Waldorf
  • MD
Carol& John Byrd said : Guest Report Dec 28, 2020 at 4:45 PM

May fond memories of Jim bring you comfort during this hard time in your life. My prayers go out to you Mary and your family. I’m remembering the good old days when we all got together. Jim always had a witty since of humor, I loved that about him. Sharing in your sorrow. With love and friendship.

  • Sterling
  • CO
Miles Bateman said : Guest Report Dec 28, 2020 at 3:22 PM

Love and miss you Jim, thank you for being a good friend and for your service to our country. You will be missed greatly. Godspeed my friend!

  • Trenton
  • IL
Jim & Joan Tumbleson said : Guest Report Dec 28, 2020 at 2:07 PM

We are so very sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family. Please let us know if you need anything.

  • St. Louis
  • MO
Paula Gust said : Guest Report Dec 28, 2020 at 1:39 PM

Mary, I am so sorry for your loss. I'll be thinking of you.

  • Edwardsville
  • IL
Joan Rodney said : Guest Report Dec 28, 2020 at 1:11 PM

Mary I am so sorry to hear about Jim. Keeping you and your family in my prayers.

  • Edwardsville
  • IL

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