James “Jim” Fagan, age 71, of Lombard, passed away on July 29, 2022.
Jim, who was the son of the late Eugene and Irene (nee Kaster) Fagan, grew up in Elmhurst across the street from the love of his life, Joyce. He was a resident of the Lombard and Villa Park area of 45 years.
Jim graduated from Addison Trail High School in 1969. He began college at Elgin Community College and then went on to graduate from Western Illinois University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering. He spent 10 years at Argonne National Laboratory and 31 years at Fermilab in High Energy Physics. Retiring in 2016.
Jim loved to spend his free time in the outdoors. He enjoyed his hunting, fishing trips, and countless summer vacations camping with his family. Jim had been a member of L.O.O.M. Naperville. He loved spending time with his six grandchildren whom he adored immensely.
Jim is survived by his wife of 46 years, Joyce (nee Meiners) Fagan; children Brian (Corrie) Fagan of Carol Stream. Jennifer Spanuello of Lombard, Jacqueline (Dan) Dempsey of Lombard; grandchildren Shealynn, Camden and Devin Fagan, Will Spanuello, Keaton, Morgan, and baby girl Dempsey; sister-in-law Donna (the late Warren) Bailey of Wisconsin; nephew David (Katie) Bailey of Wisconsin, and two great nephews, Dexter and Milo Bailey; brother-in-law John Meiners of Wisconsin; and many cousins and friends.
Jim is preceded in death by his father Eugene, mother Irene, and sister Karen (Charles) Morris.
In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101, Catch a Dream Foundation, 2485 Ennis Rd., Starkville, MS 39759 (please contact Jen Spanuello for more information on donating to Catch A Dream online) or Trinity Lutheran Church and School, 1165 S. Westmore-Meyers Road, Lombard, IL 60148, would be appreciated.
Visitation will be held on Friday, August 5, 2022, from 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard. Jim will be Lying-In-State from 9:30 AM until time of service at 10:00 AM on Saturday, August 6, 2022, at Trinity Lutheran Church and School, 1165 S. Westmore-Meyers Road, Lombard. Private Interment.
Info www.brustfuneralhome.com or 888-629-0094.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Trinity Lutheran Church and School
1165 S. Westmore-Meyers Road, Lombard IL 60148
Catch A Dream Foundation
2485 Ennis Road, Starkville MS 39759
Please contact Jen Spanuello for additional information for making an online donation to Catch a Dream Foundation.