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1921 James 2007

James Lawrence Kilcoyne

April 28, 1921 — August 2, 2007

James Lawrence Kilcoyne, 86, of Clinton passed away Thursday at the Alverno Health Care Facility. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, August 6, 2007 at 11:00 AM at The Canticle, 841 13th Ave N, Clinton. Father John Haugen will be officiating the service. Visitation will be held Sunday, August 7, 2007 from 4-8 PM at Lemke Funeral Home-Lyons Chapel, 2304 N 2nd St., Clinton. The Knights of Columbus will lead a rosary service at 5 PM at the Funeral Home. There will also be a Scripture service at 7 PM at the Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Joseph, Charles, and James M. Kilcoyne, David Barr, John Kostka, and Richard Schroeder. Burial will be at St. Irenaeus Cemetery. James was born on April 28, 1921 in Shullsburg, WI to James W. and Anna (Harte) Kilcoyne. James was a 1941 graduate of Highland Park High School, in Highland Park, IL. He served in the United States Army Air Signal Corp from 1942-1945. James spent his professional career as a professional photographer with the Archdiocese of Chicago for 36 years. He took numerous trips to Europe for his profession. James received several national awards for photography. He also was a Eucharistic Minister to the home bound. James was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Prince of Peace Parish, and the Associate Partners of the Sisters of St. Francis in Clinton. Survivors include; his wife Eleanore; three daughters; Rev. Christa (Tom) Landon of Minneapolis, MN; Patricia (John) Kostka of Milwaukee, WI; and Margaret Meg Barr of Omaha, NE; one son; James M. Kilcoyne of Omaha, NE; five grandchildren; two brothers; Charles Kilcoyne of Weaverville, NC; and Joseph Kilcoyne of Wheeling, IL; and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; one brother; one sister; and his first wife Marol (Mitchell) Kilcoyne. Condolences can be made online at In lieu of flowers memorials can be directed to The Sisters of St. Francis of Clinton.
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