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Obituary: James D. Kirkpatrick

August 11, 1934 – January 18, 2022

James D. Kirkpatrick
James D. Kirkpatrick (Photo: Family)


James Delmar Kirkpatrick, age 87, of South Chicago Heights, Illinois passed away peacefully on January 18, 2022.  Beloved husband of the late Madeleine Kirkpatrick.  Loving father of William (Marie) Kirkpatrick and Betty (Wade) Colley.  Cherished grandfather of 4 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.  Dear brother of the late Gene (Barbara) Kirkpatrick and Patricia (William) Gross.  James was a proud U.S. Army Veteran.  He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Visitation to be held Sunday, January 23, 2022, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Smits, Steger Memorial Chapel – 3045 Chicago Rd. Steger, IL.  Funeral Service Monday, January 24, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. at Smits, Steger Memorial Chapel. 

Interment to follow at Beverly Cemetery – Blue Island, Illinois. 

For more information, please call 708-755-6100 or visit the online obituary and guestbook at www.SMITSFH.com 

Veterans fold the American Flag at Memorial Day ceremony in 2019 in Park Forest, James Kirkpatrick
Mr. Kirkpatrick was a U.S. Army Veteran. Here, Veterans reverently fold the American Flag at the Memorial Day ceremony on the Park Forest Village Green on May 27, 2019. (Photo: Gary Kopycinski)

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