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James M Forrester

Obituary for James M Forrester

March 18, 1944 - July 16, 2021
Algonquin, Illinois | Age 77


James Monroe Forrester passed away peacefully on Friday July 16, 2021 at Northwestern Hospital Huntley.

He was born on March 18, 1944 in Chicago to Earline & Lexie Forrester.

He attended Lane Technical High School. In 1965 he married the love of his life and soulmate Geraldine JoAnn Lucchesi. He always spent time helping others and being the source of laughter for many. He made his life work by creating and running Superior Steel with his brother Bob. Jim enjoyed spending weekends with his granddaughters, Casey & Grace who brought him so much joy. Meeting his great grandson Evan Patrick Nelson was the highlight of his final year. His laugh and sense of humor will be forever missed and never forgotten.

Jim is survived by his daughter Christine, his granddaughters Casey Ann Foley (Chris Nelson), Grace Patricia Foley, his great grandson Evan Patrick Nelson, his brother Bob (Judy), his nieces Kellie, Bobbi Jo (Harry) Bachara, Kathy (Brett) Walters, LeAnn (Ernie) Kuhnke, his former son in law Michael Foley and many great-nieces.

He was proceeded in death by his parents, an infant brother, his wife Gerri and his grandson Patrick James.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in James' name to Senior Care Volunteer Network (

There will be no formal service at James' adamant request. We thank you for your loving support at this difficult time.

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