December 7, 1941 - August 23, 2020
James W. "Jim" Sitzes, 78 years of Red Bud, passed away on August 23, 2020 at Belleville Memorial Hospital. He was born December 7, 1941, in Sikeston, MO to Hubert and Rosa (Thompson) Sitzes. He married Alverna Staten on March 24, 1965. She preceded him in death on January 4, 2009. Jim was a Vietnam Veteran who served courageously overseas in the United States Marine Corp Air Wing. Once honorably discharged, he returned home and began a long career as a metal finisher and owned and operated Imperial Industries which is still in business today. In his spare time, he enjoyed going out to eat at Caruso's, TGIF, Bob Evans and Red Lobster and having specific staff members take care of him. He was talkative, joking and very generous. He enjoyed traveling all over the United States and most recently spent time in Maine. He also enjoyed antiques and auctions. He will be dearly missed. Surviving are son, James "Jay" W. (Peggy) Sitzes II of Red Bud,; two sisters, Darlene Best and Rowena Greer of Sikeston, MO; two brothers, Butch Sitzes and Dwayne Sitzes also of Sikeston, M. Also surviving are many other nieces and nephews along with other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and two brothers, Wayne Sitzes and Gene Sitzes. Visitation will be Saturday, August 29, 2020, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, at Koch-Liefer Funeral Home, Red Bud.. The funeral services will be held 12:00 PM, Saturday August 29, 2020, at Koch-Liefer Funeral Home in Red Bud with Rev. Mark Nebel officiating. Military rites will be conducted at the funeral home immediately following the funeral service. Private interment will take place later at Oak Grove Cemetery, Palestine, IL. In lieu of customary remembrances, the family requests with gratitude that memorial contributions be directed to St. John's Lutheran Church of Red Bud. For more information, please access our website, www.leesmanfuneralhome.com. Arrangements were handled by Koch-Liefer Funeral Home.
James W. "Jim" Sitzes, 78 years of Red Bud, passed away on August 23, 2020 at Belleville Memorial Hospital. He was born December 7, 1941, in Sikeston, MO to Hubert and Rosa (Thompson) Sitzes. He married Alverna Staten on March 24, 1965. She... View Obituary & Service Information
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