James L. “Jim” Ess, age 75 of Breese, born June 22, 1940 in Breese, a son of the late Alfred and Evelyn, nee Goewert, Ess, died Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at his residence surrounded by loved ones.
Surviving are his children, Doug (Jean) Ess of Aviston and Deb (Aaron) Maue of Walker, IA; 6 grandchildren, Lindsey and Kristen Ess, and Abigail, Faith, Sydney, and Gabriel Maue; brothers, Ron (Pat) Ess of St. Louis, MO, and Richard (Nancy) Ess of Breese, IL, and he was formerly married to Gail Ruth.
Jim was a veteran of the United States Air Force, retired from the Aircraft Maintenance Division at Scott Air Force Base and was a former member of the Breese Optimist Club. Jim loved spending time with family especially his grandchildren.
A Funeral Service will be held Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 2:00p.m. at Moss Funeral Home in Breese with Deacon Charles Litteken officiating. A private burial will take place at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.
Visitation will be Sunday, February 7, 2016 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese.
Memorials may be made to JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) and will be received at the funeral home.
Moss Funeral Home
535 North 5th
Breese, IL 62230