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James E. Munkel
(01-16-1944 - 12-16-2017)

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 James E. Munkel, 73, of Marengo, IL, formerly of Elgin, passed away on December 16, 2017. He was born on January 16, 1944, in Cresco, IA, the son of Irwin and Roberta Munkel. James had worked for Motorola for 37 years prior to retirement. He enjoyed woodworking, remodeling, and spending time with family and friends. James was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother, and he will be deeply missed.

Survivors include his three daughters: Dr. Laura Munkel (Brian Davis), Susan Munkel Sachs and Kim Munkel; five grandchildren: Benjamin, Ellie and Maggie Davis, Jessica and Eric Sachs; His best friends: Char “Boss” and Rick Lorton, and their children: Jim and Rob; six siblings: Harriet, Judy, Helen, Kevin, Brian, and Jon, and many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife: Darlene Munkel, and brothers: Wayne and Kent.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, December 23, 2017 from 3-8:00 PM at the Laird Funeral Home, Elgin. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com

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