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“Nancy and family - I just found out about Jim's passing and want to express my sympathy. I remember when I was a sick little kid of him bringing me...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Bevery Kloosterman-Boeringa - IL

“To my dear Uncle Jim Did you hear about that bear I met the other day? He was asking about some guy he'd met walking around the woods of Frankfort...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Kristin Drew - MANHATTAN BEACH, CA

“We certainly share our heartfelt sympathy, compassion and understanding to Nancy and the entire family in the loss of Jim from this life. While we...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: David Blankenship - Cumming, GA

“Jim,We were hoping and praying that we'd have many more years with you. How Blessed we were to have had you as long as we did. The girls have...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Jozette Tiggelaar - Zimmerman, MN

“Jim was a great grandpa to Addie and Ellie. They will now have him looking after them forever. We would have liked to spend more time with him. A...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Bill & Sherry Bley - Cambridge, MN

“Sorry for your loss. ”
6 of 15 | Posted by: Rich Molenhouse - Lockport

“Nancy and Family,Our Most Heartfelt Sympathy on you loss.Our Prayers are with you at this time.Joan and Tom Wisinski-Palos Park, Il ”
7 of 15 | Posted by: Joan and Tom Wisinski - IL

“As I recall warmly the very last words I said to Jim .. just 2 weeks ago..."You look so handsome/ so cute - I love your shirt and you truly look...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: maureen valliere - Downers Grove, IL

“So many things to be thankful for for Dad T. Here are a couple: His long walks with Watson. He loved Watson and came over many times to walk him,...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Robert Ridge - Frankfort, IL

“Jim was one of a kind. We started having coffee together every Wednesday morning. Our discussions were serious and also frivolous. Somehow we...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Jerry King - Palos Park, IL

“James...I loved calling you that! It felt so sophisticated, which neither of us are! Where do I start with the memories... Maybe it was watching you...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Donna King - Palos Park, IL

“Nancy and family, we are so sorry for your loss. ”
12 of 15 | Posted by: Paul and Sue Shaffer - Frankfort, IL

“So very sad to hear of Jim's sudden passing. I will always have fond memories boating (and almost sinking the boat when we launched it without the...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: John Long - Orland Park, IL

“Thanks for all the wonderful memories dad! One of our most recent ones was just this last Monday when you and I took Riley to the park. We swung on...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Rachel Ridge - Frankfort, IL

“Dad,So hard. Tears and laughter. Lots of tears. This isn't real - I need to wake up now. I didn't say enough, share enough, laugh enough with you....Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Jim Tiggelaar - Zimmerman, MN

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Age 79 of Orland Park, passed away on Friday, May 26th 2017.

Jim is survived by his loving family, wife, Nancy Tiggelaar (Dangel), children, Jim (Jozy) Tiggelaar, Lori (Manny) Corazzari, Rachel (Rob) Ridge, grandchildren, Addie, Ellie, Riley, siblings, Mary (Hank) Huizinga, David (Linda) Tiggelaar, sisters in-law, Donna (Jerry) King, Cheryl (Dean) Bartolini, nieces and nephews, Kristin (Chad) Drew, Rhett Bartolini, Jim (Pam) Huizinga, Bill (Jenn) Huizinga, Tom (Leah) Huizinga, Michelle (Matt) Murphy, Julie Britt and Steve (Ashley) Tiggelaar.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Jacob & Ruth Tiggelaar (Molenhouse) and sister Ruthie Tiggelaar.

Jim was a United States Army Veteran and a member of Calvary Church in Orland Park where he was a faithful follower of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Jim was the owner of JNT Excavating and a proud member of the Local #150 Union of Operating Engineers International.

Family will receive friends at Kurtz Memorial Chapel, 65 Old Frankfort Way, Frankfort, IL 60423 on Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Funeral service, Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 at 10:00 AM at the funeral home. Interment, Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood IL. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Disabled American Veterans or the International Fellowship of Christian & Jews would be appreciated. For information, or 815-806-2225.