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August 17, 1940 February 18, 2023
August 17, 1940 -- February 18, 2023

James Leroy Iglehart, Age:82

James Leroy Iglehart of Chicago, Illinois died at the age of 82 on February 18th.  James was born on August 17th, 1940, in Metropolis, Illinois.  He was preceded in death by his sisters, Ellen and Noreen, and brother, Gene, and recently by his beloved wife of 57 years, Arlene.  He is survived by his two children, daughter Ellen (John) Kuksuk and son Brian (Lene) Iglehart, as well as brothers Steve and Dan Iglehart.  He served in the 1st Reconnaissance Squadron, 14th Armored Cavalry from 1958 to 1962, stationed in Fulda, Germany.  James lived most of his life in Chicago, where he made life-long friends  and, in 1963, met Arlene. They were married on Christmas day, 1964, and raised their children there, near both of their families.  James spent many years as a union carpenter, and much of his free time helping others with repairs and projects.  He enjoyed reading and family time, particularly family vacations and road trips, and was a calm, warm presence to everyone around him.  A memorial is scheduled for James from 1-5pm, Saturday March 11th at 6070 N. Northwest Hwy, Chicago.  Military funeral honors ceremony at 3pm.  Kindly omit flowers.  Donations to Chicago Canine Rescue, Wounded Warrior ProjectAmerican Cancer Society or St. Jude's Children's Hospital would be appreciated.