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James C. Wicklund

February 28, 1945 — January 22, 2024

James “Jim” C. Wicklund, of Rockford, Illinois passed away on Monday, January 22, 2024, at the age of 78. Born on February 28, 1945, to Elmer and Lillian Wicklund. Jim graduated from East High School and University of Illinois College of Pharmacy (1969) in Chicago. He worked at Swedish American Hospital as a Clinical Pharmacist and Singer Mental Health Center as the Director of Pharmacy. Jim was an avid Green Bay Packer fan and season ticket holder. He enjoyed his summer home at Apple Canyon Lake, scratch off lottery tickets, trips where he would scuba dive and appreciate the beauty of nature. He was a connoisseur of fine dining and found humor in a good joke. A lifelong cat owner, he loved all his kitties and was looking forward to meeting them again at the Rainbow Bridge. 

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Georgeann; daughter, Linette (Stan Benes) of New Jersey, and son-in-law Dave Fritz of Rockford, Illinois; grandchildren, Kaitlyn Benes, Nathan Benes and Riley Fritz. Jim has gone to join his daughter, Laurel Fritz, who passed away June 26, 2016. 

A visitation will take place on Saturday, February 17, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Funeral Mass, 11:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 4401 Highcrest Road, Rockford, Illinois 61107. In honor of Jim's love of the Green Bay Packers, the family asks that green and gold be worn to the funeral services. In lieu of flowers, a donation to your favorite charity would be appreciated. To send online condolences or share memories, please visit www.fitzgeraldfh.com

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Saturday, February 17, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Holy Family Catholic Church

4401 Highcrest Road, Rockford, IL 61107

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Saturday, February 17, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Holy Family Catholic Church

4401 Highcrest Road, Rockford, IL 61107

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