James A. Peifer

James A. Peifer

Age 76, passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, IL.  Born and raised in Schererville, IN, he was the son of the late Alfred and Frances Peifer.  James retired from Fermi National Accelerator Lab where he worked as an Engineer.  He regularly attended St. Jude Catholic Church, Joliet, and was a member of the NRA.  

Surviving are his loving partner and best friend of 40 years Jenny Rapovich; daughters Danielle (David) Olson of Spring, TX, and Michelle (Kevin) Weido of Houston, TX; grandchildren Julia Olson, Jennifer Olson, Tyler Weido and Nicholas Weido; sister-in-law, Sandra (Robert) Peifer; brother-in-law, Bud (Alice Peifer) Darnell; nephew, Mark Peifer; and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded by his parents; his brother, Robert; and his sister, Alice.

James had requested of his family that a very simple and private remembrance be held.  As it was his request, cremation rites have been accorded.  Fred C. Dames Funeral Homes have been entrusted with his arrangements.  For more information, please call 815-741-5500 or visit his Memorial Tribute at www.fredcdames.com