James Gerald Fornwall, age 78, of Wonder Lake, passed away on March 21, 2021 surrounded by loved ones.
He was born in Monroe, Michigan to Bruce & Marguerite (Walker) Fornwall, on December 23, 1942. On September 25, 1965, James married the love of his life Barbara (Fasse) Fornwall in Cary, IL. They were happily married for 55 years.
James served his country for five years in United States Navy. He enjoyed spending time outdoors fishing, target shooting, and driving his tractor. He enjoyed cooking and volunteering his time reading to first graders at Harrison School. He was a Shriner and was also actively involved in Meals on Wheels. James, an avid Green Bay Packers fan, loved gathering with family, friends and neighbors to chat about his favorite sports, current events, and his grandchildren.
He was loved by all who knew him. He will be deeply missed.
James is survived by his wife Barbara (Fasse) Fornwall, daughters, Kelly Louise Fornwall, Jamie Ray Fornwall, and Emily Sue (Brad Stewart) Fornwall; grandchildren, Grace & Harrison; and his sister Karen (James) Richter.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Bruce & Marguerite (Walker) Fornwall.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Nativity Lutheran Church in Wonder Lake, IL. They can be contacted at 815-653-3832 Monday through Friday from 9:30 am -1:00 pm. By Mail: 3506 E. Wonder Lake Rd, Wonder Lake IL 60097.
There will be a visitation for James on Friday March 26, 2021 from 11:00 am-1:00 pm, with a service to follow at 1:00 pm at the Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry IL 60050.
In accordance with public gathering restrictions, attendees are expected to wear a mask and observe social distancing. The funeral home staff will monitor capacity limits and allow up to 50 people in at time.
For more information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit
www.justenfh.com, where friends and loved ones may share memories of James on his tribute wall.