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James R. Mader

October 17, 1959February 13, 2021
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In loving memory of James “Jimmy” R. Mader. Born October 17, 1959.

He passed away February 13th. Surviving him are his wife Marianne (nee Moriarty) Mader, daughter Nichole (Jeremy) Gehman, stepchildren Michelle (John) McKeogh, Farrah (Vito) Chiovari, Tony (Tanya) Focht, mother Marilyn Mader Brocato, sisters Cindy Osterberg and Cathy (Roman) Mader/Schmalz, nieces and nephews Ashley, Karah and Shelby Osterberg, Felicia and Aj Dvorak, grandchildren Genevieve, Kai and Gabriella Gehman, Cole and Claire Chiovari, and Sloane and Addison McKeogh, great niece Dayla Dvorak-Bacon. Jimmy will be missed by his aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends and neighbors. Preceded in death by father James G. Mader and brother in law Brian L. Osterberg.

He dedicated over 30 years of his life serving the Des Plaines area as the founder and owner of Aesthetic Home Improvements.

Hobbies Jim enjoyed were live music, his vinyl collection, golfing and fishing, classic cars and motorcycles. He was very social and a huge Chicago sports fan who was incredibly hard working and loved his family and friends with all his heart.

In consideration of the safety of our guests and associates, Oehler Funeral Home will adhere to the current gathering restrictions in the state of Illinois, which allow 50 or fewer guests at services. Proper social distancing must be practiced and all guests will be required to wear face masks at all times. Thank you for your cooperation.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 18, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Friday, February 19, 2021

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mary gray

February 23, 2021

i am so sorry for your loss marieann and family. you are all in my prayers. GOD bless you

Rob Galorath

February 20, 2021

Jimmy was a very close friend of mine and will be dearly missed. This summer we put up a fence together somewhere in Des Plaines and spent many hours working on his condo. We painted and ripped out carpet and fixed things, we went to the lumber yard and to the dump, we listened to music together and talked about the state of the world. Then we'd drink beers and stuff and talk more about other things. He worked on my condo too, our condos were next door so I'd see him all the time. I always thought he would be there to talk to and stuff. Now he is gone and I never had a chance to say goodbye to him. But I did tell him I loved him several times this year, it felt kind of creepy at the time, but now looking back on it, I am glad I did. God Speed Jimmy!

Cathy Mader-Schmalz

February 19, 2021

My loving brother how can I say goodbye to you. My best friend, partner in crime and music buddy. We did alot together for many years. I love you always and forever you will be on my mind and in my heart!!

Farrah Chiovari

February 17, 2021

Farrah Chiovari

February 17, 2021

Farrah Chiovari

February 17, 2021

Pamela Brooks

February 17, 2021

Marianne

I always remember Jimmy picking you up from work with a big smile on his face. How kind he was to go pick up and deliver a desk I bought and his overall warm and funny personality
I am heartbroken for you and the entire family.
Rest in eternal peace Jim.
Love, Pamela

Bill Stuckert

February 17, 2021

People come in and out of your life like waiters in a restaurant, but if you were lucky enough to have met Jimmy you would always remember him.
Jimmy and I grew to be friends in high school. Quick with a smile and a great sense of humor, he quickly became like a little brother to me.
We would hang out at Hotter Than Mothers, got him a fake ID to get into the bars with us (bad idea) and shared vacations and memories into our early 20’s that I still recall even today.
But alas, as it seems happens all to often, in our mid 20’s we drifted apart. Marriages, distance and life demands seem to do that to friendships.
And although I have only seen him a handful of times in the past 20 years those times were special. Like reconnecting with a lost relative, when we were together we feel right into the same routine.
My deepest condolences to the entire Mader and extended family. I pray for Gods grace to guide you and His peace to be upon you. God bless you all.

Bill Stuckert

February 17, 2021

People come in and out of your life like waiters in a restaurant, but if you were lucky enough to have met Jim you would always remember him. Jim and I grew to be friends in high school. Quick with a smile and a great sense of humor, he quickly became like a little brother to me. We hung out at Hotter than Mothers, got him a fake ID so he could get into Take1 with us, and shared many vacations and great memories in our early 20’s. But alas, as it seems happens all to often,
in our mid 20’s we drifted apart. Marriages, distance and life demands seem to do that to friendships and although I have only seen him a handful of times in the past 20 years those times were special. Like reconnecting with a lost relative, when we were together we feel right into the same routine. My deepest condolences to the entire Mader and extended family. I pray for Gods grace to guide you and His peace to be upon you. God bless you all.

John Campobasso

February 17, 2021

I have had the pleasure of knowing since the 4th grade.. I remember all the things we did as a kid.. skitching, snow ball fights.. walking to Brentwood,, and Dempster.. standing on the bus stop going to Forest View.. playing army
with Matt and Mark fields. Campouts at the Cabreara.. house.. 4th of July on Debra drive. Climbing the high tension poles in the park. Hitch hiking to Ranhurst to pick up chick's. Hanging out and eating French fries at striking lanes.. Jimmy knew my whole family and they all liked him he was like another family member and 2nd son. He ate with us many times. The best every Jimmy story I have is one day we were walking to Dempster smoking my mom Road up behind us on my bike because I forgot my book( go figure lol ) and suprized us jimmy put the smoke out on his stomach so we would not get caught.... that's what kind of a person Jimmy was... Jimmy was a awesome guy. A guy who would give you the shirt off his back.
A guy who had your back.
Caring. A devoted husband. A great brother and son.

For me Jimmy was a great friend... I'll miss him very much. I'll miss pizza at moretties. I'll miss sitting on my patio with a fire having a few beers just shooting the breeze. I'll miss bears games,at draft picks. I'll miss his smile and laugh..

Jimmy helped me in many ways. He put new windows and siding in my house. Built a deck in my yard. Any time I needed his help he was always there.

We became very close over the past 20 years . We tried to help each other as much as we could.

Jimmy I'll miss you and never forget you.

Rest in peace Jimmy your in my heart..

Campo

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Look at these cuties Cindy, Jimmy & Cathy!

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Family at 708 Debra Drive with cousins Tommy and Kenny.

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The back of this old photo says "Jimmy said, hi grandma and Uncle Pete".

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Flexing!

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Jimmy, Cathy and Dad.