James C. Feehan

October 14, 1948March 14, 2013

   Washington, IL - James C. Feehan, 64, of Washington, IL, formerly of East Peoria, IL passed away at 8:45 a.m. Thursday, March 14, 2013 at his home.

   He was born Oct. 14, 1948 in Peoria, IL, to Eleanor and Cyril “Zip” Feehan.  He married Debra Thompson on April 18, 1971 in East Peoria, IL.

   Surviving are his wife, Debra Feehan; one son, James (Gina) Feehan of Dunlap; one daughter, Ann (Travis) Humphrey of Washington; five grandchildren, Brynna Feehan, Brody Feehan, Trenton Humphrey, Tyler Humphrey, Braelyn Feehan; and two sisters, Barbara Schempp of Normal and Betty Stoneburner of East Peoria.

   He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Tammy Feehan; and one sister, Marilyn Berkley.

   Jim was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the Vietnam War.  He was a past member of the East Peoria Jaycees, Illinois Valley Power Squadron and EastPort Boat Club.

   He was employed at Caterpillar, after which he owned and operated Arrow Ambulance for many years.  He was then employed by the International Union of Operating Engineers Local #649, retiring in November of 2003.

   Jim enjoyed boating, camping, fishing and vacations in Jamaica.

   He was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in East Peoria where Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 19, 2013.  The Rev. Kurt Mews will officiate.  Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 18, 2013 at Remmert Funeral Home in East Peoria, with further visitation one hour prior to services Tuesday at the Church.  Burial will be at Fondulac Cemetery in East Peoria.

   In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to his church.  Online condolences may be made at


  • Visitation Monday, March 18, 2013
  • Visitation Tuesday, March 19, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, March 19, 2013

James C. Feehan

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October 14, 2013

Well Jim, happy birthday! Today is October 14th. It's been exactly seven months since you left us. I still miss you so much, and my heart continues to break day by day. Sometimes I don't know what to do, or if I'll make it. I thought it would get better by now, but it seems to get worse. I wish I were with you. I know you're serving GOD in heaven, but call me selfish - I need you here. What am I to do? I ask GOD to heal my torn heart, but it doesn't seem to mend. I guess I'll just have to be patient and wait. And I'll continue to pray that soon GOD will bring me home. I can't wait to see you there. I can't wait to see you standing at the gates of heaven ready to meet me. Until that day, my heart will continue to break. I love you with all my heart. I always have and I always will. Deb

Jeff Zeleny

July 21, 2013

Wow. I worked for Jim and Butch in 1971 at Arrow while attending Bradley Univ. I remember those summer nights when Jim and Butch would get in from their day jobs and we would all hang around the office ( car wash ). I just saw this obit by chance. Jim always had a mile wide smile. I went on to build my own ambulance company in CT. But I'll always remember those days. I hope he had a great life. Rest in peace.
Jeff Zeleny, Fairfield, CT

Ann Perrine

March 19, 2013

Ann, Travis, and boys
May God comfort you during this time of grief. Praying for the family during this time.
Tom and Ann Perrine

March 19, 2013

Ann, Travis, Trenton & Tyler,
So very sorry to hear of your great loss. Your dad and grandpa must have been a great guy to raise such a wonderful family. You are all in my prayers.
Julie Wickersham

Nanette Westerhold

March 18, 2013

Debbie, I send my prayers to you and your family. May you be comforted by God's loving embrace. Hang on to your memories.

Carolyn Dishman- Dollison

March 18, 2013

Sorry for your families loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you.

robert ellis

March 18, 2013

we sorry hear passing of your husband wew are friends drothy strickler

Carrie Harper

March 18, 2013

"Deb and family, Lots of Love and Prayers go out to you and your family at this time. Such a pleasure getting to know you and your family throughout the years! Was sad seeing you move off of Urbandale!! Thanks for such great memories....Jim will be missed by so many!
Love Patty, Brian, Carrie,Lonny, Teresa, Jr, Jen and Steph

Sarah and Brian Overton

March 18, 2013

Ann, Deb, Travis and kids, our heart breaks for the lost of your father and husband. I can't imagine your pain. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers in these very difficult days ahead. God bless you and keep you.


March 18, 2013

My dearest dad,
I love you so much that words can't even begin to describe. Thank you for raising me to be the person I am today and for all the wonderful, warm memories that I will never forget. You are the best dad and grandpa in the world and for that Trenton, Tyler, and myself have been truly blessed! We love you dad