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Lake View Funeral Home & Lake View Memorial Gardens

5000 North Illinois Street, Fairview Heights, IL

OBITUARY

James Lee Ord

February 25, 1955January 20, 2018
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James Lee Ord, 62, of Swansea, Illinois, born, February 25, 1955, in Belleville, Illinois passed away, January 20, 2018, in Belleville, Illinois.

James graduated from Belleville Township High School East in 1973. Seven years later, he met the love of his life, Debra Foreman. The two were married on April 25, 1981, and welcomed their only son Joshua into this world on July 7, 1983. While his profession was as a Medical Administrator in the Civil Service, Jim's true passion was for his family, often partaking in numerous whimsical adventures at the urging of his wife and son. He supported his wife and son, often being their personal cheerleader and photographer. You could always pick Jim out in a crowd focusing his camera lens on his two favorite subjects, Debbie and Josh. Jim loved to travel, learning about the local history and culture, regularly citing facts about each destination which left you wondering, "How does he know that?" During his downtime, Jim liked to educate himself on everything from antique cars, to U.S. and World History and would share his knowledge with anyone willing to listen. He was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend. He will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him.

He was preceded in death by his parents; Robert M. and Gladys L. (nee Winker) Ord.

Surviving him are his loving wife; Debra K. Ord, of Swansea, IL; his son, Joshua (Ashley Simpson) Ord, of Saint Louis, MO; his siblings, Robert "Bobby" Ord, Karen (Steven) Britton, Diane (Roy) Eyers, Craig (Jennifer) Ord, Kevin (Jocelyn) Ord and David (Kanna) Ord; his father and mother in law, Walter and Phyllis Foreman; his brother and sisters in law, Sandra Cleland, Linda (James) Collins, Walter (Theresa) Foreman and Diana Foreman, and a number of dear nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Memorials are appreciated to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association.

Additional memories and condolences may be shared online at www.lakeviewfuneralhm.com Visitation: Friends and family may visit from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm, Saturday, January 27, 2018, at Lake View Funeral Home, 5000 N Illinois Street, Fairview Heights, Illinois 62208.

Funeral Service: All funeral services will be held the following day at 10:00 am, Sunday, January 28, 2018, at Lake View Funeral Home. Interment to take place at Lake View Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Fairview Heights, Illinois.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, January 27, 2018
  • Funeral Service Sunday, January 28, 2018

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Patsy Penry

March 6, 2018

So sorry to hear of Jim's passing.. His soul Rests In Peace as he awaits the return of our savior.. My prayers are for the family he so loved but had to leave for now..

Mary Gutierrez

January 28, 2018

Deb, words are so inadequate in expressing the sorrow felt in the passing of your husband. I pray that the happy memories that you made together sustain you in the months/years ahead. Please call when you need to talk but until then I pray you find peace.

Nina Morwell

January 28, 2018

So sorry to hear of Jim's death. He was always (and will remain) a bright spot in my memories of high school & church youth group.
Blessings on the whole family.

Frank Bove

January 27, 2018

Deb - Words cannot express the sadness I feel for you and your Family. I pray in time your sadness will subside and all you will have is fond memories of a wonderful life with your husband James. May God grant you the strength to battle through this loss.

Deepest sympathies

Teresa Simpson

January 27, 2018

Joshua, so very sorry for the loss of your father. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Love T

Dawn Maier

January 26, 2018

Deb, I was so sorry to hear about Jim. You and your son, as well as everyone who loved Jim, are in my thoughts and prayers.

Chojnacki Family

January 26, 2018

We are so sorry to hear about Jim. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Joe & Linda Murphy

January 26, 2018

Deb, So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Kevin Redden

January 26, 2018

Bobbie and I are so sorry to hear this. I remember Jim and I hanging out in Florida years ago. He was a great guy. Debbie and Josh you are in our thoughts. We love you guys.

The Redden Family

January 26, 2018

Sorry to hear of Jim's passing we hope you will be able to find peace in the days or months to come. We didn't know him well but he seem to be a truly nice person. Please know that even if we can't be there right now that you both are in our hearts and we all are thinking of you both.

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Slow Dancing at Josh and Ashley's Wedding.

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