James Howard "Jim" Schackmann
James Howard Schackmann, 64, of Springfield passed away, Saturday, October 1, 2016 at his home. He was born on September 20, 1952 in Springfield to James Carl and Lois Newell Schackmann. He married Nancy Lynette Matrisch on April 11, 1981 and she preceded him in death on July 20, 2014.
He is survived by two daughters, Kathleen Lyons of Chatham and Sarah (Vince) Traylor of Springfield; three sons, Shane (Sara) Schackmann, James (Jamie) Schackmann and Seth (Sarah) Schackmann all of Springfield; one brother, Brian (Mary) Schackmann of Springfield, one sister, Linda Lowe of Springfield; twelve grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Jim was a resident of Springfield most of his life. He retired in 2004 as the Assistant Purchasing Agent for the City of Springfield. He was a devout Christian and member of Lakeside Christian Church. He volunteered and served on the board of Computer Banc. He had a passion for American History and enjoyed war gaming. Jim was a proud Sangamon County Republican. He will be joyfully remembered and greatly missed.
Visitation: 5 pm – 7 pm, Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at Staab Funeral Home-Springfield.
Funeral Service: 7 pm, Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at Staab Funeral Home- Springfield with Pastor John Morrissette officiating.
Burial will be at a later date in Oak Ridge Cemetery
Memorial contributions may be made to Computer Banc.