BLOOMINGTON — James H. Creek, 67, of 9 Spruce Court, Bloomington, formerly of Watseka, died at 5:30 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 11, 2006) at his residence.
His memorial service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington, the Rev. Jim Smiley and the Rev. Wayne Meyer officiating. Entombment will be in East Lawn Mausoleum, Bloomington, with military rites accorded. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the memorial home.
Memorials may be made to Eastview Christian Church; BroMenn Hospice; or the American Cancer Society.
He was born Jan. 5, 1939, at Chebanse, to Harvey J. and Ruth Cordes Creek. He married Janet L. Myerscough on Oct. 25, 1969, at Bloomington. She survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Jeff (Kristan), Washington, and Jason H. Creek, Bourbonnais; five sisters, Caroline (Ted) Casley, El Paso; Janet (Jerry) Wolfe, Watseka; Mary (Garyon) Hurt, Crescent City; Martha (Mike) Kristin, Tucson, Ariz.; and Myrna Creek, White Plains, Md.; three brothers, Tom (Carol) Creek, Downing, Mo.; Dick Creek, Maui, Hawaii; and David (Judy) Creek, Danville; two brother-in-laws, Harold (Karen) Myerscough, Seymour, and Howard (Judy) Myerscough, White Heath; mother-in-law, Geraldine Myerscough, Monticello; and two grandsons, Caleb and Joshua Creek, Bourbonnais.
His parents preceded him in death.
He was a member of Eastview Christian Church, Bloomington, and former member, elder, chairman of the board and Sunday school teacher at the First Christian Church, Watseka. He graduated from Crescent City High School in 1957. Jim farmed in the Watseka area retiring in 2004. For the past two years, he has worked at the IRS Distribution Center, Bloomington. He served on the Illinois State Extension Advisory Committee from 1990-1996. He was a 4-H leader for seven years. He was a former Watseka High School Booster Club president from 1991-1992. He served on the Woodland-Darrow Grain Elevator Board. He was a former president and board member of the Extension office of Iroquois County. He served in the U.S. Army. He was a loving devoted husband, father, grandfather and a friend to all who knew him.