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James "Jim" I. McCaslin
September 14, 1938 ~ June 4, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old
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James I. (Jim) McCaslin, 84, of Auburn, formerly of Rochelle, passed away peacefully on June 4, 2023.
He was born September 14, 1938 in Rochelle, IL. He was the son of Roy and Anna Card McCaslin.
He married Connie Boesdorfer Adcock on September 2, 1995, and she survives.
Jim began his career in real estate and as a volunteer Fireman. Jim was later promoted to lieutenant and then to the Rochelle Fire Chief. Jim also served on the City Council as the Police and Fire Commissioner, as well as the Finance Commissioner. Jim was the Director of the Department of Petroleum and Chemical Safety at the Illinois State Fire Marshall’s Office. He retired from the Secretary of State’s Office.
In addition to his wife, Connie, he is survived by 3 daughters: Karen (Mike) Combes of Cincinnati OH, Karla (Rod) Brown, and Kelly Kersten both of Rochelle; 2 stepdaughters: Lori (Steve) Johnson of Auburn and Deana (John) Bolletta of Cape Coral, FL; 14 grandchildren: Kaitlyn (Michael) Smith, Nick (Shaylah) Combes, Tim (Kiersten) Combes, Julia Combes, Kory Brown, Emma (Cody) Rannells, Kaylee Brown, Kylee Brown, Haley (Cody) Brill, Kelsey Kersten, Emily (Ryan) Porter, Logan (Shannon) Johnson, Katie (Ben) Norrenberns and Jordan (Tess) Bolletta; 16 great grandchildren and two sisters: Shirley Rainwater and Rosemary Van Kirk.
In addition to his parents, he is proceeded in death by brothers Elmer, Mac, and Eugene, and sisters Mildred, Edna, and Lillie.
Visitation will be Friday, June 9, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the Memorial Service at 11:30 at Bramley Funeral Home in Auburn with the Deacon Denny Baker officiating.
Memorials can be made to St Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, 700 E. Spruce St., Chatham, IL 62629 or Rochelle Fire Ambulance Fund, 401 5th Ave, Rochelle, IL 61068.