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James L. Kerwin

Published July 25,2023

Obituary's Biography:

James L Kerwin, 82, of Round Lake, IL, passed away on July 23rd after succumbing to a chronic illness. Jim was born on September 2, 1940, to Emil and Elvira Kerwin in Kohler, WI. Jim graduated from Kohler High School in 1959. After graduating from High School, he joined the Marine Corps and served in the Reserves until his discharge when he started work for Prange’s in Sheboygan as a buyer, then Bergner’s as an assisant manager and then Kohls as a store manager. Upon leaving Kohls, he opened the Bemis Home & Garden store in downtown Sheboygan Falls, from which he would retire.

In 1967, Jim met Patricia Hollander at Riverdale Country Club in Sheboygan and they would go on to celebrate over 50 years of marriage.

In 2006, Jim retired and spent his time traveling, watching auto races at Road America, and in his later years, playing Pickle Ball while wintering in Florida.

Jim was predeceased by his wife Patricia, his daughter Amy, his brother John and his parents Emil and Elvira Kerwin. He is survived by his son Michael Kerwin of Wilmette, IL, grandchildren Aidan Kerwin and Caroline Novak.

Services will be held Saturday July 29 at 1 pm at The Chapel 25270 W IL Route 60, Grayslake, IL 60030. Al funeral arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. Log onto www.strangfuneral.org or contact (847)223-8122 for more information.