Mr. James W. Peelle, Galesburg Chapel

66, of 108 W. Lafayette St., Henderson, IL died at 3:30 PM Sunday, January 22, 2006 at his home.
He was born on February 7, 1939 in the Buffalo, NY area to James Earhart and Jane Barnes Peelle.

He is survived by his son, Brian Peelle, Galesburg.

He served in the US Marine Corp.

He first worked for Bradley University in Peoria for 11 Years. During that time he worked as a staff assistant in the Athletic Department and an assistant director in the Department of Financial Aid and Placement. He also worked in the Peoria School District He later worked as a marketing and mid-management instructor at Carl Sandburg College since 1980. He was a member of the National Association of Financial Aid Administrators, a member of the Midwest Association of Financial Aid Administrators, a member of the Illinois Association of Financial Aid Administrators, a member of the Midwest Association of University Student Employment Directors and a member of the Midwest College Placement Association. He was a faculty advisor for Lambda Chi Alpha Social Fraternity from 1968-1975. He coached American Legion Baseball in 1970. He was a head scout for Bradley University football team in 1970. He served the Bradley University Simulation Management Task Force, the Bradley University Planned Program Budgeting Task Force, and the Bradley University Admissions and Retention Committee. He volunteered as a youth counselor for the Jubilee Youth Facility. He was a member of the Phi Kappa Phi National Scholastic Honorary. He received the President’s Certificate of Merit at Bradley University.
He was a graduate of Bradley University where he received a Bachelors degree in Business Administration in 1963 and a Masters degree in Education in 1971.

A Memorial visitation is scheduled for Friday evening January 27, 2006 from 5:30-7:30 PM at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Cremation is to be accorded. Online condolences can be made to


CSC instructor was caring individualist
Jim Peelle found dead at home
Tuesday, January 24, 2006
GALESBURG – Carl Sandburg College administrators are scrambling to find instructors for four marketing classes after the instructor was found dead in his home Sunday.
Jim Peelle, 66, Henderson, was known for his love of students and teaching, said friend Jim Graham, associate dean of social and behavioral sciences.
He taught marketing and mid-management classes at Carl Sandburg College since 1980 and Bradley University and Peoria District 150 before that.
"He liked to see kids learn and enjoy themselves in the process," friend Fritz Archer said.
Peelle loved to use simulations and games for instruction, Graham said.
He was named CSC Teacher of the Year in 1983-84, and was adviser for the mid-management club that won an award and traveled to New York to receive it.
Graham said Peelle was creative in the ways he taught his business students. Peelle felt it was important to be involved in the classes, and not just lecture to a group of students.
For three years, Peelle’s classes rented space at the Sandburg Mall to sell sweatshirts and other merchandise as a learning experiment. Graham also said Peelle’s classes made T-shirts spoofing Lake Storey by calling it "Scum Bay" to sell on campus.
He also bought pizza for students for helping him on other projects, Archer said.
"He was an individualist if there ever was one," Graham said. "He was his own person."
A Quad Cities newspaper once interviewed Peelle before the Bix 7 when he was seen smoking a cigarette before running the popular annual foot race.
Archer said he loved animals and had three large dogs he adopted from an animal shelter because no one else would adopt them. He also gave money to charities.
Peelle was a big sports fan, once scouting for the Bradley football team, and enjoyed watching high school tournaments and playoff games.
CSC allowed Peelle to take sick leave to recover from bypass surgery for this term, Graham said, but Peelle saw it as his obligation to teach this term.

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