Mr. James E. Root

February 4, 2021 ~ July 10, 2021


Mr. James E. Root, 76, of Galesburg, Illinois, died at 7:07 a.m., Saturday, July 10, 2021, in Marigold Nursing Home.

He was born February 4, 1945, in Galesburg, son of Kermit and Sally (Mitchell) Root.

James is survived by his son, Brian E. Root of PT. St. Lucie, Florida, his daughter, Jane (Rich) Foley of Bartlett, Illinois, and 5 grandchildren.

James graduated from Galesburg High School in 1963 and went on to obtain his knowledge at the RET Electronic Institute to work as a Lab Tach at Maytag Corporation. He worked as a Lab Tach for 31 years, retiring in 1999. James is a member of the 1st Lutheran Church and the Elks Lodge #894.

A committal service will be held at Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens on Saturday July 17, 2021 at 10 AM with Chaplain Jordan Knight officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Elks Lodge or 1st Lutheran Church. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Services is honored to serve the family. Online condolences may be made at

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July 17, 2021

10:00 AM
Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens
2040 US Highway 150 North
Galesburg, IL 61401

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