James Michael Furner

Deceased: June 17, 2011

Service Information:

Visitation: Monday, June 20, 2011 3pm until 8pm
Funeral Mass: Tuesday, 10:30am St. Benedict Church, 2215 W. Irving Park Rd followed by
Interment: Graceland Cemetery - Sec. Bellevue Lot 20 Grave 18


James Michael Furner, 64, of Chicago and formerly of Palatine, beloved husband of Sylvia (Eisenstein) for 44 years, committed father of Christine, Tracy (Simon) Stein and Brian (Bethany Elkington) and most cherished "Papa" of Evan and Audrey Stein. Brother of Richard (Renate) Furner and Robert (Bonnie) Furner. He was preceded in death by his parents, Geraldine (Ryan) and Harry James Furner. Fond uncle and cousin to many and friend to everyone he met. Jim spent his career in advertising, working for over 10 years at Allstate Insurance followed by over 20 years with Wickes Furniture. He found his greatest joys in retirement as a grandfather and in travels to Tanzania where he fell in love with the country and the people of the Kibaoni Primary School. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to one of two causes that were the passions of his life, the Kibaoni Primary School Foundation (http://www.kibaonifoundation.org) P.O. Box 13046, Chicago, IL 60613or to Marklund Home (http://www.marklund.org).
Visitation will be held at the Lakeview Funeral Home at 1458 West Belmont on Monday from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Funeral mass will be said at St. Benedict Church at 2215 West Irving Park Road at 10:30 am on Tuesday, followed by burial at Graceland Cemetery at 4001 N. Clark Street. For information 773-472-6300 or www.lakeviewfuneralhome.com.


June 21, 2011

Dear Sylvia and Family,

My sincere condolences of the loss of your husband and father (and grandfather). It is very difficult to know what to say in these trying times except perhaps to wish you all lots of strength and peace as well as love from all your family and friends around the world.

Regards, Fatima

Prof Fatima Suleman
Head of School: Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Associate Professor: Pharmacy Practice