James M. Gardner, 44, of Dixon, died Friday, November 2, 2012, at his home. He was a carpenter for 25 years at Raynor Manufacturing in Dixon.
James was born July 18, 1968, in Dixon, IL, the son of James and Donna (Bain) Gardner. He married Kellie Wallace on June 1, 1991 in Dixon. James enjoyed camping, boating, woodworking, and traveling to Florida.
Survivors include his wife, Kellie; one son, Justin Michael, and one daughter, Jessica Marie, both of Dixon; his father, James (Karen) Gardner of Apache Junction, AZ; and one sister, Lori (Brian) Muraski of Michigan.
James was preceded in death by his mother, Donna (the late Gene) Magnafici.
Visitation will be 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., Thursday, November 8, 2012, at Preston-Schilling Funeral Home, Dixon. Private burial of cremains will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.