James William Chapman

James William Chapman passed away on October 7, 2016. Jim was born November 16, 1960 to the late Vernon and Helen (Ackerman) Chapman. He grew up in Brookfield, IL and attended Riverside Brookfield High School where he played varsity ice hockey. Jim was a skilled tradesman who worked as a plumber and a private contractor. He enjoyed working on cars, fishing, and sports, especially hockey and baseball. His favorite teams were the Chicago Blackhawks and White Sox. Grateful to have shared in his life are his children Joseph (Wendy), Jimmy (Cari), Corey (Andrea), Erika, Emily and Valerie; grandchildren Christopher, Adrianna, and Haley; brother to Cathy, Don (Debra), and the late Gerry; former spouses Mary Beth, Cathy, and Patty; and many cousins and friends. Visitation Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 3 P.M. to Time of Service 7:30 P.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd., 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513. Interment Private Chapel Hill Gardens West Cemetery. Information at 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

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  1. Lois Smith condolence:

    Deepest sympathy to you all. Always remember Jim and his love of hockey ,from playing to enjoyment of watching.
    We looked forward to visits at Don and Deb’s Thanksgiving.
    Know he loved all his children.
    Sending out love, hugs and prayers.
    Cousin Lois and Rex Smith


  2. Doris and David Egli condolence:

    We are so sad to hear of Jim’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you dear cousins. May God comfort you in your time of loss. Family gatherings will not be the same without him. We love you!


  3. Camille Barnes condolence:

    Cathy, I am so sorry for the loss of your brother. My sincere condolences to you and your family.


  4. Sheila Miggins condolence:

    My condolences to the family. May God surround you with love, grace and mercy during this time. You will be in my prayers.


  5. Ron and Nga Ackerman condolence:

    We always looked forward to seeing Jim at Thanksgiving. Sadly it will not be this year! As time went by we would not get together as much, but the times we did were special. I personally knew that when Uncle Vernon passed away Jim’s; life was going to be more difficult. But with our age difference it was not easy to be a part of his life. Then I was gone for three years and came back married. At that point, we were a generation apart. Many times it happens, and relationships change. May you as Jim’s children strive to stay close in his memories. May God comfort you at this time and always look to Him for direction, Ron and Nga


  6. Iyda Ghuneim condolence:

    Cathy, I am so sorry for the loss of your brother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


  7. Lily Ackerman condolence:

    My condolences to the Chapman family. Much love to all from San Francisco.

    You are in my thoughts,

    Lily Ackerman


  8. phyllis lake condolence:

    I’m sorry for family loss and everyone who knew Jim. I went to Gross school and RB with Jim. He was a nice person.


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