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James M. Gidley

James M. Gidley, 82, of Waterloo, Illinois, died September 27, 2020, in Columbia, IL. He was born May 19, 1938, in Renault, IL, son of the late August and Mary  (nee Fausz) Gidley.

He is survived by his children Tammy (Tom) Vogt, Marty (Connie) Gidley; son-in-law Mike Kern; grandchildren Megan Vogt, Emily Vogt, Jamie (Patrick) Sonderman, Eric, Kenneth, and  Heather Gidley; great grandchildren Shane, Jase, Logan, and Juliette; sisters Mary Leah Gotto and Ruth Gidley; sisters-in-law Dolores Gidley, Janet Bagsby and Dorothy Bagsby; brothers-in-law John Bagsby Jr., Leo Bagsby, and Lionel "Rudy" Bagsby; nieces; nephews; and cousins.

James is preceded in death by his parents; wife Barbara H. Gidley (nee Bagsby); son Marvin Gidley; daughter Kathy Kern; grandson Brandon Vogt; brother Tom Gidley; sisters-in-law; brothers-in-law.

He is retired from Pillsbury after 30 years as a Grain Miller, enjoyed fishing, hunting, and recycling metal, St. Louis Cardinals fan, former member of Our Lady of Good Council Church - Renault

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
Our Lady of Good Council Church - Renault

Private Memorial Service will be held.

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Tammy I did not know your Dad, but know he was a good man, he raised you! Keep his memory alive in your heart. Youre in my thoughts and prayers

Kathy Koch Sep 29 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. I know you probably dont know who I am. Jim and my mother, Naoma Drury Steibel were 1st cousins. His father and my grandmother were brother and sister.

Fay Steibel Stamm Nichols Sep 28 2020 12:00 AM