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James E Sawyer

June 2, 1944 ~ September 23, 2019 (age 75)


James E. Sawyer, 75, of Colona passed away September 23, 2019 at Genesis East in Davenport.

Visitation will be 12-2pm Saturday at Schroder Mortuary in Colona with closing remarks at 2pm followed by a celebration of life at Fraternal Order of Eagles in Carbon Cliff.

James was born June 2, 1944 in Ellendale, Minnesota the son of Chester and Hilda Phillips Sawyer. He worked as a carpenter retiring from Carpenters Union 166. He enjoyed riding his Harley, being outdoors, and harness racing as a trainer/owner. He also loved spending time with his dog Hobo.

Survivors include his children Jeanne (Brice) Link, Lane Sawyer, Heidi (Richard) Nelson, and Denise (Ron) Friend; grandchildren Sarah Murphy, Madeline Murphy, Jessica Sawyer, Alyssa Maddox, Destiny Grawe, and Mariah Grawe; siblings Tom (Kaye) Sawyer, Marilyn (John) Wanous, and Suzanne Wilker and a special friend Paula Jackson.  

James was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Kathleen.

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September 28, 2019

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Schroder Mortuary
213 1st St.
Colona, IL 61241

Celebration of Life
September 28, 2019

2:30 PM
Fraternal Order of Eagles
911 Mansur Avenue
Carbon Cliff, IL 61239

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