On February 24, 2024, Charles James “Jim” Edwards, became our “forever angel.”  He lived life to the fullest and will truly be missed. He worked for LaSalle National Bank while also going to Northwestern University at night to further his “auditors/business degree. He served in the Army during the Korean War. He truly loved the game of golf, and even more so when he retired. Dad always looked forward to hosting his annual “golf tournament”.  He loved cooking on the grill, summer watermelons, and of course, corn on the cob.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and uncle to many nieces and nephews and will truly be missed. With Jim’s passing, we know he is being reunited by so many others that have gone to heaven as well, and what a beautiful celebration they’re all having. Although dad is no longer physically with us, the fond memories, jokes and of course the fun times we’ve all shared will be sketched in our memories for eternity. May you rest in peace now that your life has ended on this earth but know the memories and your love will last forever.
On April 4, 1959, he married the love of his life, Judith Schroeder who survives along with their daughters. Sue (Dennis) McGinley of Scottsdale, Arizona & Pam (Bill) Potoczek of Moody, Alabama, grandsons: Brandon (Erika) Bartelmann, Kyle (Lauren) McGinley & Josh McGinley, and great-grandchildren Ethan & Ella Bartelmann.
Following cremation at Angelcrest Crematory a private family celebration of Jim’s life will be held.


I remember Uncle Jim saying he was Herman the German and it always made me smile, my condolences to Aunt Judy my cousin's Sue and Pam, I'm sorry for your loss and Uncle Jim is with Mom now. -Thomas Stanley 

Jim, I know you're in a better place. I'm going to miss your jokes and all the conversations we had while outside doing yard work. You were always a willing helper and great neighbor. Thank you for showing me how to change the oil on my lawnmower and giving me a little "kit" to do it with. I'll always think of you, especially when I'm out in the yard. Sending love and sympathy to your family. -Linda Harvey

Jim was a very positive and memorable presence with the Johnson family for many years. My brother, Mike and sister, Kathy, all have very fond memories of Jim and his sense of humor. Jim ALWAYS had a new joke to share anytime I remember seeing him....always. I played golf and poker with him and the "boys" many times and I am sure he is enjoying rounds of golf and hands of poker as he is reunited with his friends in the Kingdom of God. The Johnson family extends its sincere condolences to Judy, Sue and Pam and the entire family in this difficult time. -Mark, Mike and Kathy Johnson

My deepest condolences to the family of Jim Edwards. I first met Jim when I started in the audit department at LaSalle National Bank in January 1979. Jim was our "EDP" (electronic data processing) auditor.
Jim was a wonderful guy to work with. He had a great joke or story almost every day. Never heard him complain or say anything but nice things about the people he worked with. I remember playing golf with Jim and some other bankers at Silver Lake CC a few times. Jim was just a great guy to be around. -Jerry Leon 

I want to send my condolences to my aunt Judy cousins sue and Pam and family. My prayers for healing. Uncle jim was the best uncle anyone could ask for not just for his jokes but for his Compassion and love for his family. Uncle jim was a good mentor to me he was always there when we needed him he will be misses dearly but he is at peace and with God and his family and friends that left before him. I him you and will remember everything you taught me. -Jean Pellegrini-Orr 

My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I worked with Jim at LaSalle Bank for many years. He always had a smile, words of encouragement and of course a joke. One day after one of his many jokes, I told him you told me that joke yesterday. He replied, I didn't think you got it and then we both had a great laugh! He will be dearly missed. RIP Dear Jim, -Mary Johansson

Our Condolences and Prayers for Jim and his family. May he rest in eternal peace with Our Lord and Savior. He will be remembered. Sincerely, -Diana and Mile Todorovich 

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