James W. Chaplin, 83, passed away peacefully on Monday, Oct. 22, 2018.
Visitation was Friday, Oct. 26 at Walker Mortuary, 321 West Main Street in Freeport. There was a service Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Tuscola Township Cemetery in Tuscola. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established for the Special Olympics of Illinois. The family invites all whose lives were touched by Jim Chaplin to a Celebration of Life in his honor on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, at the Eagles Club, 1200 West Galena Avenue in Freeport. Sharing of stories and memories will begin at 4 p.m. with dinner to follow.