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James K. Threet

James K. Threet, 90, of Savoy, IL, passed away at 2:05 a.m., Saturday, January 30, 2021 at the Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, IL 

Private Graveside Services will be held at the Tuscola Township Cemetery, Tuscola, IL 

Jim was born on September 5, 1930 at Dundas, IL, a son of IC and Daryl (Curtis) Threet. He married Doris Wetzel on April 13, 1952 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Tuscola.  

He is survived by his loving wife: Doris “Dot” of 68+ years of marriage, son: Mike (Jotta) Threet of Savoy, brother: Jack C. Threet of Houston, TX and sister: Sue (Buddy) Petrea of Salisbury, NC. 

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, dear son: Tom and older brother: Dick Threet. 

He graduated from Champaign High School in 1948 and attended the University of Illinois majoring in Journalism before being called to serve in the United States Marine Corps in 1951 during the Korean War. He was editor of the base newspaper at Barstow, CA before his discharge in 1953.  

Jim was employed at USI/Quantum Chemicals plant near Tuscola for 33 years (1953-1986) as a quality control lab supervisor, retiring in 1986.  

He and his wife, Doris, were members of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Tuscola and they were also members of the Grace Lutheran Church in Winter Haven, FL. He and Doris are currently members of the St. John Lutheran Church, Champaign. 

Jim’s interests included playing golf, fishing in Minnesota, hunting Indian arrowheads along the river west of Tuscola with his wife and sons. He enjoyed watching all sports on television and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. 

Memorials may be given to Immanuel Lutheran Church, St. John Lutheran Church or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 

Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be shared via

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