James “Jim” Wisek

May 14th, 1918 - Apr 13th, 2017


Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home

Thu, Apr. 20th, 2017 10 am - 12 pm


Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home

Thu, Apr. 20th, 2017 12 pm


Rose Hill Cemetery

Thu, Apr. 20th, 2017

James “Jim” Wisek

James “Jim” Wisek, 98, of Oak Lawn, Illinois formerly of Marion, passed away on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 11:55 am at Heartland Healthcare in Paxton. 

Jim was born May 14, 1918 in Sesser the son of Peter Paul and Luella Lavada (Wolverton) Wisek.  He married Geneva E. Smith on April 4, 1942 in Jackson, Missouri and together they shared 40 years of marriage until her death on March 16, 1982. 

He was a member of Marion First Baptist Church.  Jim retired from General Motors. 

Survivors include his; Three daughters;  Judith Cascone and husband John of Antioch,  Sandra Reiner and husband Donald of Oak Lawn,  Donna Wisek of Loda

Daughter-in-law – Leah Wisek of Alsip


Seven grandchildren;

  Michael Cascone (Nicole) of Ft. Myers, Florida

  Laura Bowler (David) of Naperville

  Carl White of Romeoville

  Lucille Booth (Casey) of Osseo, Michigan

  Cheryl Heck (Timothy) of Woodridge

  Timothy Wisek of Portage, Indiana

  James Wisek of Crest Hill

Sixteen great grandchildren

Sister – Hilda Smith of Bowling Green, Kentucky

Several nieces and nephews 

Preceded in death by his Parents, Wife – Geneva Wisek, Son – Jimmy Wisek, five brothers – Herman, Clarence, Lee, Orville and Paul Wisek. 

Funeral services will be Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 12 pm at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home with Dr. Bob Dickerson officiating.  Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will be Thursday from 10 am till time of service at the funeral home.



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  • Guest: Mike & Sis McCue

    From: Alsip, Illinois

    Date: April 19, 2017

    Our deepest condolences on the loss of Jim Wisek Sr. He will be in our prayers.