DIXON – James G. Traynor, 90, of Dixon, died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at Serenity Hospice & Home in Oregon.
He was born June 27, 1923, in Chicago, the son of James and Clara (Mueller) Traynor. James was a veteran of the Navy, serving during World War II. He married Miriam Germanson on July 2, 1945 in Dixon. She preceded him in death on July 23, 2007.
He worked as a machinist for Bordens, Swift, Fosco Fabricators, Purity Mills, Imeco and Beier Bag prior to his retirement. He was a member of St. Anne Catholic Church in Dixon, American Legion Post 12 in Dixon and the Teamsters.
He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather, greatly loved by all. He liked tinkering in his tool shop in the basement, and made many things over the years for the house. He would design and carve functioning whirligigs for the yard. He also liked to watch wrestling on TV, and working outdoors.
Survivors include two daughters, Barbara J. Wagener of Tulsa, Okla., and Jeanette M. (Walter) Wagner of Dixon; four grandchildren, Stephanie Brown, Ben (Bethany) Wagener, Sharon (Doug) Killian, and Paul (Adena) Buckholz; seven great-grandchildren, Kelli Brown, Eric Brown, Bode and Benlee Wagener, Sandra Soderquist, and Aidan and Riley Buckholz; and one sister-in-law, Nadine Traynor of Claremont, Fla.
He also was preceded in death by a brother, Chuck Traynor.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., with a Scripture service at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday at Jones Funeral Home in Dixon. A prayer service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, followed by a 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Anne Catholic Church in Dixon, with the Rev. Antoni Kretowicz, pastor, officiating. Burial, with military graveside honors by the combined veterans organizations, will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Dixon.
A memorial has been established to St. Anne Catholic Church.
Visit www.thejonesfh.com to send condolences.