DIXON – James E. “Jim” Ready, 67, of Dixon, died Friday, June 27, 2014, at KSB Hospital in Dixon.
He was born October 12, 1946, in Peoria, the son of Harold E. and Evelyn L. (Ragan) Ready. He worked at Caterpillar in Aurora before retiring.
He married Sandy Carr on Dec. 14, 1986, in Morrison.
Jim was a Veteran of the Marines, serving during the Vietnam era.
Survivors include his wife of Dixon; five children, Colleen (Dave) Owens of Albert Lee, Minnesota; Kevin (Amy) Ready of Sterling; Natalie (Joe) Brazil of Albert Lee, Minnesota; Keith (Terri) Carr of Longmont, Colorado; and Kevin (Michele) Carr of Dixon; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one brother, John (Kathy) Ready of Norco, California.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Brenda, in infancy.
Private family graveside services will be held Tuesday at Rock Island National Cemetery. There will be no public services or visitation. A memorial has been established.
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