James (Jim) L Lougee (84) passed away peacefully on April 18th, 2023 after a brief illness.
Jim was born in Chicago to Louis and Catherine Lougee. He lived a rich and full life; he was a master carpenter, owned and worked for construction companies, had his pilot’s license and flew out of Addison Airport, traveled to England, purchased a ship and got his Captains license, took his ship “Nik Nak” to many foreign ports, learned to cook which was the favorite of friends and family, then lived in Antigua for 20 years. He returned to the states in 2003.
Jim was married 3 times and finally met the love of his life Karolyn in 2005. He is survived by his wife Karolyn Johnson, his brothers Joseph, Walter (wife Ellen), and Jack (wife Mary Lou), his children Hoyt (wife Jenny), Darlene DuBois (husband Paul), and Devon (wife Keni), his grandchildren Ariana, Ana Korina, William, Seth (wife Catherine), Nathaniel, Naomi McKnight (husband Deuce), Benjamin (wife Jun), his stepchildren Kally Wuensche (husband Arthur), Kathy Francis (husband Fred) and grandchildren Donielle, Kelsey, Johnny, Kinsey and Holly, his multitude of great and great great grandchildren and finally, his “Board” members and so many other lifelong friends.
Jim’s wishes were to have no service, memorial or gathering for him. Should you wish, contributions the American Kidney Fund (www.kidneyfund.org) are always welcome.
Jim leaves a message to all:
“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!” ~ Hunter F Thompson
He is sorely missed ❤️ I’m so sorry for your loss.
Tom & Maggie
So sorry for your loss Karolyn. Knew Jim was ill, but not expecting his passing. Sending hugs & prayers to all.
Karolyn, I love you. Cessie
I will come visit next week.
Karolyn so sorry for your loss. You will experience many lonely moments but also many wonderful memories that will give you peace. Deuteronomy 31:8
Thinking of you and do realize your loss as it is hard to give them up. I have faith in you with your Gaffey spirit. Take care and for your family also.
LeRoy & Marcia
Karolyn, deepest sympathy. We truly enjoyed knowing him. Sending sympathy and prayers for his eternal repose. Please keep in touch, you are always welcome.
Missing you today Jim
Amy (Lougee) Conn
My deepest sympathies to the family of the Uncle I only met before my memory allows me to remember. Although I don’t know any of you, I love you and hope you had a great life with Uncle Jim.
Lee & Kathy Turner
Jim was such a good guy and so glad for you, Karolyn, that he came into your life. He lives on in your heart with many warm memories!
Jim had a life well lived. I’m going to miss his great stories.
Jerry and Georgia Francis
Our condolences to all of Jim’s family. He was a fun man to be around, who had many interesting stories to tell of his many adventures. He lived life to the fullest. Rest in peace, Jim.
Dee A Schurman
I am so sorry you lost the love of your life. I care about you. Dee Schurman
It was a blessing to have known Jim. I know he will be missed by you and many others.