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Obituary for James Austin Ogden
James Austin Ogden, age 76 of Oakland, IL, went home on Sunday, September 18, 2016.
Jim was born June 12, 1940 in Tuscola, IL to Gene Austin and Mary Elizabeth (Daniels) Ogden. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and farmed for many years in the Oakland area. He previously served as a Sheriff’s Deputy for Los Angeles, CA. He was a past member of the Edgar County Farm Bureau, Embarrass Valley ABATE, and H.O.G. He loved riding his motorcycle, being outdoors, and adored his grandchildren.
He is survived by seven children: Judy (Mark) Keller of Mattoon, IL, Cary Crawford of Oakland, IL, Marjorie Ogden of Oakland, IL, Sarah (Zach) Smith of Sullivan, IL, Bobbi (Jeromey) McCulloch of Champaign, IL, Wil (Mandy) Prater of Paris, IL, and Amanda Smith (Andy Dye) of Janesville, IN; a brother: Robert Ogden of Richmond, VA; nineteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Krabel Funeral Home in Oakland, IL. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Embarrass Cemetery. For those who wish, memorials may be made to the Oakland Memorial Library.