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James “Jim” DeCap

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James “Jim” DeCap, 87, of Geneseo, IL passed away on August 20, 2022, at Allure of Geneseo. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM on September 1, 2022, at First Baptist Church 15300 Ford Rd. Geneseo, IL with Pastor Dave Murphy officiating. He will be laid to rest at Sharon Cemetery-rural Erie. Memorials can be made in Jim’s name to the Children’s Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation 360 W. Schick Rd. Suite 23 Unit 211 Bloomingdale, IL 60108. Condolences can be left at

Jim was born on November 4, 1934, in Erie, IL the son of Morris and Goldie (Wyckhuys) DeCap. He was one of three children. He graduated from Erie High School in 1952 and served 2 years in the Army at Ft. Hood, TX. In 1959 he married Patsy Donaldson and would have celebrated 63 years of marriage this year. Jim was a farmer and owner of DeCap Realty and Auctioneering.

Jim is survived by his wife, Patsy, children; Jeff (Kelli) DeCap, Denise Melton, Debra (Tim) Maher, sister, Elsie Jacobs and grandchildren; Jonathan (Maisy) Maher, Gregory Maher, Bridgette (Brooks) King, Drew (Ashley) DeCap, Dalton DeCap, Dawson DeCap and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Al DeCap.

Jim will be remembered by all who knew him.

Posted online on August 22, 2022

Published in Geneseo Republic

Service Information


Sharon Cemetery

Memorial Service

First Baptist Church
September 01, 2022 at 11:00 AM