Saturday, December 30, 2017

Special Obituary-James A Wiltz

James A Wiltz, age 83, of Dixon, died December 23, 2017, in his home.
He was born on December 16, 1934, in Peoria, to Arnold and Ethel (Campbell) Wiltz of Metamora. He taught music at Metamora Grade School and High School and served as the director of choral activities at Dixon High School for 35 years. 
Jim is survived by his wife Sharon Dale Wiltz, of Dixon; and his children, Marci (Marie Bracciale) Wiltz  of DeLand FL, Michael (Becky) Wiltz of Plano TX, Joni (Ross) Wiltz-Berkley  of Lisle, and Jamie Wiltz of Dixon;  he is also survived by four grandchildren;  sister-in-law Mardell Wiltz of Washington IL, nieces Sharon (John) Wiorek of Macomb, Chris (Brian) Albright, of Washington IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Arnold Wiltz, Jr.
Visitation was held on Friday, December 29th from 4pm-8pm at St. Patrick's Church, Holloway Center in Dixon. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Dixon on Saturday, December 30th at 11:00AM.  Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Dixon.   Memorials may be made to St. Patrick's St. Vincent DePaul or to the James Wiltz Music Scholarship fund at Dixon High School.  Funeral arrangements by Jones Funeral Home in Dixon.  Condolences may be sent online at

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