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James M. “Jim” Bedwell

East Peoria – James M. “Jim” Bedwell, 60, of East Peoria, passed away at 10:23 AM on Monday, October 19, 2020 at his residence. He was born on January 11, 1960 in Macomb, IL.

Surviving are his mother, Theda (Lung) Bedwell; one sister, Jamie (Colin) Burk of Morton, IL; two nieces, Jennifer (David) Rispoli and Brittany Burk; and one grandnephew, Austin Kirn.

He was preceded in death by his father, Bernard Duane Bedwell.

Jim was proud to be a machinist at BTD Manufacturing in Washington, IL for many years. He was a lifetime member of the NRA, an outdoorsman, and an avid hunter and fisherman. He was most proud of his farm, the “Circle B”. Jim also loved to be a part of American Civil War reenactments.

Graveside services will be held at 11 AM on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Peoria, IL. Rev. Kevin VanTine will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the NRA, or to First United Methodist Church, 154 East Washington Street in East Peoria, IL, where he enjoyed hearing the church bells chime every hour. Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Bartonville, IL is in charge of arrangements. To make online condolences you may go to


  • Carrie Blumenshine n family

    Reply October 21, 2020 1:54 pm

    Thinking of you Jimmy , prayers to your family n loved ones , you can rest in peace now .

  • Juanita Bainter

    Reply October 26, 2020 1:19 pm

    I was so saddened to learn of my cousin Jim’s death. Over the years I had not seen him a lot as our lives grew in different directions. I have fond memories of him as a baby, toddler and little boy. He grew up to be a handsome young man. I know he loved the out of doors and his hunting and took great joy in it. Sympathies, love, prayers and hugs to my Aunt Theda, cousin Jamie and her family. Rest in peace Jimmy.

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