Jim “Opie” Shirk, 40, of Erie, IL, passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2022 in Dixon, IL. Visitation will be from 3:00 – 8:00 pm on Monday, August 8, 2022 at Gibson – Bode Funeral Home, Erie. Private graveside services will be at the Erie Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family for a future charitable donation.
Jim was born March 6, 1982 in Cedar Falls, Iowa, the son of Ron Shirk and Darlene Campbell. He graduated from Erie High School with the class of 2000. He then attended Western Illinois University where he received his BA in Engineering and was currently working on his MBA. Jim was an Engineering Manager for Sewer Equipment Company in Dixon. He married Teah Michl in Cordova, IL, on September 11, 2004.
Jim had an infectious smile and laugh, always the life of the party. He enjoyed camping, traveling and playing Nerf guns with his nieces and nephews. He loved his family and spending time with them.
Surviving are his mother, Darlene Campbell, Albany IL; father, Ron (Deb) Shirk, Erie IL; wife, Teah Shirk, Erie IL; siblings, Nate (Brandy) Shirk, LaPorte City IA; Kara (Clark) Mortensen, Myrtle Beach SC; Chris (Mary) Stover, Birmingham AL; Bre (Steve) Hansen, Nixa MO; friend, Kristalle Stumpf, Dixon IL; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Robert and Verna Runkle and paternal grandparents, Walt and Sue Shirk.
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