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James E. Catalanello

October 20, 1940 ~ August 20, 2022 (age 81)


James E. Catalanello, 81, of La Salle, passed away peacefully August 20, 2022.

Mass of Christian burial will be 11:00 AM Saturday September 10 at Queen of the Holy Rosary Shrine in La Salle with Rev. J.A. Small officiating. Burial will be at St. Vincent’s Cemetery. Visitation will be in the church from 9:30 AM until time of services. The Hurst Funeral Home in La Salle is assisting the family with arrangements.

Jim was born in La Salle on October 20, 1940 to Elic and Theresa (Grzeskowiak) Catalanello. He married Ruth Roberts on November 7, 1966. He retired after 37 years at Sauer Sunstrand.

Jim enjoyed his time fishing in Chetek, WI and being with his family. He was a past member of the Peru Eagles, Mendota Elks, and St. Patrick’s Church in La Salle.

Mr. Catalanello is survived by his wife Ruth of La Salle; two daughters Christine Catalanello of La Salle and Carol (Tony) Biagioni of Arlington; two sons Bill (Christina) Catalanello of La Salle and Jim (Mary) Catalanello of Piety Hill; six grandchildren; twenty great grandchildren; one sister Phyllis Gbur of Peru; nieces; and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister Rosalene Piper, and two brothers Joseph and Robert Catalanello.





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September 10, 2022

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Queen of the Holy Shrine Church in LaSalle

Mass of Christian Burial
September 10, 2022

11:00 AM
Queen of the Holy Shrine Church in LaSalle

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