James J. Ptak

AMBOY – James J. Ptak, 66, of Amboy, died April 18, 2017 at his home.

Visitation will be held from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, April 22 at the Mihm-Jones Funeral Home in Amboy. Cremation rights will follow. Burial will be at Prairie Repose Cemetery at a later date.

James was born April 26, 1950 in Peru to James and Norma (Ernenputsch) Ptak. He married Isabelle Howell on July 21, 1975 in Dixon.

Survivors include his wife; four children, Tracy Nodland of Ottawa, Jamie Heiss of Peru, Paula Richardson of Amboy and Brandi (Joe) Dunphy of Lacon; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Jerome Ptak of Virginia and John (Pam) Ptak of Peru; three sisters, Diane (Al) Brackett of Utah, Barb Gorski of Peru and Mary Jo Burris of Peru.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Andrew Ptak; and one brother, Mike Ptak.

James was a machinist at Conco Tellis in Mendota, then later was employed by Plews Edelmann in Dixon for 35 years. He was a member of Island Lake Hunting and Fishing Club.

A memorial has been established with St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

Condolences may be sent online at www.thejonesfh.com.

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