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James Bugos

July 29, 1926 — February 28, 2017

James P. Bugos, 90 of Alpha, IL died Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf, Iowa. Mass of Christian Burial is 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 4, 2017 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Woodhull. Burial is in the St. John’s Catholic Cemetery. Visitation is 4-7 p.m Friday at Peterson-Wallin-Knox Funeral Home in Alpha where a rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Memorials may be left to the Tri-County Ambulance or Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House and online condolences can be made at

He was born July 29, 1926 in Alpha, IL to John and Elizabeth Perry Bugos. He graduated from Oxford Township High School and married E. Marian DeSutter September 1, 1947 in Woodhull. She died December 12, 2009.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving in WWII.

James was a coal miner in the Alpha area and retired from farming.

James was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church, Henry County Farm Bureau and the Miles S. Sturgeon American Legion Post #546. He enjoyed fishing and making rosaries.

Survivors include his children, Roger (Susan) Bugos of New Windsor, IL; Cindy (Keith) Hentrich of Bettendorf, Iowa; Linda Bugos-Noble of Beach Park, IL; Shirley (Don) Zona of Lawrenceville, GA; Dave (Kara) Bugos of McCloud, OK; 21 grandchildren; 37 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, two infant daughters, Mary Elizabeth and Gloria Marie, two sisters, Patricia and Nancy and one brother, Jack.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Tri-County Ambulance
210 W. Sauk Avenue, Rio IL 61472
Tel: 1-309-972-5901

Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House
2546 Tech Drive, Bettendorf IA 52722
Tel: 1-563-421-5100

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