James “Jim” H. Bressan, 74, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020 at Personally Yours in Waterford.

Jim was born on Dec. 27, 1945, in Springfield, Ill., to Gino and Clarice (nee Bourgasser) Bressan. He was a life-long resident of Springfield until he moved to Waterford in February of 2018.

Jim was in the SPARC Day Program for many years, a day care and advocacy program for the developmentally disabled. He was cared for by his dedicated sister, Carol, until she preceded him in death on Sept. 10, 2018.

Jim is survived by his sister, Sharon (Bill) Wiest; aunt, Lucille Duley; sister-in-law, Barbara Bressan; nieces and nephews, Anne Tetzlaff, Karen Brenneman, Jan Bressan, Scott Wiest, Michael Wiest, Elaine Hilson, Paul Bressan and Craig Bressan; and long-time family friend, Rita Nafziger. He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings, Louis and Carol Bressan and a nephew, Bruce Bressan.

The family would like to thank Lucille Duley, who was that omnipresent aunt his entire life, along with Nadine Bogusz, who spent numerous hours enjoying life with Jim the past two years.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to SPARC, 232 Bruns Lane, Springfield, IL 62702.

Private family services will be held.

Schuette-Daniels Funeral Home is serving the family. Well-wishers may visit www.danielsfamilyfuneral.com.