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James "Zag" A. Magnison

1964 - 2021



James A. “Zag” Magnison, 56, of Cameron, IL, passed away at 8:10 a.m., Monday, April 5, 2021 at his home.  

He was born on December 25, 1964 in Galesburg, IL, the son of James A. and Lila Rae (Lindahl) Magnison.  Jimmy was raised and educated in Galesburg and graduated Galesburg High School in 1983.  He later earned his HVAC Certificate from Illinois Central College in Peoria, IL.  

Jimmy worked in the plastics division at Maytag in Galesburg for several years.  He later did HVAC work for Neil Thomas Plumbing & Heating in Galesburg.  Jimmy enjoyed hunting, fishing, and riding his motorcycle.  Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his grandson, Lucas.  

Surviving Jimmy are two sons, Jacob Magnison & Austin Magnison, both of Cameron, IL; and one grandson, Lucas Darmer-Herrera of Galesburg, IL. 

He was preceded in death by his parents.  

Cremation rites have been accorded.  A celebration of life will be held at a later date.  Memorials can be made to the James Magnison Memorial Fund.  McGuire & Davies Funeral Home and Crematory, Monmouth, is in charge of the arrangements.    


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Dennis and Lori Landon

April 10, 2021 4:56 PM

Jacob and Austin, our sympathy to you on the passing of your Dad. Memories of him watching both of you playing football and his buttons busting at the seams. Proud moments. And then the hunting and being in the out door memories . you have. These are sone things that will help you at a time like this.

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April 7, 2021 11:17 PM
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Dawn Malcolm

April 7, 2021 5:54 PM

Zag will always be a part of our family, and  Lance will forever miss his best friend.  Our hearts break for the family and a life lost too soon.  We love you Zag and will miss you every day.   
Lance and Dawn 

Lesa Malcolm-Bivens

April 7, 2021 11:32 AM

On the wings of eagles my friend, love you Zag
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Dan Leath

April 6, 2021 11:17 AM

Jim was a great guy and friend.  We had great times together with other friends hunting, fishing and just having a good time.They are locked in my memory forever.  I'm so sorry for the loss for his family.

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