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James H. Houran - 64

8/18/1954 - 4/26/2019

Lemont and Chicago Heights

James H. Houran, age 64, a long time resident of Lemont, IL passed away Friday April 26th.  Born and raised in Chicago Heights, Jim was a graduate of Marian Catholic High School class of 1972 and Monmouth College class of 1976.  A salesman and later President for many years at the family owned Cook’s Office Equipment in Chicago Heights. Father of Emma K. Houran.  Husband of Gail Bianucci Houran. Son of Charlotte nee Hervey and the late James G. Houran.  Brother of the late Kimberly Ann Bratta.  Uncle of Michael Bratta and friend of many.  Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St. (U.S. Rt. 30, 3 blks E. of Western Ave.), Chicago Heights on Tuesday April 30th from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM.  Funeral Wednesday morning 9:30 AM to St. Agnes Church, Chicago Heights. Mass 10:00 AM. Interment Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood. In lieu of flowers, memorial’s to in James name would be appreciated by the Houran family. For further service info 708-481-9230 and


  • Jim Steinmetz

    on 04/28/19

    So sorry to hear this news. Jim was a great person and I have many wonderful memories our time together at Marian. May perpetual light shine on you,Jim. Through death we gain eternal life.


  • Melanie

    on 04/28/19

    I have so many great memories of Jim. We lived in the same neighborhood for over 20 years...went through St. Agnes and Marian together. He was a great guy. My sympathy to his family.


  • Gary Lupien

    on 04/29/19

    Jimmy was a fun guy. I was able to run into him my last few times in "DA Hts" I remember him as one of the "boys in our hood" on Orchard Avenue, Wilson Avenue, Piacenti Lane, and 12th-13th street. St. Agnes, and Marian too. RIP my friend

    Gary Lupien (Ward and Lana too)

  • Leah Cardosi Ayers

    on 04/29/19

    Our condolences, Char, to you and your family. Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time. Leah, Carla, Lori, & Brad Cardosi.

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