James A. "Jim" Mangan, 84, of Indian Wells, Ca and Freeport, Il. Died Thursday July 18, 2019 in Veterans Hospital, Madison, Wi. He was born July 5, 1935 in DeWitt, Iowa the son of Tibertus J. and Mary (Cleary) Mangan. Jim was a United States Army Veteran, serving in Korea. He married Darlene R. Olson on October 3, 1959 in Loves Park Illinois.
Jim was the owner of Eagle Distributing Inc. Anheuser-Busch Beers, Freeport Illinois for forty years. Mr. Mangan belonged to Scared Heart Parish, Palm Desert, Ca. and Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church Freeport, Il. His memberships included, Knights of Columbus #653, Elks Lodge #617, VFW #998, AMVETS #32, American Legion #197 and Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois and the National Beer Wholesalers of America.
Jim was passionate about family, friends travel, golf, basketball and baseball.
Jim is survived by his children, Renee (Anthony) Rendine of Corona, Ca., Patrice Mangan of Freeport, Il and Joseph ( Kristie) Mangan of Indian Wells, Ca. ; grandchildren, Michael Garvin and Heather Ontjes-Tolly; great-grandchildren, Mason and Marilyn Garvin; brothers, William Mangan of Marshalltown, Ia and Gale Mangan of Newark, De.; and sister, Maryann (Robert) Bonamie of Wellington, Fl.