James F. Kincaid, 89, Rockton, Illinois died at 6:26 a.m., Saturday, January 08, 2011 in his own home. \r\r\n\r\r\n James F. Kincaid was born January 6, 1922 in Martinez, California to Earl J. Kincaid and Rosamond (Garner) Kincaid. He was raised after the age of two by his father and the help of many family members. During the depression they left to return to Beloit, Wisconsin but ended up with a couple of years in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He graduated from Beloit Memorial High School while in the service in 1941. \r\r\n\r\r\n While a member of the High School’s ROTC program and being a member of the National Guard he was enlisted into the US Army at the age of 17. During WW II he spent most of his enlisted time in the Pacific in the area of Buna and New Guinea. He was awarded both the Silver and Bronze stars besides other medals. He returned to the states in 1945. After returning he took up the trade of a plumber and was a member of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local # 23. \r\r\n\r\r\n After being discharged from the service he was married and had three children, Earl (Lonna) Kincaid, Irving, Texas, Mary Lynn (Ed) Mygland, Long Island, New York and Evan (Debby), Glendale, Arizona. They gave him eight grandchildren and one great granddaughter and twin great grandsons. In 1977 he married Sandra (Maggie) Burk-Stien and gained three more children Daniel (Karen) Stien, Waunakee, Wisconsin, Rebecca (Rich Hastings) Stien, Rockton, Illinois and Douglas (deceased). \r\r\n\r\r\n He coached Little League and was a Scout leader. In the past besides singing in the church choir in California, he was a member of the Beloit Barber Shoppers. He was a past master of the Masonic Lodge in California and member of both the Rockton and Roscoe Masons. He also belonged to the Disable American Veterans and the Walter Graham American Legion Post #332 in Rockton, Illinois. He enjoyed doing genealogy with his wife and at one time belonged to two Genealogy Societies. He was a member of the “Wild Ones” and with his wife had his own little native garden. He also belonged to the Rockton Township Historical Society. His favorite past time was fishing which he enjoyed doing with his best friend Howard Jadderstrom. Even with all this, his most favorite thing to do was just to spend time and do things with his wife and grandchildren. \r\r\n\r\r\n Besides his family listed above, he is survived by his grandchildren: Sarah and Travis Kincaid, Jesse (Kari) Mygland and their children Kjersti, Seth and Bjorn, Marieke Mygland, Lise Mygland, Justin, Eric and Skye Kincaid. His second set of grandchildren, Tracy Acker and Derek Stien, Erie (fiancé Gary Thonn) and children Olivia and Joey, Abby, Tammy and Thomas Hunt. He would like to give special thanks to Becky’s children without whose help he would not have been able to have stayed at home. He especially wants to thank his granddaughters Abby and Tammy who put their lives on hold to care for him these past several months. He was predeceased by his beloved father while he was serving in WWII and by Douglas Stien from his second family. \r\r\n\r\r\n He and his family would also like to thank his family physician, Dr. Joseph Ross who was always there for encouragement and support. A big Thank You to our friend and chiropractor, Dr. Bradley Reich, who came weekly to visit and help Jim be more comfortable. Also a special thanks to Northern Illinois Hospice who helped with his care. \r\r\n\r\r\n Funeral Ceremonies will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, January 13, 2011 in McCorkle Funeral Home, 767 N Blackhawk Blvd, Rockton, Illinois with Reverend Lisa Abb of First Congregational Church, Roscoe, Illinois officiating. Final resting place will be in Rockton Township Cemetery, 600 West Street, Rockton, Illinois. Cremation rites will be accorded. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 12. A Masonic service will be held at 7:45 p.m. \r\r\n\r\r\n In lieu of flowers, any gifts given to the family will be given to granddaughters “Nurse Abby” and “Nurse Tammy” in thanks for their dedication and love to help them get started in their lives again.