James O. Orange age 71 of Crete, Illinois passed away on March 4, 2017. Beloved husband of 49 years to the late Shirlee (2015); loving father to Lynn (Tim) Edwards, Shannon (Brian) Aronson and James (Laura) Orange. Cherished grandfather to Timothy, Steven, Tara, Serena and Jenna. Dear brother to Donnie Orange, Carlene (Brian) Mayes, Lila Harrison, Connie Orange and the late Fred Orange. Preceded in death by his parents James and Elsie (Lockhart) Orange. James retired from Thrall Car and worked in the maintenance department and served proudly in the U.S. Army.Visitation Thursday, March 9 from 2:00PM to 9:00PM at the Crete Funeral Home, 1182 Main Street, Crete, Illinois. Lying in state on Friday from 9AM until time of service at 10AM at Crete Church on Exchange (Across the street from Walts Food) in Crete, Illinois. Interment: Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, Illinois. Information (708) 672-7600.