James P. 'JP" Muirhead

1969-08-14 - 2023-10-05

Funeral Home: Crete Funeral Home 1182 Main Street Crete IL (Map-it)

Visitation: Monday, October 9th from 2pm to 9pm

Service Date: 2023-10-10

Service Time: 10AM

Place of Service: Crete Church Country Lane and Exchange Street, Crete, IL (Map-it)

Info: 708-672-7600

Web: https://www.cretefuneralhome.com/ (Go)

James “JP” Muirhead, age 54, of Crete, Illinois passed away on October 5, 2023. Born August 14, 1969 in Chicago Heights to the late James P. and Carolyn (nee Rotoloni) Muirhead.  Beloved husband to Katelyn (nee Arndt) and devoted father to Evelyn and Walter. Loving brother to Michael (Kim) and Caryn. Adoring uncle to Stephanie (Brad) Sather, Steven “Deuce” Klenk; great uncle to Brooklyn and Brinley Sather. 1987 Graduate of Rich East High School. Obtained Fire Science degree in 2013 from Prairie State College. Lieutenant/Paramedic for Riverdale Fire Department from 1998 to 2021. Active Fire Chief for the Crete Fire Department since July 2022.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Project Fire Buddies.

Visitation on Monday, October 9th from 2pm to 9pm at Crete Funeral Home, 1182 Main Street, Crete, Illinois.  Memorial Service at 10AM on Tuesday at Crete Church 24755 S Country Ln, Crete, Illinois.   Info: (708) 672-7600.




  1. Donna grabs on October 7, 2023 at 12:21 am
    Oh no, my son and I worked with Jamie at bakers square by Lincoln mall. We always had such a great time. We loved him and his huge heart. Prayers and more prayers to the family. We lost touch years ago. Sure wished we hadn’t.

  2. Josh and Michelle May and the Chippewa Crew on October 7, 2023 at 10:02 am
    We knew Jamie as one of the fun hearted guys who visit us every spring in Minnesota on Leech lake. He will be missed. We send our deepest sympathy to Jamie’s family and to his fishing buddies he joined every year here.

  3. MFD Retired on October 7, 2023 at 3:35 pm
    RIP Pieman looking back on all the good times at MFD!

  4. Funches family on October 9, 2023 at 11:20 am
    My condolences to the Family and Crete Fire Department.

  5. Scott Herrera on October 11, 2023 at 6:55 am
    I work at Dutch American Foods here off main street in Crete. I happened to be outside and seen the hurst and parade of city vehicles following. Condolences and prayers to his family. A angle returns back above.

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