James “JR” Robert Gatschenberger, 66, of Springfield, passed away Friday, May 8, 2020. 

He was born January 3, 1954, in Springfield, the son of Robert and Muriel “Perky” (Shaw) Gatschenberger. He married Sudi Blood in 2000.

Surviving are his wife, Sudi; two step-daughters, Stacy Suzanne Goldman and Shannon Reed (John Lochbaum), both of Sycamore; one step-son, Tyler Nelson (Jessica) Blood of Chatham; six grandchildren; three sisters, Jackie (Mark) Meyers of Chatham, Patty Greenleaf of Pawnee and Susan (Ken) Hanson of Springfield; and two brothers, Richard (Anna) Gatschenberger of Sherman and Tom (Janet) Gatschenberger of Springfield.

Cremation will be accorded by Staab Funeral Homes.  No services will be held per JR’s wishes. Memorials may be made to Animal Protective League.