James Teafoe Obituary

James "Jim" Anthony Teafoe

December 10, 1977 - August 4, 2019
Born in St. Charles, Illinois
Resided in St. Charles, Illinois


Jim Teafoe, of St. Charles, grew up in Geneva and loved the outdoors, especially fishing, hiking, hunting, spring morel hunting, shed hunting, and summer trips to Lake Oneida in Rhinelander. He was passionate about the Chicago Bears and Chicago Cubs. He never stopped listening to music—a lifelong fan of The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, and Grateful Dead. Although he was an introvert, he had a quick wit, charming smile, and sparkle in his eye that could make anyone around him smile. Jim was beloved by everyone he met and will be greatly missed.

He is survived by the love of his life Leah Hish; children Tryston Zipay and Lucille Teafoe; mother Linda Thielman; stepfather John Thielman, siblings Jeffrey (Rachel) Teafoe, Loren (Lisa) Teafoe, and Jennifer (Sergei) Vahmistrovs, stepsister Shelley (Chris) Kidwell;  siblings-in-law Lisa, Leslie (Jim), Lynette (Steve), Melissa (Scott), Alison (Richie), Jodi (Michael), Joseph (Courtney), and JonLuke; step-daughter Sidni Hish-Williams (Brandon); grandchildren Jayla, Lil Bee, Amaree, and Avalynn; nieces and nephews Sienna, Ella, Landon, Luke, Nikolai, Svetlana, Emilie, Hunter, Everett, Sara, Chloe, Max, Wyatt, Lainey, Mia, Devynn, Frankie, Sam, Julien, Sophia, Maggie, Olive, and Charlotte; grandfather Jerome Teafoe; parents-in-law Dion and Joe (Rosa); and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Preceded in death by his father Larry Teafoe; brother Jason Teafoe; uncle Brian Teafoe; grandparents Lucy and Jerome “Bud”  Dorgan and Peggy Teafoe; and sister-in-law Elizabeth Wenscott.

There will be a Celebration of Life for Jim on Saturday August 10th, 11am-2pm, 0N413 S Old Kirk Rd, Geneva IL



Celebration of Life
Celebration of Life
0N413 S Old Kirk Road
Geneva, IL US 60185
Saturday, August 10, 2019
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM