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James Harvey Faulkner

Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Time: 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm

Visitation Location:
St. Peter's UCC

Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm

Service Location:
St. Peter's



James Harvey Faulkner of Bland, Missouri, departed this life on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at his residence in Bland. He had reached the age of 59 years, six months, and four days.

He is survived by one daughter; Stefani Marie (Faulkner) Icardi and husband Cameron of O'Fallon, MO, his parents; Richard and Betty Faulkner of Canaan, one sister; Jackie Underwood and husband Skip of Nashville, ILL; and one brother; Richard Faulkner and wife Tammy of Canaan. He was a beloved uncle, nephew, cousin and friend to many.

He was preceded in death by one sister Dana Crowell.

Jim was a natural born cook. He worked as a chef for many years without formal training. He always said he owed his success in cooking to his Grandma Faulkner and his Mom, saying they aree the women that gave him his taste. Early in his career, he was invited to New York City to train under Wolfgang Puck and to assist in creating a cook book to be used by culinary students across the nation. He quickly climbed to become the head chef for a 4 star hotel in St. Louis, MO. Later going on to co-own two restaurants; Prime Time and The Drake. In his early thirties, he decided the cooking industry was too demanding of a lifestyle tostart a family. He got married and changed careers becoming a Plant Manager for Lear Corporation. At the age of 32, he and his now former wife Cheri (Mannion) Dickherber welcomed their daughter Stefani Marie Faulkner. From the very beginnibng, Jim was a wonderful and very doting father. His daughter Stefani was the center of his world. He spent many Saturday mornings watching cartoons; they had frequent trips to Chuck E. Cheese or Dave and Busters; and many hours spent playing poker and board games. When she was out on her own, he never failed to help her with anything she needed and never failed to let her know how proud he was of her. He frequently reminded her that she was his greatest gift.

Jim will be remembered by his close family and many others for his jovial outgoing personality; he never met a stranger and never hesitated to talk someone's ear off, even in the line at the grocery store. He never let a person leave his home hungry; always offering them a snack or a meal and if you were brave enough to cook around him, he would make sure you knew he had a better way of doing it. He was a hard worker, kind hearted, and intelligent with a sarcastic sense of humor, to say the least. This world has lost a very great man.