October 11, 2023
James Rudolph Zirkelbach, 86, of Benld, Ill., died on Sunday, Oct. 8, 2023, at his residence. He was born Nov. 26, 1936, in Shawneetown to Gregory Zirkelbach and Beulah (Vaughn) Zirkelbach. He married Mary V. Lebro on Aug. 12, 1977, in Carlinville.
James was a retired sheriff for Macoupin County Sheriff's Department in Carlinville, a member of the Macoupin - Montgomery Crime Stoppers, Illinois Sheriff's Association, former board member for Community Unit School District #7, Amvets and a former member of the Macoupin County Board.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Zirkelbach of Benld; five...