James Stemple

  • Born: December 24, 1946
  • Died: March 29, 2015
  • Location: Fort Madison, Iowa

King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory

3507 Avenue L
Fort Madison, IA 52627

Tel. (319) 372-1952

Tribute & Message From The Family

James Francis Stemple, 68, of Argyle, IA and formerly of Fort Madison, passed away at 11:39 p.m. on Sunday, March 29, 2015 at Fort Madison Community Hospital. He was born on December 24, 1946 in Fort Madison, IA to William & Irene Weckbach Stemple. He worked at the Sheaffer Pen Company for 37 years and later as a security guard for Catfish Bend Casino. Jim served in the U.S. Air Force in the Vietnam War, during which he was a sharpshooter. He enjoyed telling jokes, target practice and fishing.
Jim is survived by: his wife: Roxanne Stemple of Argyle, IA; 3-sons: Chris Stemple of North Pole, AK, Joe & Pat Stemple both of Argyle, IA; 1-sister: Judy Stevens of Bettendorf, IA; a step mother Norma Stemple of Ottumwa, IA; 4-step brothers, Cap, Donnie, Jeff & Shawn Prox. He was preceded in death by his parents & 1-brother, John.
Friends may call after 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 2, 2015 with the family to receive friends from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday evening at King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory in Fort Madison. He will be cremated following the visitation. The memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 3, 2015 at King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory with Rev. Mark P. Spring officiating. Burial will be held at Soldiers' Circle in Oakland Cemetery with military rites to be performed by the Fort Madison Veterans Honor Guard. A memorial has been established in Jim's memory. Online condolences to Jim's family may be left at the King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory website: www.kinglynk.com.

Condolence & Memory Journal

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Jim. I worked @ Sheaffer Pen at the same time & for him several times. I enjoyed working for & knowing him and pray you have peace.

Posted by Mary Morgan - Fort Madison, IA - friend   April 19, 2015

so sorry to see this. I worked at fast break about 4 years back. Everyday customer getting his own gambling on his way to watch gamblers lol always had a smile and always had a joke :)

Posted by Cara Ruble - Fort madison   April 05, 2015

Sorry to hear of Jim's passing. We had a few good times together although I had not see him for a bit. May be rest in peace.

Posted by JD Henshaw - Wever, IA - 1966 FMHS Classmate and Friend   April 01, 2015

Rosie, my phone messed up worked at was supposed to say Sheaffers but the phone correction thing changed it.So sorry for your loss. I enjoyed working with both of you.

Posted by Shirley Vancil - Fort Madison, Iowa - friend and co-worker   April 01, 2015

So sorry to learn of Jim's passing he was a good friend and co-worker at ahead feed. I know he will be missed by many.Shirley

Posted by Shirley Vancil - Fort Madison, Iowa - friend   April 01, 2015

Roxie, I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family.

Posted by Yvonne Derr - Keokuk, IA - Friend   April 01, 2015

Sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May your sadness turn to fond memories that will last forever.

Posted by Paul Dobson - Mount Pleasant, IA - Family Friend   April 01, 2015

Roxie, you and your family are in our prayers and we were sorry to hear about Jim but we know that he fought hard and long.

Kenny and Noma Kramer

Posted by noma kramer - west point, IA - friend   April 01, 2015

Joe-I'm very sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. I hope your happy memories with him bring a smile to your face during this difficult time. Please let me know if you need anything.

Posted by Ceara Kirchner - IA   April 01, 2015

I worked with jim at sheaffers for alot of years,and what I remember most about jim was his smile.He always had one.Jim was such a nice person and was proud of you boys.Whenever I seen him he always spoke of you all.Prayers and thoughts are with all the family.I am sooo sorry Roxann for your loss

Posted by Hazel Dohman - West Point, IA - friend   March 31, 2015

Shirley and I are very sorry to learn of Jim's death. I have very fond memories of the times we spent together. You are all in our thoughts at this sad time. Danny West

Posted by Danny West - Donnellson, IA - friend   March 31, 2015

I have fond memories of playing basketball and hanging around with Jim when we were at St. Mary's grade school. He had a great sense of humor and cared about others. I'm sure he will be missed by many.

Allen Muerhoff
Bloomington, MN

Posted by Allen Muerhoff - Bloomington, MN - Friend from gradeschool   March 31, 2015


You are in my thoughts and prayers. Jim was a great guy. You have my deepest sympathy. All my love to you.

Posted by Joyce Stein - friend and co-worker   March 31, 2015


Sorry for your loss Roxie and family. He will be missed by many. It was great get to see both of you at Relay For Life. You now know he will be pain free. But hearts will ache.

Posted by Peggy Sanders - friend   March 30, 2015

Chris- We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. Know you and your family are in our prayers.

Jen and Eric

Posted by Eric and Jennifer Irvin - West Liberty, IA - friend of Chris'   March 30, 2015