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“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...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Mary Morgan - Fort Madison, IA

“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...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Cara Ruble - Fort madison

“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. ”
3 of 15 | Posted by: JD Henshaw - Wever, IA

“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...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Shirley Vancil Fort Madison, Iowa

“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 ”
5 of 15 | Posted by: Shirley Vancil Fort Madison, Iowa

“Roxie, I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family. Yvonne ”
6 of 15 | Posted by: Yvonne Derr - Keokuk, IA - Friend

“Sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May your sadness turn to fond memories that will last forever. ”
7 of 15 | Posted by: Paul Dobson - Mount Pleasant, IA

“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 ”
8 of 15 | Posted by: noma kramer - west point, IA

“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....Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Ceara Kirchner - IA

“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...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Hazel Dohman - West Point, IA

“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...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Danny West - Donnellson, IA

“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...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Allen Muerhoff - Bloomington, MN

“You are in my thoughts and prayers. Jim was a great guy. You have my deepest sympathy. All my love to you. ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: Joyce Stein

“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...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Peggy Sanders - friend

“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 ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: Eric and Jennifer Irvin - IA


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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.

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