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James Joseph Umscheid, Sr.

June 6, 1931 - April 28, 2020
From: Greenville, IA
James Joseph Umscheid, Sr.

James Joseph Umscheid, Sr.

Born: June 6, 1931
Died: April 28, 2020
Age: 88

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James Joseph Umscheid, Sr., was the son of Louis John and Florence (Wittrock) Umscheid, born in Westport Township, Iowa, on June 6, 1931.  James passed away at the Spencer Municipal Hospital on April 28, 2020, at the age of 88.

James married Barbara Anderson and four children: James Jr., Teri, Timothy and Tony were born to this union.  On August 25, 1981, he married Beulah Jane Bonser Hanson.

James served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict from 1951 – 1953.  He worked at various jobs but spent his last working years at the Clay County Road Department for 21 years.  James was a member of the Sioux Rapids American Legion.  He was also a member and deacon of the Grace Congregational Church of Greenville.  Family and friends were important to James.  He loved spending time and visiting with them.

Left to cherish his memory are his spouse, Beulah; son, James Jr. (Mary Jo) of Spencer, IA; daughter, Teri (Kent) Grange of Sioux City, IA, and son, Tony of Kanawha, IA; sisters: Marjorie Gustoff, Spencer, IA, and Juanita Bueltel, Superior, IA; brothers: Don (Leslie) Umscheid of Kenosha, WI, and Fritz (Jeanette) Umscheid of Oregon; stepchildren: Cathy Gerdes of Garland, TX, Pam (Lance) Best of Graham, WA and Tom (Lorna) Hanson of Mountain Home, ID; many grandchildren; great-grandchildren five great-great-grandchildren; as well as other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his son, Timothy Umscheid; grandson, Adam Umscheid; his parents; infant sister, Marietta; brother, Robert and his wife, Bessie; brother, Richard and his wife, Delores; and brothers-in-law: Vernon Bueltel and Tike Gustoff, Sr. 

A Celebration Of Life Service will be held at 2:00 P.M., Sunday, June 28, 2020 at Greenville Congregational Church in Greenville, Iowa.

Military Services will be held following the service by the Sioux Rapids American Legion.

The luncheon has been cancelled due to COVID-19.
Rev. Tonna Parsons
Christopher Grange
Matt Graves
Kent Zalaznik
Tim Lawson
Chad Trierweiler
Mark Higgens
"Amazing Grace" 
By Jeff Amis

"In The Garden"
Taped Musical Selection

Organist, Yvonne Daugherty
Liberty Cemetery
Greenville, Iowa


Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 1:36 PM
“Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. ”
- Jeff and Linda (Butcher) Christoffer
Monday, May 18, 2020 at 7:59 AM
“Jim was a good old fella to work with back in the day. He always had some good stories about how they did things when he was younger.. Prayers for all the family.”
- Jim Sikora
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 7:58 AM
“My thoughts and parents are will all of you. ”
- Monica Lewis
Monday, May 4, 2020 at 7:41 PM
“My condolences in tire family I knew your dad and I know you Jim and Beth and I hope I'm not leaving anybody out but I knew giving best of Most I hope you hear from everyone and these trying times to be a lot more people right there by your side hugging you if they could be and I would be one of them !”
- Billy Brennan
Friday, May 1, 2020 at 8:03 AM
“To Jim and the rest of the Umscheid Family, very sorry for your loss. Take care.”
- Tony Lowe
Friday, May 1, 2020 at 8:03 AM
“Condolences to your family. Sorry to hear about your loss.”
- Max Lundt
Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 1:51 PM
“Uncle Jim was always laughing and making those around him laugh too. He will be greatly missed. ”
- Diane Umscheid Holmen
Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 1:51 PM
“Jim, Jo and family so sorry for your loss our thoughts go out to you all at this difficult time Ken & Jeannie”
- jeannie lawrence
Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 6:52 AM
“I always loved to visit with Uncle Jim, I am going to miss his laugh. My condolences to Beulah, Jimmy,Teri,and Tony, you are all in my thoughts and prayers.”
- Dennis and Connie Mart
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 9:11 PM
“My son Seth and I always looked forward to stopping by our grandma Margie's on Sunday and catching Uncle Jim there for a visit. Always kind, great sense of humor, he always had encouraging words for me. I'm deeply saddened by this loss and we send our love to family and friends.”
- Heather Gustoff
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 9:10 PM
“So sorry to hear about Uncle Jim. Our prayers are with Aunt Beulah and all of the family. Love to all. Mick and Bonnie.
- Michael R Umscheid
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 9:10 PM
“We are sending our sympathy to Tony and his sister and brother. Tony has shared how special your father was to him and how big a void it will be in his life not to talk with him everyday. People aren't meant to live forever, but their legacy lives on in their children and friends. We know that your dad will be in your hearts and memories forever. Give Tony a hug for us and tell him we are with him as you grieve your father. Mark and Cynthia Schmidt”
- Mark & Cynthia Schmidt
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