James G. Lawyer

May 19, 1940 ~ January 21, 2024 (age 83) 83 Years Old

James Lawyer Obituary

James G. Lawyer, 83, of Grand Mound, Iowa, died Sunday, January 21, 2024, at Genesis Medical Center, DeWitt, following a brief illness.

A memorial visitation will be held March 16, 2024, from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. with a service following at 4:00 p.m. at Schultz Funeral Home, Grand Mound.

James was born May 19, 1940, in Indianola, Iowa, to Earl and Violet (Douglas) Lawyer. He graduated from Mercer High School, and served one term in the U.S. Navy. James worked for John Deere for 30 years, retiring in 1993. He married Pamela Gustafson on June 5, 1993, enjoying 30 years of marriage. After retirement, Jim stayed very active working for the City of Grand Mound in maintenance, then moving to Lineville where he worked for Westview Nursing home in Leon, and later running a landscaping business.

Jim enjoyed many things indoors and out. He was a man who lived life to the fullest and enjoyed every moment. He had a zest for life that was infectious, and he always had a smile on his face. He loved the outdoors, and spent much time of his free time with his family, friends, camping, hunting, fishing, and trapping. If he wasn't near the water or hunting, he would spend hours tending to his garden, which was a labor of love only to turn around and share it with all the neighbors and friends. He could also spend hours antiquing or combing flea markets, then bargaining until he won, and then would tell the story for years to come how he won the deal beaming every time.  Jim had a feisty personality that was matched by his kind heart. He was also quick with a joke or a tall story, but he also had a heart of gold and would do anything for the people he loved. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend, who touched the lives of so many people. He’ll be deeply missed by his wife, children, grandchildren, extended, family and friends. We will always remember him for his larger than life personality, his unwavering love, and his infectious laughter, we will take comfort in knowing that he lived a full, happy life and he is now at peace.

Surviving are his wife, Pamela; children, Jerrie (Mike) Bringle, Mike (Jolene) Adams, Tammy Bennett, Bobbi Jo Harter, Jeannie Peterson, Mark Sloan, John Best, Stacy Schwenn; 27 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren; sisters, Helen Lawyer, and Linda Holder; a sister-in-law, Jackie Lawyer; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his son, Chris Adams, siblings, Margaret, Dorothy, twin brother, Russell, and Danny.

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Memorial Visitation
March 16, 2024

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Schultz Funeral Home
611 Fulton Street
Grand Mound, IA 52751
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March 16, 2024

4:00 PM
Schultz Funeral Home
611 Fulton Street
Grand Mound, IA 52751
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