James "Jim" William Reeder, 56, of Tama, passed away Sunday, November 25, 2012 at Carrington Place in Toledo after a hard fought battle with cancer. He was under the care of Mercy Hospice. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 10:30 AM at Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home in Tama with Rev. Dewey Grimes officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Tama. Visitation will be held Wednesday, November 28, 2012 from 5-7 PM at Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home in Tama.
James was born on February 7, 1956, in Newton, Iowa, the son of Floyd William and Doris Jean (Janssen) Reeder.
He graduated from South Tama High School.
James “Jim” William Reeder
Jim worked for JBS (Swift) in Marshalltown for twenty-five years. He loved motorcycles, shooting, and western movies. Jim enjoyed time spent outdoors with family and friends. He cared for all those he knew and was selfless in his actions, lending a hand whenever needed and providing shelter and love to anyone in need. Jim was a loving father, husband, grandfather, brother, and friend to all.
Jim is preceded in death by his wife, Melanie; his parents, Floyd Reeder and Doris Jean Reeder Bidwell Buckley; and one sister, Vicki Reeder.
Jim is survived by his son, Billy (Holly) Reeder of Cedar Rapids; his daughter, Heather Osburn of Marshalltown; three brothers, Rick (Bobbie) Reeder of Gladbrook, Charlie (Ann) Bidwell of Marshalltown, and David (Ginny) Bidwell of Grinnell; two sisters, Diana Reeder of Tama, and Tracy (Rob) Clark of Tama; five grandchildren, Tristen, Bailey, Jocelyn, Mason and Lainey; five stepbrothers; two stepsisters; many nieces and nephews and extended family; two aunts, Pat Wall of Tama, and Phyllis Morrow of Toledo; and a great-aunt Carol Robinson of Newton.
A special thank you to Mercy Hospice for their support and guidance. Also thank you to the staff at Carrington Place for the loving care provided to Jim in his final days.
Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society, Mercy Hospice in Cedar Rapids, or Tama County Public Health.