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James Sheffner

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James 'Jim' Sheffner age 65 of Fredericksburg, Iowa died Friday, May 22, 2015, at his home, surrounded by his family Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 30, 2015, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church - Richfield, rural Sumner with Pastor Wayne Ellingson presiding. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Fredericksburg. Friends may greet the family 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Friday, May 29, 2015, at the Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home in Fredericksburg. Visitation continues an hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. James Leroy “Jim” Sheffner was born March 29, 1950, in Charles City, IA, the son of Walter and Elouise (Janssen) Sheffner. He attended schools in Charles City and Nashua, receiving his GED in 2005 from NEICC. Jim was baptized and confirmed on May 31, 1970, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church – Richfield. On August 8, 1970, jim was united in marriage to Ruth Schmadeke at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church – Richfield. To this union two children were born. Jim and Ruth made their first home in Bassett, IA. In 1973, they began farming near Colwell, IA. Following a farm accident in 1974, they moved their family to rural Fredericksburg and later rural Sumner where Jim worked for area farmers doing what he loved most; farming. Due to failing health, Jim and Ruth moved into Fredericksburg in 2004 and Jim retired from farming. Survivors include his wife, Ruth; one son, Jay (Jennifer) Sheffner of Fairfax; one daughter, Jill (Brad) Johnson of Cedar Rapids; four grandsons, Cooper Johnson, Dane, Gavin and Cannon Sheffner; two brothers, Ray Sheffner of Ionia and Bert (Sandy) Sheffner of Charles City; one sister, Jean (Marty) Birding of Charles City; two sisters-in-law, Jan Sheffner of Floyd and Marcella Sheffner of Kokamo, IN; three brothers-in-law, Donald Mason of Phoenix, AZ, Robert (Nancy) Schmadeke of Cypress, TX and Richard (Kathy) Schmadeke of Fredericksburg; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Ty Michael Johnson; one sister, Betty Mason; three brothers, Ronald Sheffner, Tom Sheffner and Roger Sheffner.

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  1. Ruth and Family, I just recently heard about Jim’s passing, I am so sorry for your loss. May your memories give you peace. God Bless.

  2. Ruth, Jay and Jill, I am sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Lance and I would like to extend our deepest sympathy to each of you and your families. I was unaware of his passing until we received the New Hampton paper today. I will pray for each of you as you mourn the loss of your husband and father. God bless each of you. Lance and Jan Manson

  3. To Ruth and family. Our deepest sympathy to all of you, as you grieve Jim. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. Bill and Linda Flick.

  4. BeGuhns, Kestersons, Michels, Pralls, Stallmans & Voleskys purchased the Serene Retreat for the family of James Leroy Sheffner.

  5. Ruth and Family, You have our deepest sympathy,and are in our thoughts and prayers. Lurton and Janice Grummitt

  6. Ruth & family we are so sorry to hear you have lost your love one. He was a good man & he had a long struggle in this life but now he is in the loving presence of the Lord. Take care from Melvin & Rosalyn Miller

  7. Ruth and family, so sorry to learn of your loss, you all are in my thoughts and prayers at this time. Remember the good times you had, they will get you thru this. I pray God will carry you in his loving arms and will comfort you. May God Bless you all. Evelyn Kahn

  8. Ruth and family: You have my deepest sympathy and prayers for the loss of your husband, James. May God’s healing love be with you. Rose Baltes

  9. My Dearest Ruth and Family, Terry and I are so sorry at the death of your beloved husband, Jim. Ruth, the two of you have been so dedicated to one another since the day of your marriage. It was our privilege to know Jim. May God Bless you, and give you the understanding and patience to deal with your tremendous loss. We sure used to have some laughing good times, and we will remember that fondly. Ruth, know we send our love and good wishes to you in the coming days and months. God Bless. Mark and Terry Wenthe

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