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James Meiborg Jr.

Cedar Rapids

James Meiborg, 64, of Cedar Rapids, passed away Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, at Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha, Iowa, surrounded by his loving family.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, at Cedar Memorial Westside Chapel in Cedar Rapids. A visitation will begin at 10
a.m. before the service.
James Edward Meiborg Jr. (Jim) was born Oct. 24, 1953, to James and Helen (Mraz) Meiborg in Columbia, Mo. Jim married Kathy Achenbach on Oct. 2, 1971, in North English, Iowa. He graduated from English Valleys High School in 1972 and continued his education, while playing football at Coe College in Cedar Rapids. He graduated in 1977 and became a teacher and a coach until 1982. Jim then worked in finance for several years. He finished his career at Rockwell Collins before retiring in July 2017. Jim also enjoyed driving a school bus for College Community schools for many years.
Jim was a huge St. Louis Cardinals fan and loved the Iowa State Cyclones. He enjoyed gardening and spending time outdoors with his family and beloved dog, Tinsley. Visiting state parks became a hobby. He cherished time with his family, including watching his sons' and grandchildren's sporting events. Jim took great joy playing with his grandchildren: throwing batting practice, rebounding and playing football. He was their biggest fan.
Survivors include his wife, Kathy Meiborg of Cedar Rapids; sons, Travis Meiborg of Independence, Iowa, Tory (Kara) Meiborg of Cedar Rapids and Tyler Meiborg of Cedar Rapids; brothers, George (Gloria) Meiborg of Boone and Mike Meiborg of Iowa City; sisters, Suzi (George) Delpapa of Victoria, Australia, Judy Michael of Ames, Iowa, and Cindy (Keith) Gatrost of Center Point, Iowa; and grandchildren, Andrew, Autumn, Alex, Abby, Ozzie, Max and Albert Meiborg.
James was preceded in death by his parents, James and Helen Meiborg; in-laws, Andrew and Roeberta Achenbach; and grandchild, Travis Ross.
Memorials may be directed to the family.
Online condolences can be left at cedarmemorial.com.