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James (Jim) Barthelme

Cedar Rapids

James (Jim) Barthelme, 80, of Cedar Rapids, passed away peacefully on Nov. 17, 2018, after a short battle with cancer. Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, at St. Matthew's Catholic Church. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be held at St. John's Cemetery in Cedar Rapids.
Jim was born July 27, 1938, in Ossian, Iowa. He graduated from DeSales High School and the University of Iowa.
Jim served in the U.S. Army in Germany. He married Margaret Neal on Sept. 6, 1969. Jim worked in investments, sales and at Sam's Club for many years. After he retired, Jim volunteered at the VA clinic.Jim was a very loyal person and had a strong work ethic. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed all University of Iowa sports, St. Louis Cardinals and CR Kernels games. Jim was quite the puzzle lover, spending time doing crosswords and Sudoku. He especially loved being a grandfather to his grandson Ryan and granddaughter Emma and enjoyed attending their sporting, dance and various family events.
Those mourning Jim are his wife of 49 years, Margaret; sons Jay (Lisa), Matt and Mark (Sara) and two grandchildren; and two sisters, Kay (Buse-Peterson) of Colorado and Jeannie (Mohr) of Wisconsin.
The family would like to extend thanks to the men and women of the VA clinic in Cedar Rapids, the VA hospital in Iowa City, Hospice of Mercy, St. Matthew's Catholic Church, Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home and Manor Care teams of caregivers who provided wonderful support and care for Jim and our family.
Online condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.cedarmemorial.com under obituaries.