James G. Willenbring – Dyersville

James G. Willenbring, 83 of Dyersville, passed away Thursday, January 30, 2020, at Unity Point Finley Hospital, Dubuque.

Visitation will be held 3-8 p.m. Sunday, February 2, 2020, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where the Dyersville Fire Department will gather at 4:45 p.m. and the American Legion will hold a service 7:00 p.m.  Visitation will continue Monday morning from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. at Kramer Funeral Home prior to funeral services.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, February 3, 2020, SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Petersburg, Iowa with burial in the church cemetery where military honors will be accorded by American Legion Post 137.  Rev. Dennis Quint will officiate.

Jim was born in Petersburg, Iowa the son of John and Hilda Willenbring.  He married Janet Huberty on January 16, 1971 in Dyersville.  Jim served in the United States Army during the Korean War.  He worked for the city of Dyersville for 29 years.  Throughout his life, Jim enjoyed bowling, and being an avid Chicago White Sox fan,  he loved the game of baseball.  In his younger years, Jim played for the Dyersville Whitehawks and later coached them.  Jim was a member of the American Legion Post 137.

Survivors include his children: Julie (Doug) Bockenstedt of Dubuque, Judy Willenbring and Joe (Shana) Willenbring both of Dyersville and Jill (Nathan) Black of Farley, 3 grandchildren: Taurus Black, Allyssa Dean, Isaiah Willenbring, 1 brother, LeRoy “Sal” Willenbring of Bellevue and sister-in-law, Olga Willenbring of Petersburg.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Janet in 2017, granddaughter, Isabelle Dean at birth, parents-in-law, Donald and Eileen (Westermeier) Huberty, siblings: Ervin Willenbring, in-laws: Patricia Willenbring and Jack Huberty.

The family would like to thank the staff at Unity Point Finley, especially Dr. Nyabuti for their wonderful care.

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