James Kiburz – Monticello

James Kiburz age 79, died Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at the Monticello Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

A public visitation will be held from 11:00 until 1:00 Thursday, October 22, 2020 at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello.  Private family services will follow.  Mask’s must be worn and fitted properly over the nose and mouth at all times to enter the funeral home.  Social distancing needs to be practiced as well.

Surviving are 4 children, Randy (Angela), Scott (Dawn), Kevin (Melissa) and  Kelsey Kiburz, 11 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, his siblings, Jack (Nancy), Lana (Tom) Oberbreckling, Jerry (Karen) .  He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Michelle, who died a month after birth.

Avert James Kiburz was born July 2, 1941 at Anamosa, Iowa.  He was the son of Avert and Bernice Kammerman, Kiburz.   He started school at Center Junction through the 8th Grade.   Jim graduated from the Monticello Community Schools.  He worked for a brief time at Monty Produce before starting his career in the grocery business.  Jim worked for Bud’s SuperValu and later Family Foods in Monticello for over 40 years.  He was married to Judy McDonald in 1961 and they had 4 children, Randy, Scott, Michelle, and Kevin.  He married Phyllis Eggers in 1967 and she helped him raise the boys.   Jim married Cheri Reed in 1987 and they had a daughter Kelsey.

Jim enjoyed many trips to his brother’s, Jack’s house in Florida, camping at Guttenburg and playing golf at the Coon Hunters in Scotch Grove.

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