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“I'm still thinking of you Dad. Of course, we all will always think of you. ”
1 of 6 | Posted by: Cindy whalen - Des Moines, IA

“Dad I miss you so much I feel like I have loss part of my own heart.But I am so blessed to have a dad like you.And that you our with mom now.I love...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Barbara Joslin,Luckenbill - KY

“Many good memories. Thinking of you all.Debbie ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: Debbie Little - PALM COAST, FL

“Life's final journey leads to peace.May the memories that mean the most live in your hearts. I will cherish many , I was blessed to have him as my...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Colleen DeMoss - Garrison

“Dad, you were the best of Daddies when I was a little girl. I love you Cindy ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Cindy Irving whalen - Des Moines, IA

“Sue and the Irving Family,So sorry for your loss. Your Dad was a very kind man. Some hard times, but you all were/are really good kids. Bless you....Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Mark Brown - Spirit Lake IA, IA

James L. Irving Sr., 82, of Stratford, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, October 26, 2017, at Van Diest Medical Center in Webster City.

James wishes were to be cremated. Inurnment will be held in North Lawn Cemetery Mausoleum at a later date. For online obituaries and condolences please visit:

James Leslie Irving Sr., was born on April 5, 1935, in Columbia, Iowa, the son of Varle and Velta (Crandall) Irving.

On January 21, 1954, James was united in marriage to Dixie Lee Shipman. The couple lived in Fort Dodge, Iowa.

As a young man Jim worked at Combs of Fort Dodge and Celotex until his retirement in 1998.

Jim enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling and working with his hands.

Survivors include his children, Cindy Whalen, Susan Ramsey, Roxanne Orres, James L. Irving Jr., Barbara Luckenbill, and Jason Irving; 18 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren; and two brothers, John Irving and Jerry Irving.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Dixie, and several siblings.