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“My condolences and prayers for Jim and his family. He was a faithful man and a pillar of our community. We last visited during Mr. LeValley's...Read More »
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“So sorry for your loss Jay. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family ”
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James E. Lombard, 89, of Dayton, Iowa, died suddenly on Thursday, September 29, 2016, at his home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m., Monday, October 3, 2016, at Christ The King Catholic Church in Dayton with a luncheon to follow at the Dayton Community Center. Msgr. Kevin McCoy will officiate. Burial will be at 1:45 p.m., Monday, at Our Lady of Good Counsel Cemetery in Moorland, Iowa, with Military Graveside Rites will be performed by the Peterson American Legion Post #323. Visitation will be Sunday, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., at Carson – Stapp Funeral Home in Dayton, Iowa. For online obituaries and condolences please

James Edward Lombard was born on December 8, 1926, in Fonda, Iowa, the son of Fred and Hazel (Stumpf) Lombard. He attended grade school in Pocahontas County, Township #1, before moving with his family to Somers, Iowa, where he graduated with the Somers High School class of 1945. Jim was inducted into the United States Air Force on June 9, 1945, at Fort Snelling, Minnesota. He took basic training at Sheppard Field, Texas, and then attended Teletype Operators school at Scott Field, Illinois. On May 31, 1946, he moved on to Langley Field, Virginia, where he worked as a clerk typist. He was honorably discharged on October 22, 1946, as a Corporal. After serving his country during WWII, Jim returned to Somers, Iowa, where he worked as a clerk in the local grocery store. Jim was united in marriage to Lavon Riley on November 23, 1948, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Rockwell City, Iowa. The couple moved to Dayton, Iowa, in 1964. Jim had worked as a farmhand in Bradgate and Gilmore City, Iowa, at the grain elevator in Moorland, Iowa, Gus Glaser's Meats in Fort Dodge, Iowa, Lehigh Sewer Pipe and Tile, and at Nissen's Packing House in Webster City, Iowa, for over 20 years until retiring in 1985.

Jim belonged to Christ the King Catholic Church in Dayton, Iowa. He enjoyed woodworking.

Survivors include his wife, Lavon Lombard of Dayton, Iowa; children, Jeanette (Jim) Schwering of Des Moines, Iowa, Frederick (Alice) Lombard of Ottumwa, Iowa, Sharon (Michael) McDermott of Webster City, Iowa, Linda (Roger) McFarland of Lehigh, Iowa, Karen Lombard of Des Moines, Iowa, Eddie Lombard of Fort Dodge, Iowa, Francis Lombard of Fort Dodge, Iowa, Robert Lombard of Fort Dodge, Iowa, Roberta (Scott) Youman of Beaufort, South Carolina, and Holly (Kim) Robinson of Stratford, Iowa; 19 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; three brothers, Elvert (Mildred) Lombard of Iowa City, Iowa, Charles (Mildred) Lombard of Fort Dodge, Iowa, and Franklin (Carol) Lombard of Lehigh, Iowa; one sister, Darlyne (Walter) Halligan of Oelwein, Iowa; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Thomas Lombard.

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