James A. Svendsen, 77, of rural Marshalltown, passed away Friday, March 1, 2013, at the Iowa River Hospice Home, while surrounded by his loving family. A celebration of his life will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at the Gladbrook Chapel United Methodist Church. Burial will follow services at the Chapel Hill Cemetery in Gladbrook. Visitation for Jim will be held from 4:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 5, at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home where his family will be present to greet friends. Memorial contributions may be directed in his name to the Green Mountain Community Park Building.