James "Jim" William Reeder, 56, of Tama, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, at Carrington Place in Toledo after a hard fought battle with cancer. He was under the care of Mercy Hospice. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home in Tama with Rev. Dewey Grimes officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Tama. Visitation will be held Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home in Tama.
James was born on Feb. 7, 1956, in Newton, the son of Floyd William and Doris Jean (Janssen) Reeder. He graduated from South Tama High School. Jim worked for JBS Swift in Marshalltown for 25 years. He loved motorcycles, shooting and western movies. Jim enjoyed time spent outdoors with family and friends. He cared for all those he knew and was selfless in his actions, lending a hand whenever needed and providing shelter and love to anyone in need. Jim was a loving father, husband, grandfather, brother and friend to all.
Jim is preceded in death by his wife, Melanie; his parents, Floyd Reeder and Doris Jean Reeder Bidwell Buckley and a sister, Vicki Reeder.
Jim is survived by his son, Billy (Holly) Reeder, of Cedar Rapids; his daughter, Heather Osburn, of Marshalltown; three brothers: Rick (Bobbie) Reeder, of Gladbrook, Charlie (Ann) Bidwell, of Marshalltown, and David (Ginny) Bidwell, of Grinnell; two sisters: Diana Reeder, of Tama, and Tracy (Rob) Clark, of Tama; five grandchildren: Tristen, Bailey, Jocelyn, Mason and Lainey; five stepbrothers; two stepsisters; many nieces and nephews and extended family and two aunts, Pat Wall, of Tama, and Phyllis Morrow, of Toledo.
A special thank you to Mercy Hospice for their support and guidance. Also thank you to the staff at Carrington Place for the loving care provided to Jim in his final days.
A memorial fund has been established.