James “Jim” Lukefahr


Date: Wed, November 29, 2017
Start time: 11:00 am
Congregational United Church of Christ
Newton, Iowa
Arrangements By:
Brooks Funeral Care


James “Jim” Lukefahr

James “Jim” Lee Lukefahr, 77, passed away peacefully on November 21, 2017. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at the Congregational United Church of Christ in Newton, IA.

Jim was born March 29, 1940 to Pervis and Beulah (Haupt) Lukefahr in Laflin, MO. He graduated from Lutesville High School in Lutesville, MO. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri in Columbia; where he met Elisabeth Fischer. They quickly eloped in Moberly, MO on June 4, 1962. With their union came 3 sons, James, Gregory and Douglas. They lived in Harlan, IA for 9 years as a family until they moved to Newton, IA in 1972 where they made their forever home.

Jim worked his whole life with Agrico Chemical Company in Des Moines, Iowa. He had many interests including: playing bridge with friends, gardening, golfing, fishing, landscaping, carpentry, and all things that involved woodworking. He enjoyed playing basketball, and was a life-time Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals fan. Most importantly, he loved his family. He enjoyed watching his kids and grandkids at their sporting events. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and brother.

Left to cherish his memory include his children: James (Lori), Greg (Mary) and Doug (Julie) Lukefahr; grandchildren: Katie, Brock, Jace, Seth and Jayden; siblings: Leroy (Bonnie) Lukefahr and Viola (Lem) Prog; and in-laws: Phyllis, Judy and Patsy Lukefahr.

He was preceded in death by his wife: Elisabeth Lukefahr; his parents; siblings: Pervis Jr., Tom, and Lenzel Lukefahr; and in-law: Bill Cazadd.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Congregational United Church of Christ in Newton, IA. The family would like to express their gratitude towards the Hobbs family for their comfort and support during this time and the staff at Newton Village for their care and compassion for Jim.

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