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In Memory of

Kenneth Paul James

May 10, 1933 - March 12, 2017

Obituary


Kenneth James, 83, passed away Sunday, March 12, 2017, in Ankeny. Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 16, 2017, at Ankeny Funeral Home (1510 W. First St. Ankeny, IA 50023). Burial will follow at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Van Meter, Iowa. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the Iowa Veterans Cemetery.

Kenneth Paul James was born May 10, 1933, to Kenneth and Ruth (Smith) James in Prescott, Iowa. He graduated from Prescott High School. Kenneth served in the Army from 1953, and was honorably discharged in...

Kenneth James, 83, passed away Sunday, March 12, 2017, in Ankeny. Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 16, 2017, at Ankeny Funeral Home (1510 W. First St. Ankeny, IA 50023). Burial will follow at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Van Meter, Iowa. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the Iowa Veterans Cemetery.

Kenneth Paul James was born May 10, 1933, to Kenneth and Ruth (Smith) James in Prescott, Iowa. He graduated from Prescott High School. Kenneth served in the Army from 1953, and was honorably discharged in 1955. He went on to graduate from A.I.B with his Bachelors of Communications Degree. He was united in marriage to Lois Mosier on June 7, 1964, in Carbon, Iowa. He worked at Look Magazine where he met his wife. They then moved to Prescott, Iowa and farmed, then to Des Moines where he worked for many years at Macmillan Oil and finally retired from Norwest Bank.

Kenneth enjoyed camping, baseball and collecting cars. He and his wife enjoyed camping at the Iowa State fair for 41 years. He is a member of the American Legion and the Ankeny Christian church.

Kenneth is survived by his wife of 53 years, Lois; children: Doug James of Ankeny and Darla James of Ames; two grandchildren, Cody and Chase James of Wichita, KS and only sister, Phyllis (Gwendell) Holste of Santa Maria, CA, along with many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents.