James W. Hulshizer
August 27, 1925 - March 11, 2019
CARPENTER, IOWA - James W. Hulshizer, 93, died in Elk River, Minnesota, on March 11, 2019. Funeral service will be held on Monday, March 18, 2019 at 10:30 AM at Deer Creek Lutheran Church, Carpenter, Iowa, with Rev. Lance Kittleson officiating. Burial will be in the Deer Creek Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled for Sunday from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home, St. Ansgar, Iowa.
James was born on August 27, 1925 in Worth County, Iowa, to Lawrence and Olga (Gordon) Hulshizer. He attended Otranto School thru the 8th grade. Jim was baptized and confirmed at Deer Creek Lutheran Church, Carpenter. He farmed on the family farm in Worth County until retiring in 1993. Jim married Madeline on November 24, 1946 in Myrtle, Minnesota. She died in 1992. He married Mary Furst in June 1995. She died in May 1997. Jim then married Mavis Gerick on December 4, 1999.
Jim enjoyed wintering in Mission, Texas, which he did from 1983 to 2014. He loved dancing and was known for his skipping. Jim will be remembered as a quiet man who enjoyed his family and friends and working on the farm.
He was preceded in death by wives, Madeline and Mary; one great, great grand daughter, Kenady Bartz; brother-in-laws, Charles Vosburgh, Virgil, Willis and Archie Lau.
Jim is survived by his wife, Mavis of Oak Grove, Minnesota; two daughters, Sandy(Calvin) Thompson of Osage, Iowa and Marcia (Tom) Allen of St. Ansgar; 6 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; 5 great, great grandchildren; also survived by Mavis's family, which includes Deanna (Gary) Hofmeister of Mankato, Minnesota and Doug (Kate) Gerick of Ramsey, Minnesota; 3 grandchildren.
Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home, St. Ansgar, Ia. 641-713-4920. www.schroederandsites.com