In Memory of

James M. Eslick

November 26, 1939 - July 26, 2018
From: Gowrie, IA

Gowrie- James M. Eslick, 78. passed away Thursday, July 26, 2018 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Memorial services will be 10:30 am Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at Palmer Funeral Home, Gowrie with Pastor Jim Davis officiating. Burial will be in Gowrie Township Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 to 7:00 pm Monday, July 30, 2018 at Palmer Funeral Home, Gowrie.

James is survived by his wife, Cheri of Gowrie; daughters, Leslie (Scott) Woody of Windsor, WI, Lori (Bruce) Long of Gowrie, Jamie (Bud) Pastrick of Fort Dodge; grandchildren, Michael (Sarah) Eslick, Alyssa (Kyle) Stier, Caitlin (Tony) Bernau, Tim (Tatjana) Woody, Cheyenne (Tony) Jones, and Cher Woody; 5 great grandchildren; and sister, Janice Powell of Badger.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leslie and Margaret (Ackerman) Eslick; brothers Donald Eslick and Richard Eslick.

James M. Eslick was born November 26, 1939 in Fort Dodge and attended Fort Dodge Schools. From 1958 to 1963, Jim served in the Iowa Air National Guard. He was united in marriage to Cherryl (Cheri) Lutz on June 4, 1960 at Barnum. Jim was employed by Fort Dodge Boat Company, Iowa Air National Guard working security and served on the Fort Dodge and Lehigh Police Dept. In 1974 the family moved to Gowrie where Jim served as Chief of Police until retiring in 1996. Jim served on the Webster County Conservation Board and the Webster County Communication Board. He enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing, and cooking. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the light of his life.

Memorials may be left to family discretion.

Memorial Services
10:30 a.m. - Tuesday
July 31, 2018
Palmer Funeral Home - Gowrie
Pastor James Davis
Zion Lutheran Church
Gowrie, Iowa
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - Monday
July 30, 2018
Palmer Funeral Home - Gowrie
Gowrie Township Cemetery


Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 1:25 PM
“So sorry to hear about Jim. He was such a nice man, he always made me smile , when we worked at meals on wheels. You have our sympathy. Rob and Joleen Allen”
- joleen allen

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 7:47 AM
“We send our condolences to Tim and his family on the loss of your grandfather. We are thinking of you and hope the family finds comfort in being together during this difficult time.”
- Mike Fritsch and Fern Murdoch

Monday, July 30, 2018 at 1:07 PM
“My heart & prayers go out to all of Jim's family. He loved each & everyone of you. He will always be with you in your heart & mind. And maybe sometimes some of his words will come out of your mouth or you'll think what would dad or grandpa due.
Hugs & prayers.”
- Joyce Ru

Monday, July 30, 2018 at 11:13 AM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. ”
- Ivan and Becky Musselman

Sunday, July 29, 2018 at 10:16 AM
“My sincere sympathy to the whole family! May Dad Rest In peace now.”
- Scott D Snyder

Sunday, July 29, 2018 at 4:14 AM
“Jamie thinking of you . My condolences to you and your family. God bless this family. Prayers for comfort and peace.”
- Donna Ferguson

Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 2:15 PM
“Leslie (and family) May comforting thoughts from memories past ease your pain in this difficult time of such a tremendous loss to you and your family. ”
- Peggy Hoiet

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