In Memory of

James E. Kleemeier

August 7, 1941 - September 5, 2020
From: Rockwell City, IA

Rockwell City – James E. Kleemeier 79, passed away Saturday, September 5, 2020 at Trinity Regional Medical Center, Fort Dodge.  Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11, 2020 at St. Francis Catholic Church, Rockwell City, with Fr. Lynn Bruch officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial.  **Face masks and social distancing are required for the Church Service.**  Burial of casket will be at St. Francis Cemetery.  Visitation will be 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, at the Palmer & Swank Funeral Home, Rockwell City.  The Funeral Service will be live streamed via Palmer & Swank Funeral Home FaceBook page.

     Jim is survived by his wife Barb; sons, Scott (Danette) Kleemeier Locust Grove, GA, and Jeff (Sheila) Kleemeier of McDonough, GA; 7 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren; sister Donna (Jeff) Hammen of Jolley; brother Jon (Jodi) Kleemeier of Rockwell City; brothers and sisters-in-law, Fran Collins Kramer of Pocahontas, Bob (Madonna) Warner of Apache Junction, AZ, Doug Warner of Pleasantville, and Greg (Cindi) Warner of McDonough, GA; and nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Marie (Brennan) Kleemeier; and grandson Austin Kleemeier.

     James Eugene Kleemeier was born August 7, 1941 at Rockwell City, Iowa.  He graduated from Rockwell City High School.  Following his education Jim worked at local grocery stores.  On November 4, 1961 he was united in marriage to Barb Spurlin at St. Francis Catholic Church and the couple made their home in Rockwell City.  Jim worked for Hunt Truck Line until his retirement.  He was a cowboy at heart and enjoyed raising cattle and traveling with his wife Barb.  Jim was an active member of St. Francis Catholic Church. 

Mass of Christian Burial
10:30 a.m. - Friday
September 11, 2020
St. Francis Catholic Church
Rockwell City, Iowa
**Face Masks and social distancing are
required at the Church.**
Father Lynn Bruch
Kevin Kleemeier
Jason Kleemeier
Troy Hammen
Tony Hammen
Wade Hammen
Kam Collins
Gary Vought

Raymond Vought
Garry Williamson
Lanny Fouts
Dale Gust
Jim Haub
Bob Warner
Doug Warner
Greg Warner
4:00 to 7:00 p.m. - Thursday
September 10, 2020
Palmer & Swank Funeral Home
Rockwell City, Iowa
Organist - Fran Lawson
Cantor - Dawn Williamson
St. Francis Catholic Cemetery
Rockwell City, Iowa


Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 2:01 PM
“So very sorry. My Dad valued Jim’s friendship very much. Thinking of all of you, keeping you in my prayers. ”
- Kim Fouts Newman

Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 1:44 PM
“Barb and family, our condolences and prayers to all. Jim was a true neighbor and he'll be missed.”
- Joe Powers and family

Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 1:42 PM
“So sorry for your families loss. Prayers🙏🏻”
- Shelly Collins-Jones

Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 1:41 PM
“My deepest sympathy to you, Barb, and to your family. I always enjoyed our chats. Jim was such a nice guy and he will be missed.”
- June Anderson McGowan

Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 12:32 AM
“From me personally and the RCHS Class of 1960, we honor Jim and give our condolences to Barb and the family. ”
- Karen Osborne

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 10:30 AM
“I’m sorry to hear of Jim’s passing! May god comfort you all in this difficult time! I hope he says hello to my mom Patsy for all of us! Sending you lots of love! ”
- Kelli Hale Swanson

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 9:53 AM
“You will be in my thoughts as you adjust to the void you will experience. Your good faith and fond memories will be of comfort to you.”
- Maureen Hobart

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 10:49 AM
“Deepest sympathy to you Barb and your family on the passing of Jim. Will always remember him as the fun loving guy that he was. Sending thoughts and prayers for him and to you at this difficult time.”
- Jerry and Carolyn Nieland

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 9:19 AM
“May God be with you during this difficult time. My condolences for the entire Kleemeier Family.”
- Rebecca Bolton

Monday, September 7, 2020 at 6:21 PM
“Barb and family,
I am so sorry to hear of Jim's death. He was always so friendly and kind. I will keep you and your family in prayers. Hope to see you at soon at a class reunion.
Love and prayers, Kathy ”
- Kathy Jante Miller

Monday, September 7, 2020 at 1:04 PM
“Thoughts and prayers to you family”
- Marlene (Hopkins) Beatty

Monday, September 7, 2020 at 12:22 PM
“Barb and family. We are so sorry for your loss. Jim was a great guy. He will be greatly missed. Love you. Dennis and Linda Ramthun. ”
- Linda Ramthun

Monday, September 7, 2020 at 8:32 AM
“Ronnie & I are sending our sympathy & prayers to Barb & all the family
- Ronald Wetter

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