James 'Jim' McCormick
July 15, 1944 - March 28, 2021

James 'Jim' McCormick

James 'Jim' McCormick
Jul 15, 1944 - Mar 28, 2021

James 'Jim' McCormick

CONESVILLE, Iowa - James 'Jim' McCormick, 76, of Conesville, passed away on Sunday, March 28, 2021, at VA Hospital in Iowa City.

A Celebration of Life will be from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 10, 2021, at the American Legion in Columbus Junction. The Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online Condolences may be made at www.wittichfuneralhome.com.

Jim was born on July 15, 1944, in Muscatine, the son of James R. and Lillian LaRue McCormick. He married Monica Warhank on June 5, 1993, in Burlington.

Jim served in the United States Air Force for four years in the Philippines, during Vietnam. He was a member of the American Legion in Columbus Junction. Jim attended the Nichols Christian Church. He enjoyed farming.

Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Monica Warhank of Conesville; two children, Cindy Lyall of Cedar Rapids and Jami McCormick of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin; one grandson, Aramis Lyall; four brothers, Gayle McCormick of Indianola, Barry McCormick of Memphis, Tennessee, Tim McCormick of Muscatine, and Keith McCormick of East Moline, Illinois; and three sisters, Bonnie Buser, Christine McCormick, and Peggy Smith all of Muscatine.

Jim is preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, Ronald and Kenneth McCormick.


Julie Nordan on Apr 11, 2021

Aunt Monica, please accept our sincere condolences. Julie & Ken Nordan

Howard and Dee James on Apr 9, 2021

We share In the sadness of Jim’s passing! He has been a great friend, neighbor and activists and will be greatly missed! Our friendship dates way back but deepened in 1993 when we purchased adjoining properties and met Monica as they joined in marriage. In all of these capacities Jim never let his opinion be doubted be it politics government or personal conduct. He loved America and found newness in life with Monica. As stewards of the land they practiced conservation. As a 2nd Amendment guy he practiced target shooting and hunting as his passion. We will miss Jim and always treasure his friendship!
Howard and Dee James

Lori Vahle on Apr 6, 2021

Many fond memories of Uncle Jim. What a great picture of him on the tribute wall. May God Bless you and Welcome you Uncle Jim. Rest In Peace. Love you my Auntie M. Love Lori

Howard James on Apr 3, 2021

We share in the sadness of Jim's passing. He has been a great friend, neighbor and activist and will be greatly missed! Our friendship goes way back but deepened in 1993 when we purchased adjoining land and met Monica as they joined in marriage.
In all aspects of life Jim never let his opinion be in doubt! So straightforward one could not understand his meaning. Didn't matter if it be politics, personal conduct or opinion in most areas, you knew where he stood. He love America, found newness in life with Monica and as a steward of the land practiced conservation. Jim was a 2nd Amendment guy in belief and practice, target shooting and hunting his passion. He was meant to be active in local politics and policies and contributed so much in these areas.
We will miss Jim and always be grateful for the opportunities we had as friends
Howard and Dee James

Rebecca Ernst on Apr 1, 2021

So sorry for your loss of your husband, father and grandfather. Jim was a nice man that I enjoyed speaking with over the years. Becky Ernst

Nancy Wallander on Mar 31, 2021

Cindy and family thinking of you I am here if you need anything

Dawn on Mar 31, 2021

Jimmy was a great cousin anytime you were out shopping and he saw you he would
come up and talk to you. He was a great guy! He will be missed. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Myrna Buckley Sell on Mar 30, 2021

To the McCormick family.
So sorry to hear about Jim's passing. Thinking of you at this difficult time and praying that God will you His peace.

Lois Gray Weggen Bevan Powell on Mar 30, 2021

To the family of Jimmie,
My thoughts and prayers are with you in the loss of your loved one. It has been several years since I last saw Jim but I never forgot him. Families just seem to drift apart as we get married and have our own family to concentrate on. Rest In Peace Jim.



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