In memory of
James Francis Stemple, 68, of Argyle, IA and formerly of Fort Madison, passed away at 11:39 p.m. on Sunday, March 29, 2015 at Fort Madison Community Hospital. He was born on December 24, 1946 in Fort Madison, IA to William & Irene Weckbach Stemple. He worked at the Sheaffer Pen Company for 37 years and later as a security guard for Catfish Bend Casino. Jim served in the U.S. Air Force in the Vietnam War, during which he was a sharpshooter. He enjoyed telling jokes, target practice and fishing.
Jim is survived by: his wife: Roxanne Stemple of Argyle, IA; 3-sons: Chris Stemple of North Pole, AK, Joe & Pat Stemple both of Argyle, IA; 1-sister: Judy Stevens of Bettendorf, IA; a step mother Norma Stemple of Ottumwa, IA; 4-step brothers, Cap, Donnie, Jeff & Shawn Prox. He was preceded in death by his parents & 1-brother, John.
Friends may call after 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 2, 2015 with the family to receive friends from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday evening at King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory in Fort Madison. He will be cremated following the visitation. The memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 3, 2015 at King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory with Rev. Mark P. Spring officiating. Burial will be held at Soldiers' Circle in Oakland Cemetery with military rites to be performed by the Fort Madison Veterans Honor Guard. A memorial has been established in Jim's memory. Online condolences to Jim's family may be left at the King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory website: www.kinglynk.com.
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