James E. “Big Jim” Leiser, 79, of Iowa City, died unexpectedly, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nev.
Jim was born July 25, 1935, in Sumner, the son of Joseph and Beverly (House) Leiser. His family moved to Cedar Rapids where he graduated from Wilson High School. On Aug. 23, 1953, he was united in marriage to Janet M. Dumond. The couple lived in Cedar Rapids until moving to Iowa City in 1966. For the past 15 years, Jim and Janet wintered in Arizona.