James “Jim” Joseph Bowersox, 72, of Swisher, died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. Services were Aug. 15 at Shueyville United Methodist Church with Rev. Craig Peters presiding. Visitation was Aug. 14 at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids.
James was born Sept. 24, 1941, in Cedar Rapids, the son of James W. and Wilma (Louvar) Bowersox. He was a graduate of the original class at Prairie High School in 1959. He graduated from Iowa State University in 1962 with a degree in agriculture. Jim served in the U.S. Army for two years at Ft. Hood in Killeen, Texas. He returned to Swisher, where he was an active member of his community, church, and a lifetime farmer.
Jim is survived by his children Lori Bowersox of Durham, North Carolina, Chris (Colene) Bowersox and their daughters Britt and Brooke, Doug Bowersox both of Swisher, Susan (Gary Tomas) Bowersox and their children Carter and Adelyn of Fairfax; his siblings Carol (Ken) Cuhel of Swisher, David (Kathy) Bowersox of Shueyville, and Sheryl (Rod) Cook of Newark, Ohio as well as several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be directed to the family.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.broshchapel.com.