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James Fordice

James Kennison Fordice

Sunday, March 7th, 1926 - Wednesday, January 1st, 2020
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Obituary

James Kennison Fordice, 93, of Rowley, Iowa died Wednesday morning, January 1, 2020 at the Lantern Park Care Center in Iowa City, Iowa.

Jim was born on March 7, 1926 in Shueyville, Iowa the son of Linton A. and Leila M. (Brockway) Fordice. He attended the Shueyville High Schools. On February 18, 1944 he entered the US. Navy serving as a seaman 1st Class until his discharge on February 28, 1946. On May 6, 1945 he was married to Beulah C. Hampton in Brimfield, IL. The couple divorced in June of 1988 Following his discharge the couple moved to Iowa City, IA. and following his divorce he moved to Rowley, Iowa.

He owned and operated the Grand Prix Motors in Iowa City until his retirement in 1988

Jim is survived by seven children; James A. Fordice, Huston, TX, Joyce Stiger, Muscatine, IA, Sheryl Scofield, Stone City, IA, Richard Fordice, Letts, IA, Wynona Crumley, Grandview, IA, Deborah Hampton, Bill Fordice, Iowa City, IA, and Dennis Fordice, Marshalltown, IA. Nineteen grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers; Louis, Fred, and Harry Fordice, and two sisters; Martha Fordice and Esther Henning.

Memorial services will be held at 11 AM Thursday, January 9, 2020 at the Rowley United Methodist Church, Rowley, Iowa. Inurnment will be in the Rowley Cemetery. The Reiff Family Center – Funeral Home & Crematory, Independence, IA, s assisting the family with arrangements.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 9th, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Thursday, January 9th, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    Rowley United Methodist Church
    Address
    210 Rowley Street
    ROWLEY, IA 52329
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  • Service

    Thursday, January 9th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Thursday, January 9th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Rowley United Methodist Church
    Address
    210 Rowley Street
    ROWLEY, IA 52329
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  • Interment

    Location
    Rowley Cemetery
    Address
    ROWLEY, IA
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Affiliations

  • US Navy

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Darwin Swartzendruber

Posted at 09:50pm
Please allow me to share condolences to you as a family and to share a bit of my story with you. During the late 70's I was a young man employed by the BMW/Fiat dealership in Iowa City that went bankrupt. Unemployed and seeking employment I ended up working for your father at Grand Prix Motors. Life moved on and I took other employment ending unemployed again. Your father rehired me. This term lasted for a short time as I found a career opportunity. As life moved on and I married and raised a family I often have recounted to my children and spouse often my respect for your father and the opportunities he provided to me. In remembering him in the past week I've often grinned to myself at the humor and dry wit he often displayed. My respect and condolences again to a gentleman who had a large effect on my life. -- Darwin Swartzendruber, Kalona
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