James Schmelzer passed away peacefully Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, at the Guttenberg Care Center.
Visitation was Tuesday, Aug. 6, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Garnavillo, and one hour before services at the church.
Funeral services were Wednesday, Aug. 7, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Garnavillo, conducted by Rev. Richard G. Gaul.
Interment was at the Garnavillo Community Cemetery in Garnavillo.
Jim was born on March 13, 1937, on the Schmelzer family farm near Garnavillo, the son of Albert and Alvina (Felder) Schmelzer.