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James R. “Jim” Moldt
James R. "Jim" Moldt
Funeral services and a Mass of Christian Burial for James R. "Jim" Moldt, 77, a resident of Davenport were held Monday, April 22, at Holy Family Catholic Church, Davenport.

Burial was in National Cemetery, Rock Island, Ill.

Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport, was in charge of the arrangements.

James passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf following an extend-ed illness. He was surrounded by his lov-ing family and friends at the time of his passing.

James Richard Moldt was born Nov. 13, 1935, in Clinton to Harold L. and Kathe-rine Hurley Moldt. Jim was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving 1954-1959 on the USS Ticonderoga.

He earned a degree in electrical engi-neering from Iowa State University.

James was united in marriage to Shirley J. Swanson in 1964 in Sioux City.

Jim worked at Square D as a field engi-neer until 1971. In 1971, he founded DeWitt Electric. Inc. in DeWitt, an electri-cal contracting company.

He was a member of Holy Family Church, Knights of Columbus 532, the DeWitt Development Corporation and Crossroads Unlimited and was past presi-dent of the Associated Building and Con-tractors (ABC) of Iowa.

Family was a priority and he enjoyed spending time with them especially at his summer cottage in Bellevue, where they spent time boating and golfing.

Jim is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Shirley; their children and spouses, Dr. Andrea Almond of Cincinnati, Ohio, Richard "Rick" (Karen) Moldt of Long-mont, Colo., and Pete (Karen) Moldt of Bettendorf; grandchildren, Jay Moldt, Courtney Gilley, Derek Gilley, Madison Almond and Samantha and Elizabeth Moldt; a great-granddaughter, Chloe; his brother and sister-in-law, Edward (Alice) Moldt of Carey, N.C.; and a sister-in-law, Joanne Moldt of Dubuque.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Harold Moldt Jr.; and a niece, Sheila. May they rest in peace.

Memorials may be made to Alzheimer Research, Genesis VNA Hospice, Holy Family Catholic Church or Assumption High School.

Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Jim's obituary at www.hmdfuneral home.com.

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