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Jimmie L. Garlough
Jimmie L. Garlough
Jimmie L. "Jim" Garlough, 68, of Wheatland died early Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Genesis Medical Center-DeWitt.

Jimmie Lee Garlough was born Aug. 12, 1945, to Duwane and Dorothy Miller Garlough in Davenport.

After graduation from Central Community Schools of DeWitt in 1963, Jim served in the Army. He worked at Caterpillar Inc. for 30 years.  After retirement from Cat, Jim worked various part-time jobs.  Jim married Arla Kay Schutt in 1969.  He later married Jessie Anderson on Feb. 10, 1979.

Jim was a member of Christian Free Lutheran Church, Wheatland.  He was also a member of the Wheatland American Legion and Wheatland Jaycees.  Jim served 29 years on the Wheatland Volunteer Fire Department, several of those as chief. Jim loved driving in demolition derbies, bowling, hunting, fishing, his RED antique tractors and talking with family and friends.

In addition to his loving wife of 35 years, Jessie, Jim is survived by his children, Shawn (Robin) Garlough, Clinton, William (Wendy) Garlough, Swedona, Ill., Carrie (James) Chaplin, Durant, and Melissa (Jim Palmer) Garlough, Swedona; stepchildren Tammy Heartsock, Columbus Junction, and Jessica, John, and Charles Speers, all of Hannibal, Mo., Ronney Speers of Maquoketa; 28 grandchildren and step-grandchildren; 7 step-great-grandchildren; siblings, Barb (Tim) Joseph, Phoenix, Ariz., Jo Garlough, Harrah, Okla., Carolyn Delinger, New Braunfels, Texas, Jerry (Jill) Garlough, Salem, Ore., Mary Garlough, DeWitt, Steve (JoAnn) Garlough, Walcott, Cheryl (Steve) Ditty, Warrens, Wisconsin; and several nieces and nephews.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter-in-law, Retta Speers.

Visitation was 4-7 p.m. Friday, March 21, at Schultz Funeral Home, DeWitt.  A Service of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 22, at the funeral home.  Pastor Eric Swenson will officiate.  Burial and military rites will follow at Elmwood Cemetery, DeWitt.

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