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James O. Lovick

February 13, 1919 — September 2, 2018

James O. Lovick

James Orlando Lovick, 99, of Fertile, died Sunday, September 2, 2018 at the Good Samaritan Center in Forest City.

Memorial Services will be held at 10:30 A.M., Saturday, September 8, 2018 at the Fertile Lutheran Church with the Pastor Dave Halvorsen officiating.

A gathering of friends and family will be held Friday, September 7, 2018 from 4:00 - 6:00 P.M. at the Cataldo Schott Funeral Chapel, 505 North Clark St. Forest City, Iowa.

Burial of cremains will be held in Brush Point Cemetery in rural Fertile.

Memorials may be made in the choice of the donor.

Jim was born February 13, 1919, the son of Henry and Ida (Hanson) Lovick, in Mount Valley Township. He married Alvera Hanna on May 25, 1941, at North Prairie Lutheran Church, Scarville. She preceded him in death on September 29, 2014.

Jim attended country school and worked out as a hired boy before graduating from Forest City High School in 1936. Jim and Alvera rented a farm northwest of Forest City before purchasing the “home place” in 1945, where they farmed until moving to Fertile in 1988. Jim reminisced that he had his dream job – farming with his Dad and brothers. After retiring, he continued working as a hired man for his brother Larry, mowed his lawn with a John Deere tractor, and had morning coffee at the Downtown Café liars table. Jim had served as a Sunday School teacher, Church Council, Creamery Board, Rural Electric Board, Fertile Seniors Board, Fertile celebration committees.

He is survived by five daughters and one daughter-in-law: Gloria Kirschbaum of Fertile, Patricia (Purcell) Lovick of Mankato MN, Mary Rye of Robbinsdale MN,
Janice Folkers of Minneapolis, MN, Clara (Kurt) West of Rochester MN, Martha (William) Cavanaugh of Charles City IA; grandchildren: Eric (Brenda) Kirscbaum, Kristen Kirschbaum, John (Kathy) Kirschbaum, Karl (Teesha) Kirschbaum, Sarah (Dan) Boswell, Michael (Kathy) Lovick, Hannah (Christopher) Wilkowske, Ellen (Rafael) Echenique, Rachel (Jason) Dahl, William (Jill) Folkers, Kevin West, Lisa (Bryan) Brophy, James (Dani) Cavanaugh; great grandchildren: Megan, Madison, Jeffrey, Anna, Blaze, Otto, Amos, Holli, Katie, David, Elizabeth, Sophie, Celeste, Magdalena, Ingeborg, Franco, Joaquin, Juan, Kezia, Beatrix, Felix, Freya, Caden, Aidan, Elliott, Tegan, Jace, Xavier, Jasper; great great grandchildren: Jacob, Andrew, Dani Mae. Survived by one brother Leo (Marlys) Lovick, and sister Doris Bonnstetter, and sister-in-law Diane (Larry) Lovick; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

James was preceded in death by his wife Alvera, parents, infant daughter Betty Ann, son David, three sons-in-law: Edward Kirschbaum, Ralph Rye, and Doug Folkers; and siblings and spouses: Murlette and Gilman Hagen, Amy and Don Brakke, Paul and Gladys Lovick, Irene and Harvey Brakke, Pearl and Raymond Hanna, Ardie and Juanita Lovick, Alice and Gordon Toresdahl, Grace Elaine and Robert Ollenberg, Frank Bonnstetter, and Larry Lovick.
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Friday, September 7, 2018

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

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Saturday, September 8, 2018

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