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James W. Brackett

January 4, 1946 ~ February 13, 2017 (age 71)

James (Jim) W. Brackett, 71, passed away February 13, 2017 at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa. James was born on January 4, 1946 to James J. Brackett and Harriet Isabel (Campbell) Brackett in Rockford, Illinois one of seven brothers and sisters.

Jim was a kind, funny man who knew no strangers. Jim was also a man of many wonderful experiences in life, he was an avid world traveler, with his trip of a lifetime coming while he and wife Chrissy were “roughing it” in the pick-up camper during their two-month trip to Alaska and the western coast-line. He also loved his Harley Davidson motorcycles and riding was a true passion for him. He enjoyed many times at the lake, boating, family outings and spending time with those he loved and cared for.

Jim is preceded in death by his parents, sister Patricia Kramer, brothers Joseph Brackett, Bill Brackett and Johnny Shoemaker. Left to cherish his memories are wife Chrissy, son Lonnie (Kim) Brackett of Knoxville, son Scott Brackett of Jefferson, daughter Angela (Gary) Amfahr of Des Moines & Stacey (Tammy) Brackett of Chariton. Sister Pamela Johnston of Des Moines and Jacquelene (Mac) McWaters of Newnan, GA. Grandchildren Erik Brackett, Josh Stansbery, Zac Brackett, Cody Brackett, Lexi Amfahr, Colby Brackett, Nicole Amfahr and Tristin Brackett. Sister-in-law Bonnie Brackett and Kel Casey. He will be missed greatly by many friends as well.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Great Western Bank c/o Jim Brackett Memorial Fund divided between Shriners Children’s Hospital & Iowa Organ Donors. Or a Donation of Blood, to the Blood Bank of Iowa.


 Service Information

Gathering of Family and Friends
February 18, 2017

12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Iconium United Methodist Church
17352 County Road J-18
Moravia, IA 52571

Memorial Gathering
June 24, 2017

10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Ranger Point Shelter House
Rathburn Lake
Rathburn, IA 52544

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